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 2 min

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

$28 - $42

Cheapest option

Line 724 bus, line 59 bus, bus  •  3 h 7 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

$17 - $23

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

$22 - $31

Drive  •  1 h 1 min

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

$12 - $18

Questions & Answers

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

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

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The distance between Welwyn Garden City and Southend-on-Sea is 44 miles. The road distance is 56.4 miles.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Welwyn Garden City to Southend-on-Sea station. 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 7 min.

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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 2 min.

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The best way to get from Welwyn Garden City to Southend-on-Sea without a car is to train which takes 2 h 2 min and costs £22 - £35.

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Map of how to get from Welwyn Garden City to Southend-on-Sea.
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  • Distance: 43.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 2 min

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 2 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 7 min.

Train operators
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Welwyn Garden City to Highbury & Islington
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Train from Welwyn Garden City to Moorgate
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Greater Anglia
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
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
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7
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
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk

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