There are 5 ways to get from Southend-on-Sea to ExCeL London 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  •  1 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Southend Central to Limehouse

$13 - $19

Cheapest option

Bus, line 147 bus  •  1 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Southend-on-Sea to London Ilford National Express
  2. Take the line 147 bus from Ilford, Chapel Road to Custom House Station 147

$10 - $13

3 alternative options

Train, line 473 bus  •  1 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Southend Victoria to Stratford (London)
  2. Take the line 473 bus from Stratford Bus Station to Custom House, Victoria Dock Road 473

$20 - $27

Taxi  •  45 min

  1. Take a taxi from Southend-on-Sea to ExCeL London 36.5 miles

$170 - $200

Drive  •  45 min

  1. Drive from Southend-on-Sea to ExCeL London 36.5 miles

$7 - $12

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Southend-on-Sea to ExCeL London is to drive which costs £6 - £9 and takes 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Southend-on-Sea to ExCeL London is to taxi which costs £130 - £160 and takes 45 min.

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The distance between Southend-on-Sea and ExCeL London is 30 miles. The road distance is 36.5 miles.

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It takes approximately 1 h 8 min to get from Southend-on-Sea to ExCeL London, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Southend-on-Sea to ExCeL London station. However, there are services departing from Southend-on-Sea and arriving at Custom House Station via Ilford, Chapel Road. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 59 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Southend-on-Sea to ExCeL London station. However, there are services departing from Southend Central and arriving at Custom House (for ExCel) DLR Station via Limehouse DLR Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 8 min.

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Map of how to get from Southend-on-Sea to ExCeL London.
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  • Distance: 29.7 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 8 min

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

c2c operates a train from Southend-on-Sea to ExCeL London every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $11 - $16 and the journey takes 49 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southend-on-Sea to ExCeL London via London Ilford, Ilford, Chapel Road, and Custom House Station in around 1 h 59 min.

Train operators
c2c
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Train from Southend Central to Limehouse
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Greater Anglia
Bus operators
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Stratford Bus Station to Custom House, Victoria Dock Road
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Ilford, Chapel Road to Custom House Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Southend-on-Sea to London Ilford
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
Taxi from Southend-on-Sea to ExCeL London
Ave. Duration
45 min
Estimated price
$170 - $200
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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