There are 3 ways to get from Southend-on-Sea to Whitstable by train, 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 45 min

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

$40 - $59

Cheapest option

Line 28 bus, line 100 bus, bus, train  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Take the line 28 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 Greenhithe, Railway Station X80
  4. Take the train from Greenhithe for Bluewater to Rainham (Kent)
  5. Take the train from Rainham (Kent) to Whitstable

$30 - $42

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 19 min

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

$15 - $22

Questions & Answers

The distance between Southend-on-Sea and Whitstable is 29 km. The road distance is 113 km.

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

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

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 45 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 45 min to get from Southend-on-Sea to Whitstable, including transfers.

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 45 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 4 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 Rainham (Kent) to Whitstable
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $19
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Greenhithe for Bluewater to Rainham (Kent)
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
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 Southend-on-Sea, Whitegate Road to Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station (Basil'n Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 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 Greenhithe, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk

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