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There are 5 ways to get from Southend-on-Sea to Dartford by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  55 min

  1. Take the train from Southend Central to Grays
  2. Take the train from Grays to Purfleet

£9 - £13

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Line 28 bus, line 100 bus  •  2h 16m

  1. Take the line 28 bus from Southend-on-Sea, Park Tavern to Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station 28
  2. Take the line 100 bus from Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station to Grays, Bus Station 100 / ...

£8 - £13

3 alternative options

Train, line 96 bus  •  2h 15m

  1. Take the train from Southend Victoria to Stratford (London)
  2. Take the line 96 bus from Woolwich Arsenal Station to Dartford, Priory Hill 96

£20 - £32

Taxi  •  36 min

  1. Take a taxi from Southend-on-Sea to Dartford 30 miles

£60 - £80

Drive  •  36 min

  1. Drive from Southend-on-Sea to Dartford 30 miles

£4 - £7

Southend-on-Sea to Dartford by train

The train journey time between Southend-on-Sea and Dartford is around 1h 2m and covers a distance of around 26 miles. The fastest train normally takes 45 min. Operated by c2c, the Southend-on-Sea to Dartford train service departs from Southend Central and arrives in Purfleet. Typically 241 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Southend-on-Sea to Dartford train schedules

Southend-on-Sea → Dartford
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The cheapest way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Dartford is to drive which costs £4 - £7 and takes 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Dartford is to taxi which costs £60 - £80 and takes 36 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Southend-on-Sea to Dartford. However, there are services departing from Southend Central and arriving at Purfleet via Grays. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 55 min.

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It is 23 miles from Southend-on-Sea to Dartford. It is approximately 30 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Dartford without a car is to train which takes 55 min and costs £8 - £13.

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It takes approximately 55 min to get from Southend-on-Sea to Dartford, including transfers.

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Southend-on-Sea to Dartford train services, operated by c2c, depart from Southend Central station.

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The best way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Dartford is to train which takes 55 min and costs £8 - £13. Alternatively, you can line 28 bus and line 100 bus, which costs £7 - £14 and takes 2h 16m.

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Southend-on-Sea to Dartford train services, operated by c2c, arrive at Purfleet station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Southend-on-Sea to Dartford is 30 miles. It takes approximately 36 min to drive from Southend-on-Sea to Dartford.

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  • Distance: 22.5 miles
  • Duration: 55 min

What companies run services between Southend-on-Sea, England and Dartford, England?

You can take a train from Southend-on-Sea to Dartford via Grays in around 55 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southend-on-Sea to Dartford via Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station, Grays, Bus Station, and Grays in around 2h 16m.

Train operators
c2c
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Train from Southend Central to Grays
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £11
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Train from Grays to Purfleet
Ave. Duration
5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£1 - £2
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Bus operators
London Buses

London’s bus network covers Greater London with a 24-hour service, allowing you to take in the famous monuments and streetscapes from an iconic red double-decker bus. All London buses are all cashless, so you will need an Oyster card, Travel card or use contactless payment. You can also purchase a one-day bus-only pass from Tube stations. On the bus, you only need to touch on with your Oyster card (not off).

Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Woolwich Arsenal Station to Dartford, Priory Hill
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
First
Phone
+44 (0)1224 650100
Website
firstbus.co.uk
Bus from Southend-on-Sea, Park Tavern to Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
First
Bus from Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station to Grays, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
First
Other operators
Taxi from Southend-on-Sea to Dartford
Ave. Duration
36 min
Estimated price
£60 - £80
AC Radio Cabs
Phone
+44 1702 334 455
Website
acradiocabs.com
333444 Taxis
Phone
+44 1702 333 444
Website
333444.uk

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