There are 3 ways to get from Southend-on-Sea to Whitstable by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Southend Central to West Ham
  2. Take the train from Stratford International to Whitstable

$40 - $58

2 alternative options

Line 25 bus, line 100 bus, bus, train  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Take the line 25 bus from Southend-on-Sea, Whitegate Road to Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station (Basil'n Bus Stn) 25 / ...
  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 train from Chatham to Whitstable

$41 - $47

Drive  •  1 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Southend-on-Sea to Whitstable 70.5 miles

$15 - $22

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The cheapest way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Whitstable is to drive which costs £11 - £17 and takes 1 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Whitstable is to drive which costs £11 - £17 and takes 1 h 19 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Southend-on-Sea to Whitstable. However, there are services departing from Southend Central and arriving at Whitstable via West Ham DLR Station and Stratford International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 46 min.

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The distance between Southend-on-Sea and Whitstable is 18 miles. The road distance is 70.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Whitstable without a car is to train which takes 2 h 46 min and costs £30 - £45.

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It takes approximately 2 h 46 min to get from Southend-on-Sea to Whitstable, including transfers.

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Southend-on-Sea to Whitstable train services, operated by c2c, depart from Southend Central station.

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Southend-on-Sea to Whitstable train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Whitstable station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Southend-on-Sea to Whitstable is 70 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 19 min to drive from Southend-on-Sea to Whitstable.

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There are 398+ hotels available in Whitstable. Prices start at $85 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Southend-on-Sea to Whitstable.
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  • Distance: 18.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 46 min

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

You can take a train from Southend-on-Sea to Whitstable via West Ham, West Ham DLR Station, Stratford International DLR Station, and Stratford International in around 2 h 46 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
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Stratford International to Whitstable
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$28 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$27 - $40
Train from Chatham to Whitstable
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $21
Bus operators
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Southend-on-Sea, Whitegate Road to Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station (Basil'n Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station (Basil'n Bus Stn) to Lakeside, Bus Station (Lakeside)
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Website
firstgroup.com
Ensign Bus
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
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

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