There are 4 ways to get from Southend-on-Sea to St Albans by train, subway, bus 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.

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Train  •  1 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from Farringdon to St Albans City

$32 - $45

Cheapest option

Train, Tube  •  1 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Southend Central to Barking
  2. Take the Tube from Barking Underground Station to Blackfriars Underground Station
  3. Take the train from London Blackfriars to St Albans City

$24 - $35

2 alternative options

Bus  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Southend-on-Sea, Chichester Road to Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station 3
  2. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station to Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn) 59
  3. Take the bus from Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn) to St Albans City Railway Station 724

$25 - $28

Drive  •  58 min

  1. Drive from Southend-on-Sea to St Albans 53.9 miles

$11 - $17

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Southend-on-Sea to St Albans station. However, there are services departing from Southend-on-Sea, Chichester Road and arriving at St Albans City Railway Station via Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station and Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 28 min.

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The distance between Southend-on-Sea and St Albans is 48 miles. The road distance is 53.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Southend-on-Sea to St Albans without a car is to train which takes 1 h 44 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 44 min to get from Southend-on-Sea to St Albans, including transfers.

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Southend-on-Sea to St Albans bus services, operated by Arrow Taxi, depart from Southend-on-Sea, Chichester Road station.

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The best way to get from Southend-on-Sea to St Albans is to train which takes 1 h 44 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 28 min.

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Southend-on-Sea to St Albans bus services, operated by Green Line (operated by Arriva), arrive at St Albans City Railway Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Southend-on-Sea to St Albans is 54 miles. It takes approximately 58 min to drive from Southend-on-Sea to St Albans.

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There are 468+ hotels available in St Albans. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Southend-on-Sea to St Albans.
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  • Distance: 47.5 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 44 min

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

You can take a train from Southend-on-Sea to St Albans via London Liverpool Street, Liverpool Street Underground Station, Farringdon Underground Station, and Farringdon in around 1 h 44 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southend-on-Sea to St Albans via Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station and Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn) in around 4 h 28 min.

Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Farringdon to St Albans City
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Blackfriars to St Albans City
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
c2c
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Train from Southend Central to Barking
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
London Underground (Tube)
Rome2rio's guide to London Underground (Tube)
Contact Details
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Barking Underground Station to Blackfriars Underground Station
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Bus operators
Arrow Taxi
Phone
+44 1903 212121
Email
enquiries@arrowtaxigroup.co.uk
Website
arrowtaxigroup.co.uk
Bus from Southend-on-Sea, Chichester Road to Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
arrowtaxigroup.co.uk
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station to Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) to Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8
Website
firstgroup.com
Green Line (operated by Arriva)
Phone
0344 801 7261
Email
greenline.customerservices@googlemail.com
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn) to St Albans City Railway Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
Green Line
Book at
Green Line (Arriva)

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