There are 4 ways to get from Welwyn Garden City to Southend-on-Sea by 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

Train Greater Anglia  •  2 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Welwyn Garden City to Highbury & Islington
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Southend Victoria

$31 - $46

Cheapest option

Line 724 bus, line 59 bus, bus  •  3 h 36 min

  1. Take the line 724 bus from Welwyn Garden City, Broadwater Road to Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn) 724
  2. Take the line 59 bus from Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn) to Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn) 59
  3. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) to Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange (Victoria Stn) X30

$18 - $24

2 alternative options

Train c2c  •  2 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Welwyn Garden City to Moorgate
  2. Take the train from London Fenchurch Street to Southend Central

$24 - $35

Drive  •  1 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Welwyn Garden City to Southend-on-Sea 56.4 miles

$12 - $18

What companies run services between Welwyn Garden City, England and Southend-on-Sea, England?

You can take a train from Welwyn Garden City to Southend-on-Sea via Highbury & Islington and Stratford (London) in around 2 h 3 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Welwyn Garden City to Southend-on-Sea via Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn), Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn), and Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) in around 3 h 36 min.

Train operators
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Welwyn Garden City to Highbury & Islington
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Train from Welwyn Garden City to Moorgate
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Greater Anglia
c2c
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Train from London Fenchurch Street to Southend Central
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Bus operators
Green Line (operated by Arriva)
Phone
0344 801 7261
Email
greenline.customerservices@googlemail.com
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from Welwyn Garden City, Broadwater Road to Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
Green Line
Book at
Green Line (Arriva)
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn) to Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn)
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) to Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange (Victoria Stn)
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Welwyn Garden City to Southend-on-Sea?

The distance between Welwyn Garden City and Southend-on-Sea is 70 km. The road distance is 90 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Welwyn Garden City to Southend-on-Sea?

The cheapest way to get from Welwyn Garden City to Southend-on-Sea is to drive which costs £8 - £13 and takes 1 h 1 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Welwyn Garden City to Southend-on-Sea?

The quickest way to get from Welwyn Garden City to Southend-on-Sea is to drive which takes 1 h 1 min and costs £8 - £13.

Is there a direct train between Welwyn Garden City and Southend-on-Sea?

No, there is no direct train from Welwyn Garden City to Southend-on-Sea. However, there are services departing from Welwyn Garden City and arriving at Southend Victoria via Highbury & Islington and Stratford (London). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 3 min.

Is there a direct bus between Welwyn Garden City and Southend-on-Sea?

No, there is no direct bus from Welwyn Garden City to Southend-on-Sea. However, there are services departing from Welwyn Garden City, Broadwater Road and arriving at Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange (Victoria Stn) via Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn) and Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 36 min.

How long does it take to get from Welwyn Garden City to Southend-on-Sea?

It takes approximately 2 h 3 min to get from Welwyn Garden City to Southend-on-Sea, including transfers.