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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  55 min

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

$10 - $14

Cheapest option

Line 28 bus, line 100 bus  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Take the line 28 bus from Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange (Victoria Stn) to Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station (Basil'n Bus Stn) 28
  2. Take the line 100 bus from Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station (Basil'n Bus Stn) to Grays, Bus Station (Grays Bus Stn) 100 / ...

$7 - $9

3 alternative options

Train, line 96 bus  •  2 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Southend Victoria to Stratford (London)
  2. Take the line 96 bus from Woolwich Arsenal Station to Dartford, Pizza Hut (Prospect Place Retail Park) 96

$25 - $33

Taxi  •  37 min

  1. Take a taxi from Southend-on-Sea to Dartford 30.1 miles

$80 - $95

Drive  •  37 min

  1. Drive from Southend-on-Sea to Dartford 30.1 miles

$6 - $10

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Dartford is to drive which costs £5 - £8 and takes 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Dartford is to taxi which costs £60 - £75 and takes 37 min.

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The distance between Southend-on-Sea and Dartford is 23 miles. The road distance is 30.1 miles.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Southend-on-Sea station to Dartford station. However, there are services departing from Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange (Victoria Stn) and arriving at Purfleet, Railway Station (Rail Station) via Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station (Basil'n Bus Stn) and Grays, Bus Station (Grays Bus Stn). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 30 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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Map of how to get 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 (Basil'n Bus Stn) and Grays, Bus Station (Grays Bus Stn) in around 2 h 30 min.

Train operators
c2c
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Train from Southend Central to Grays
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
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
Greater Anglia
Bus operators
Stagecoach London
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Woolwich Arsenal Station to Dartford, Pizza Hut (Prospect Place Retail Park)
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange (Victoria Stn) to Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station (Basil'n Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station (Basil'n Bus Stn) to Grays, Bus Station (Grays Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Southend-on-Sea to Dartford
Ave. Duration
37 min
Estimated price
$80 - $95
Star Taxis
Phone
+44 1634 575656
Website
startaxismedway.co.uk
A B C Taxis
Phone
+44 1634 840840
Website
abctaxismedway.co.uk
Chelmsford Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1246 600 155
Website
chelmsfordtaxisltd.co.uk
Fareway Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1245 355555
Website
farewaytaxisltd.com
A1 Taxi
Phone
+44 1245 838383
Website
a1carschelmsford.com

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