There are 4 ways to get from Waterloo Station to Essex by subway, train, bus, taxi or car

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Tube, train  •  2 h

  1. Take the Tube from Waterloo Underground Station to Stratford Underground Station Jubilee
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to White Notley

$21 - $30

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Bus, line 133 bus  •  2 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from London Waterloo Rail Station to Stansted Airport London National Express
  2. Take the line 133 bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk) 133

$17 - $26

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Taxi  •  1 h 7 min

  1. Take a taxi from Waterloo Station to Essex 48.7 miles

$220 - $270

Drive  •  1 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Waterloo Station to Essex 48.7 miles

$10 - $16

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The cheapest way to get from Waterloo Station to Essex is to drive which costs £7 - £12 and takes 1 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Waterloo Station to Essex is to taxi which costs £170 - £210 and takes 1 h 7 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Waterloo Station station to Essex. However, there are services departing from London Waterloo Rail Station and arriving at Black Notley, Brain Valley Avenue via Stansted Airport, Coach Station and Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 36 min.

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The distance between Waterloo Station and Essex is 38 miles. The road distance is 48.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Waterloo Station to Essex without a car is to Tube and train which takes 2 h and costs £15 - £23.

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It takes approximately 2 h to get from Waterloo Station to Essex, including transfers.

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Waterloo Station to Essex bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at London Waterloo Rail Station.

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Waterloo Station to Essex bus services, operated by Arriva UK, arrive at Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Waterloo Station to Essex is 49 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 7 min to drive from Waterloo Station to Essex.

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There are 203+ hotels available in Essex. Prices start at $72 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Waterloo Station to Essex.
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  • Distance: 37.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h

What companies run services between Waterloo Station, England and Essex, England?

You can take a bus from Waterloo Station to Essex via London Waterloo Rail Station, Stansted Airport London, Stansted Airport, Coach Station, and Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk) in around 2 h 36 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Waterloo Rail Station to Stansted Airport London
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk)
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Waterloo Station to Essex
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Estimated price
$220 - $270
Call A Cab
Phone
+44 20 8901 4444
Website
callacab.com
Licenced London Taxi
Phone
+44 75 1905 5741
Website
licensedlondontaxi.co.uk
Com Cab
Phone
+44 20 7908 0271
Website
comcab-london.co.uk

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