There are 5 ways to get from Watford to Southend-on-Sea by train, subway, 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, Tube  •  1 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Watford Junction to London Euston
  2. Take the Tube from Euston Underground Station to Moorgate Underground Station
  3. Take the train from London Fenchurch Street to Southend Central

$20 - $42

Cheapest option

Line 635 bus, bus  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Take the line 635 bus from Watford, St Mary's Road to Hatfield, The Galleria 635
  2. Take the bus from Hatfield to London Stansted Airport 737
  3. Take the bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) to Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange (Victoria Stn) X30

$19 - $29

3 alternative options

Line 142 bus, Tube, train  •  2 h 21 min

  1. Take the line 142 bus from Watford, Beechen Grove to Stanmore Station 142
  2. Take the Tube from Stanmore Underground Station to West Ham Underground Station
  3. Take the train from West Ham to Southend Central

$21 - $30

Train, line 205 bus  •  2 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Watford High Street to London Euston
  2. Take the line 205 bus from Euston Station to Liverpool Street Station 205
  3. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria

$25 - $38

Drive  •  1 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Watford to Southend-on-Sea 59.6 miles

$12 - $19

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Watford to Southend-on-Sea is to drive which costs £10 - £15 and takes 1 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Watford to Southend-on-Sea is to drive which costs £10 - £15 and takes 1 h 5 min.

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The distance between Watford and Southend-on-Sea is 49 miles. The road distance is 59.6 miles.

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It takes approximately 1 h 46 min to get from Watford to Southend-on-Sea, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Watford to Southend-on-Sea station. However, there are services departing from Watford, St Mary's Road and arriving at Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange (Victoria Stn) via Hatfield and Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 4 min.

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There are 202+ hotels available in Southend-on-Sea. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Watford to Southend-on-Sea.
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  • Distance: 48.6 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 46 min

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

You can take a bus from Watford to Southend-on-Sea via Hatfield, The Galleria, Hatfield, London Stansted Airport, and Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) in around 4 h 4 min.

Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Watford Junction to London Euston
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $22
London Underground (Tube)
Rome2rio's guide to London Underground (Tube)
Contact Details
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Euston Underground Station to Moorgate Underground Station
Ave. Duration
7 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Stanmore Underground Station to West Ham Underground Station
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
c2c
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Train from London Fenchurch Street to Southend Central
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Train from West Ham to Southend Central
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
London Overground
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Watford High Street to London Euston
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $9
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Oyster Card Off-Peak
$4 - $6
Cash
$8 - $11
Oyster Card
$6 - $9
Bus operators
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Watford, Beechen Grove to Stanmore Station
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Watford, St Mary's Road to Hatfield, The Galleria
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
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
$6 - $9
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Euston Station to Liverpool Street Station
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk

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