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

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Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Watford Junction to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria

$25 - $53

Cheapest option

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

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

$17 - $24

1 alternative option

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 £9 - £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 £9 - £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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The best way to get from Watford to Southend-on-Sea without a car is to train which takes 1 h 45 min and costs £18 - £45.

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It takes approximately 1 h 45 min to get from Watford to Southend-on-Sea, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Watford to Southend-on-Sea is 60 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 5 min to drive from Watford to Southend-on-Sea.

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There are 207+ hotels available in Southend-on-Sea. Prices start at $65 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 45 min

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

You can take a train from Watford to Southend-on-Sea via London Euston, Euston Square station, Liverpool Street station, and London Liverpool Street in around 1 h 45 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 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $22
London Overground
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Watford Junction to London Euston
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $10
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Oyster Card Off-Peak
$4 - $7
Cash
$8 - $12
Oyster Card
$6 - $10
London Underground (Tube)
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 Sovereign
Website
ratpdevlondon.com
Bus from Watford, Beechen Grove to Stanmore Station
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Website
ratpdevlondon.com

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