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

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Train  •  2h 49m

  1. Take the train from Southend Victoria to Stratford (London)
  2. Take the train from Stratford International to Whitstable

£40 - £69

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  3h 19m

  1. Take the train from Southend Central to Chafford Hundred
  2. Take the bus from Bluewater, Bus Station to Chatham, Fire Station
  3. Take the train from Chatham to Whitstable

£21 - £40

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1h 19m

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

£12 - £18

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The cheapest way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Whitstable is to drive which costs £12 - £18 and takes 1h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Whitstable is to drive which costs £12 - £18 and takes 1h 19m.

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No, there is no direct train from Southend-on-Sea to Whitstable. However, there are services departing from Southend Victoria and arriving at Whitstable via Stratford International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 49m.

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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 2h 49m and costs £40 - £70.

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It takes approximately 2h 49m to get from Southend-on-Sea to Whitstable, including transfers.

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Southend-on-Sea to Whitstable train services, operated by Greater Anglia, depart from Southend Victoria 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 71 miles. It takes approximately 1h 19m to drive from Southend-on-Sea to Whitstable.

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  • Distance: 18.3 miles
  • Duration: 2h 49m

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

You can take a train from Southend-on-Sea to Whitstable via Stratford (London) and Stratford International in around 2h 49m.

Train operators
London Overground
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Southend Victoria to Stratford (London)
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
London Overground
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Stratford International to Whitstable
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£24 - £45
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Anytime
£24 - £35
1st Class
£30 - £45
Train from Chatham to Whitstable
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£11 - £25
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Anytime
£11 - £17
1st Class
£17 - £25
Bus operators
Arriva Kent & Surrey
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Bluewater, Bus Station to Chatham, Fire Station
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
Arriva Kent & Surrey

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