There are 6 ways to get from Waterloo Station to Southend-on-Sea by subway, train, bus, rideshare, taxi or car

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Tube, train  •  1 h 19 min

  1. Take the Tube from Waterloo Underground Station to West Ham Underground Station Jubilee
  2. Take the train from West Ham to Southend Central

$15 - $21

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1 h 30 min

  1. Take the rideshare from London to Southend-on-Sea 43.1 miles

$4

4 alternative options

Line 26 bus, train  •  1 h 32 min

  1. Take the line 26 bus from South Bank, Waterloo Bridge South Bank to Liverpool Street Station 26
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria

$22 - $30

Bus  •  3 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from London Waterloo Rail Station to Stansted Airport London National Express
  2. Take the bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) to Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange (Victoria Stn) X30

$23 - $29

Taxi  •  59 min

  1. Take a taxi from Waterloo Station to Southend-on-Sea 43 miles

$200 - $240

Drive  •  59 min

  1. Drive from Waterloo Station to Southend-on-Sea 43 miles

$9 - $14

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The cheapest way to get from Waterloo Station to Southend-on-Sea is to rideshare which costs £3 and takes 1 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Waterloo Station to Southend-on-Sea is to taxi which costs £150 - £180 and takes 59 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Waterloo Station station to Southend-on-Sea station. However, there are services departing from London Waterloo Rail Station and arriving at Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange (Victoria Stn) via Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 3 min.

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The distance between Waterloo Station and Southend-on-Sea is 36 miles. The road distance is 43 miles.

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The best way to get from Waterloo Station to Southend-on-Sea without a car is to Tube and train which takes 1 h 19 min and costs £11 - £16.

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It takes approximately 1 h 19 min to get from Waterloo Station to Southend-on-Sea, including transfers.

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Waterloo Station to Southend-on-Sea bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at London Waterloo Rail Station.

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Waterloo Station to Southend-on-Sea bus services, operated by First in Essex, arrive at Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange (Victoria Stn).

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Yes, the driving distance between Waterloo Station to Southend-on-Sea is 43 miles. It takes approximately 59 min to drive from Waterloo Station to Southend-on-Sea.

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There are 204+ hotels available in Southend-on-Sea. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Waterloo Station to Southend-on-Sea.
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  • Distance: 35.9 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 19 min

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

You can take a bus from Waterloo Station to Southend-on-Sea via London Waterloo Rail Station, Stansted Airport London, and Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) in around 3 h 3 min.

Train operators
c2c
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Train from West Ham to Southend Central
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Bus operators
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from South Bank, Waterloo Bridge South Bank to Liverpool Street Station
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
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
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) to Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange (Victoria Stn)
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14
Website
firstgroup.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from London to Southend-on-Sea
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Waterloo Station to Southend-on-Sea
Ave. Duration
59 min
Estimated price
$200 - $240
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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