There are 4 ways to get from Watford to Southend-on-Sea by subway, train, 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

Tube, train c2c  •  1 h 41 min

  1. Hammersmith & City / ...

$21 - $44

3 alternative options

Tube, train Greater Anglia  •  2 h 10 min

  1. Metropolitan

$25 - $35

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

  1. 142

$22 - $32

Drive  •  1 h 5 min

  1. 59.6 miles

$12 - $19

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

There is no direct connection from Watford to Southend-on-Sea. However, you can take the train to London Euston, take the walk to Euston Square Underground Station, take the Tube to West Ham Underground Station, take the walk to West Ham, then take the train to Southend Central. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Watford to Southend-on-Sea via Liverpool Street Underground Station and London Liverpool Street in around 2 h 10 min.

Train operators
London Underground (Tube)
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Euston Square Underground Station to West Ham Underground Station
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Watford Underground Station to Liverpool Street Underground Station
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Stanmore Underground Station to West Ham Underground Station
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
tfl.gov.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
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Watford, Beechen Grove to Stanmore
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Watford and Southend-on-Sea is 78 km. The road distance is 95 km.

The cheapest way to get from Watford to Southend-on-Sea is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1 h 5 min.

The quickest way to get from Watford to Southend-on-Sea is to drive which takes 1 h 5 min and costs £9 - £14.

It takes approximately 1 h 41 min to get from Watford to Southend-on-Sea, including transfers.