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There are 4 ways to get from Welwyn Garden City to Southend-on-Sea by train, bus or car

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Train Greater Anglia  •  1 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Welwyn Garden City to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria

$29 - $46

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Train c2c  •  2 h 9 min

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

$23 - $33

2 alternative options

Line 724 bus, bus  •  3 h 36 min

  1. Take the line 724 bus from Welwyn Garden City, Broadwater Road to Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station 724
  2. Take the bus from Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station to Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station 59
  3. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station to Southend-on-Sea, Travel Centre X30

Drive  •  1 h 1 min

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

$12 - $18

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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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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, Travel Centre via Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station and Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 36 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 Central via London Fenchurch Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 9 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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The best way to get from Welwyn Garden City to Southend-on-Sea without a car is to train which takes 1 h 48 min and costs £22 - £40.

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It takes approximately 1 h 48 min to get from Welwyn Garden City to Southend-on-Sea, including transfers.

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Welwyn Garden City to Southend-on-Sea bus services, operated by Green Line, depart from Welwyn Garden City, Broadwater Road station.

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Welwyn Garden City to Southend-on-Sea train services, operated by Great Northern, depart from Welwyn Garden City station.

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The best way to get from Welwyn Garden City to Southend-on-Sea is to train which takes 1 h 48 min and costs £22 - £40. Alternatively, you can line 724 bus and bus, which costs and takes 3 h 36 min.

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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: 1 h 48 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 London Kings Cross, King's Cross St. Pancras station, Liverpool Street station, and London Liverpool Street in around 1 h 48 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Welwyn Garden City to Southend-on-Sea via Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station, Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station, and Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station in around 3 h 36 min.

Train operators
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Welwyn Garden City to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Train from Welwyn Garden City to Moorgate
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
c2c
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Train from London Fenchurch Street to Southend Central
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Bus operators
Green Line
Phone
0344 801 7261
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from Welwyn Garden City, Broadwater Road to Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
greenline.co.uk
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station to Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station to Southend-on-Sea, Travel Centre
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
firstgroup.com

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Welwyn Garden City to Southend-on-Sea bus services, operated by First in Essex, arrive at Southend-on-Sea, Travel Centre station.

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Welwyn Garden City to Southend-on-Sea train services, operated by c2c, arrive at Southend Central station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Welwyn Garden City to Southend-on-Sea is 56 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 1 min to drive from Welwyn Garden City to Southend-on-Sea.

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