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

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Train Greater Anglia  •  1 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from Farringdon to Luton

$36 - $52

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Bus  •  3 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange (Victoria Stn) to Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) X30
  2. Take the bus from Stansted Airport London to Luton Airport London National Express / ...

$24 - $32

3 alternative options

Train via West Ham Underground Station  •  1 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Southend Central to West Ham
  2. Take the train from London Blackfriars to Luton

$29 - $41

Tube, bus  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Take the Tube from Upminster Underground Station to Victoria Underground Station District
  2. Take the bus from Victoria to Luton Station Interchange (Luton Railway Station) 757

$27 - $33

Drive  •  1 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Southend-on-Sea to Luton 66.9 miles

$14 - $21

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The cheapest way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Luton is to drive which costs £10 - £16 and takes 1 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Luton is to drive which costs £10 - £16 and takes 1 h 12 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Southend-on-Sea station to Luton. However, there are services departing from Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange (Victoria Stn) and arriving at Luton Airport London via Stansted Airport London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 38 min.

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The distance between Southend-on-Sea and Luton is 54 miles. The road distance is 66.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Luton without a car is to train which takes 1 h 50 min and costs £27 - £40.

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It takes approximately 1 h 50 min to get from Southend-on-Sea to Luton, including transfers.

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Southend-on-Sea to Luton bus services, operated by First in Essex, arrive at Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange (Victoria Stn).

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The best way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Luton is to train which takes 1 h 50 min and costs £27 - £40. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £18 - £25 and takes 3 h 38 min.

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Southend-on-Sea to Luton bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Luton Airport London station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Southend-on-Sea to Luton is 67 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 12 min to drive from Southend-on-Sea to Luton.

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Map of how to get from Southend-on-Sea to Luton.
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  • Distance: 54.2 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 50 min

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

You can take a train from Southend-on-Sea to Luton via London Liverpool Street, Liverpool Street Underground Station, Farringdon Underground Station, and Farringdon in around 1 h 50 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southend-on-Sea to Luton via Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) and Stansted Airport London in around 3 h 38 min.

Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Farringdon to Luton
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Blackfriars to Luton
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
c2c
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Train from Southend Central to West Ham
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
London Underground (Tube)
Bus operators
Green Line (operated by Arriva)
Phone
0344 801 7261
Email
greenline.customerservices@googlemail.com
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from Victoria to Luton Station Interchange (Luton Railway Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
Green Line
Book at
Green Line (Arriva)
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange (Victoria Stn) to Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt)
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14
Website
firstgroup.com
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 Stansted Airport London to Luton Airport London
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
nationalexpress.com

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