There are 6 ways to get from Southend-on-Sea to Maidstone 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  •  2 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Southend Victoria to Stratford (London)
  2. Take the train from Stratford International to Strood
  3. Take the train from Strood to Maidstone West

$42 - $59

Cheapest option

Line 28 bus, line 100 bus, bus  •  4 h 29 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 Lakeside, Bus Station (Lakeside) 100 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Lakeside, Bus Station (Lakeside) to Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre) X80
  4. Take the bus from Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre) to Chatham, Fire Station
  5. Take the bus from Chatham Railway Station to Maidstone, Pudding Lane (Medway Street)

$18 - $20

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Southend Central to Chafford Hundred
  2. Take the bus from Chafford Hundred, Railway Station (Chafford Rail) to Greenhithe, Station Road (Railway bridge) X80
  3. Take the train from Greenhithe for Bluewater to Strood
  4. Take the train from Strood to Maidstone West

$30 - $47

Train, bus via Chatham Railway Station  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Southend Central to Chafford Hundred
  2. Take the bus from Chafford Hundred, Railway Station (Chafford Rail) to Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre) X80
  3. Take the bus from Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre) to Chatham, Fire Station
  4. Take the bus from Chatham Railway Station to Maidstone, Pudding Lane (Medway Street)

$25 - $32

Taxi  •  59 min

  1. Take a taxi from Southend-on-Sea to Maidstone 50.1 miles

$130 - $170

Drive  •  59 min

  1. Drive from Southend-on-Sea to Maidstone 50.1 miles

$10 - $16

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Maidstone is to drive which costs £8 - £12 and takes 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Maidstone is to taxi which costs £100 - £130 and takes 59 min.

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The distance between Southend-on-Sea and Maidstone is 21 miles. The road distance is 50.1 miles.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 2 h 27 min to get from Southend-on-Sea to Maidstone, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Southend-on-Sea station to Maidstone. However, there are services departing from Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange (Victoria Stn) and arriving at Maidstone, Pudding Lane (Medway Street) via Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station (Basil'n Bus Stn), Lakeside, Bus Station (Lakeside), Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre) and Chatham Railway Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 29 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Southend-on-Sea to Maidstone. However, there are services departing from Southend Victoria and arriving at Maidstone West via Stratford International and Strood. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 27 min.

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

You can take a train from Southend-on-Sea to Maidstone via Stratford (London), Stratford International, and Strood in around 2 h 27 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southend-on-Sea to Maidstone via Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station (Basil'n Bus Stn), Lakeside, Bus Station (Lakeside), Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre), Chatham, Fire Station, and Chatham Railway Station in around 4 h 29 min.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Stratford International to Strood
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $22
Train from Strood to Maidstone West
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $19
Anytime Day Single
$9 - $13
Train from Greenhithe for Bluewater to Strood
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $19
Anytime Day Single
$9 - $13
c2c
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Train from Southend Central to Chafford Hundred
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Greenhithe for Bluewater to Strood
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Bus operators
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Chafford Hundred, Railway Station (Chafford Rail) to Greenhithe, Station Road (Railway bridge)
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Chafford Hundred, Railway Station (Chafford Rail) to Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre)
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.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 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station (Basil'n Bus Stn) to Lakeside, Bus Station (Lakeside)
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Lakeside, Bus Station (Lakeside) to Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre)
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Arriva Kent & Surrey
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre) to Chatham, Fire Station
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Chatham Railway Station to Maidstone, Pudding Lane (Medway Street)
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Southend-on-Sea to Maidstone
Ave. Duration
59 min
Estimated price
$130 - $170
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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