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Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Ware to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria

$29 - $41

Cheapest option

Line 59 bus, bus  •  2 h 59 min

  1. Take the line 59 bus from Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn) to Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn) 59
  2. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) to Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange (Victoria Stn) X30

$14 - $20

3 alternative options

Train, line 276 bus  •  2 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Ware to Hackney Downs
  2. Take the line 276 bus from Hackney Downs Station to West Ham 276
  3. Take the train from West Ham to Southend Central

$24 - $33

Taxi  •  55 min

  1. Take a taxi from Ware to Southend-on-Sea 48.7 miles

$230 - $280

Drive  •  55 min

  1. Drive from Ware to Southend-on-Sea 48.7 miles

$10 - $16

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

You can take a train from Ware to Southend-on-Sea via London Liverpool Street in around 1 h 56 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ware to Southend-on-Sea via Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn), Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn), and Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) in around 2 h 59 min.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Ware to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Ware to Hackney Downs
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
c2c
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Train from West Ham to Southend Central
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Bus operators
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Hackney Downs Station to West Ham
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn) to Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn)
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) to Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange (Victoria Stn)
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Ware to Southend-on-Sea
Ave. Duration
55 min
Estimated price
$230 - $280
Britannia Cars
Phone
+44 1582 422222
A1 24 Hour Taxis Luton
Phone
+44 1582 242424
FiveTwos Luton Cars
Phone
+44 1582 722222

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Ware and Southend-on-Sea is 60 km. The road distance is 78 km.

The cheapest way to get from Ware to Southend-on-Sea is to drive which costs £7 - £12 and takes 55 min.

The quickest way to get from Ware to Southend-on-Sea is to taxi which takes 55 min and costs £170 - £210.

No, there is no direct train from Ware to Southend-on-Sea. However, there are services departing from Ware and arriving at Southend Victoria via London Liverpool Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 56 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Ware to Southend-on-Sea. However, there are services departing from Ware, Hertford Regional College and arriving at Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange (Victoria Stn) via Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn) and Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 59 min.

It takes approximately 1 h 56 min to get from Ware to Southend-on-Sea, including transfers.