There are 6 ways to get from Southend-on-Sea to Maidstone by train, subway, 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, Tube  •  2 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Southend Central to West Ham
  2. Take the Tube from West Ham Underground Station to Victoria Underground Station
  3. Take the train from London Victoria to Maidstone East

$35 - $50

Cheapest option

Line 28 bus, line 100 bus, bus  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Take the line 28 bus from Southend-on-Sea, Park Tavern (Barons Court/St Marys C of E - Primary associate) 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 East Railway Station

$28

4 alternative options

Train, bus via Greenhithe for Bluewater  •  2 h 57 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 - $44

Train, bus  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Southend Victoria to Stratford (London)
  2. Take the bus from Canary Wharf, Canada Square North to Maidstone, Rocky Hill (Maidstone West Railway Station) 774 / ...

$32 - $40

Taxi  •  59 min

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

$130 - $160

Drive  •  59 min

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

$10 - $16

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Southend-on-Sea to Maidstone station. However, there are services departing from Southend-on-Sea, Park Tavern (Barons Court/St Marys C of E - Primary associate) and arriving at Maidstone East Railway Station 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 6 min.

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

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The best way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Maidstone without a car is to train and Tube which takes 2 h 39 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 39 min to get from Southend-on-Sea to Maidstone, including transfers.

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Southend-on-Sea to Maidstone bus services, operated by First in Essex, depart from Southend-on-Sea, Park Tavern (Barons Court/St Marys C of E - Primary associate) station.

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Southend-on-Sea to Maidstone bus services, operated by Arriva Kent & Surrey, arrive at Maidstone East Railway Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Southend-on-Sea to Maidstone is 50 miles. It takes approximately 59 min to drive from Southend-on-Sea to Maidstone.

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There are 367+ hotels available in Maidstone. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Southend-on-Sea to Maidstone.
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  • Distance: 20.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 39 min

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

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 6 min.

Train operators
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
Train from Southend Central to Chafford Hundred
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
London Underground (Tube)
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from London Victoria to Maidstone East
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $30
Train from Greenhithe for Bluewater to Strood
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$9 - $13
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 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$9 - $13
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Greenhithe for Bluewater to Strood
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Greater Anglia
Bus operators
Ensign Bus
Website
ensignbus.com
Bus from Chafford Hundred, Railway Station (Chafford Rail) to Greenhithe, Station Road (Railway bridge)
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Website
ensignbus.com
Bus from Lakeside, Bus Station (Lakeside) to Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre)
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Website
ensignbus.com
The Kings Ferry
Phone
+44 1634 377577
Email
sales@thekingsferry.co.uk
Website
thekingsferry.co.uk
Bus from Canary Wharf, Canada Square North to Maidstone, Rocky Hill (Maidstone West Railway Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
thekingsferry.co.uk
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Southend-on-Sea, Park Tavern (Barons Court/St Marys C of E - Primary associate) to Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station (Basil'n Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station (Basil'n Bus Stn) to Lakeside, Bus Station (Lakeside)
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Website
firstgroup.com
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 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Chatham Railway Station to Maidstone East Railway Station
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 10 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 - $160
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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