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

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Recommended option

Train, subway  •  2h 41m

  1. Take the train from Southend Central to West Ham
  2. Take the subway from West Ham station to Victoria station
  3. Take the train from London Victoria to Maidstone East

$35 - $50

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  2h 48m

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

Line 28 bus, line 100 bus, bus  •  5h 2m

  1. Take the line 28 bus from Southend-on-Sea, Park Tavern to Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station 28
  2. Take the line 100 bus from Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station to Lakeside, Bus Station 100 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Lakeside, Bus Station to Bluewater, Bus Station X80
  4. Take the bus from Bluewater, Bus Station to Chatham, Fire Station
  5. Take the bus from Chatham station to Maidstone, Pudding Lane

Taxi  •  59m

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

$130 - $160

Drive  •  59m

  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 59m.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Southend-on-Sea to Maidstone. However, there are services departing from Southend-on-Sea, Park Tavern and arriving at Maidstone, Pudding Lane via Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station, Lakeside, Bus Station, Bluewater, Bus Station and Chatham station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 2m.

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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 subway which takes 2h 41m and costs £26 - £40.

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It takes approximately 2h 41m 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 station.

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Southend-on-Sea to Maidstone bus services, operated by Arriva Kent & Surrey, arrive at Maidstone, Pudding Lane station.

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

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There are 371+ 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: 2h 41m

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, Lakeside, Bus Station, Bluewater, Bus Station, Chatham, Fire Station, and Chatham station in around 5h 2m.

Train operators
c2c
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Train from Southend Central to West Ham
Ave. Duration
44m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Train from Southend Central to Chafford Hundred
Ave. Duration
38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from London Victoria to Maidstone East
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
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
23m
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
23m
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
20m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Bus operators
Ensign Bus
Website
ensignbus.com
Bus from Chafford Hundred, Railway Station to Greenhithe, station
Ave. Duration
20m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ensignbus.com
Bus from Lakeside, Bus Station to Bluewater, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
20m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ensignbus.com
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Southend-on-Sea, Park Tavern to Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station to Lakeside, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
firstgroup.com
Arriva Kent & Surrey
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Bluewater, Bus Station to Chatham, Fire Station
Ave. Duration
36m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Chatham station to Maidstone, Pudding Lane
Ave. Duration
26m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Southend-on-Sea to Maidstone
Ave. Duration
59m
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
Fareway Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1245 355555
Website
farewaytaxisltd.com
Chelmsford Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1246 600 155
Website
chelmsfordtaxisltd.co.uk
A1 Taxi
Phone
+44 1245 838383
Website
a1carschelmsford.com

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