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Benfleet station is on the London, Tilbury and Southend line, which runs between London Fenchurch Street and Shoeburyness on the Essex coast. There are usually six trains per hour heading west to Fenchurch Street and six heading east towards Shoeburyness, with more at peak times. The typical journey time to the capital is around 40 to 45 minutes and to Southend Central it's about 15 minutes. For local shops, South Benfleet High Road is about 15 minutes' walk from the station or seven minutes by bus. Benfleet station is right on East Haven Creek, one of a collection of waterways which separates Canvey Island in the Thames Estuary from the mainland of south Essex. The station opened in 1855, contributing to the development of Canvey Island during Victorian times into a popular seaside resort for day-trippers and holiday makers from London. Further seafront development took place in the 1930s and the modernist Labworth Cafe survives from that time.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:15 - 22:00
Saturday 05:15 - 22:00
Sunday 06:15 - 22:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes

Platform 1 

Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
Toilets notes<p>Platforms 1 & 2 </p>
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
Please call 03457 44 44 22
Customer Service notes

Monday - Friday, 08:00 - 20:00

Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays: 09:00 - 16:00

Christmas Day - Boxing Day: Closed.

0345 744 4422 (option 3, followed by option 3)


Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
EverydayOpen 24 hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorNational Car Parks Ltd
Car parking spaces125
Carpark charges
Three Monthly£285.40
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces58
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Outside station entrance
Cycle storage notes<p>Some stands available on adjacent council land. For information regarding the dedicated cycle shed, please enquire at the ticket office.</p>
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

There are no lifts at the station, but step free access is available to both platforms from street level via electronic gates

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Operated by local companies. Pre-booking advised

The main entrance and ticket office at Benfleet station are on Ferry Road, with an additional entrance from the pay-and-display car park and taxi rank on Station Road. London-bound trains depart from platform 1 (Ferry Road side) and Southend-bound trains depart from platform 2 (Station Road side). There are ticket machines, shops and cycle storage on both sides of the station, and buses go from Ferry Road. There is step-free access to both platforms from the street, but no level access between the platforms.

Departures and arrivals from Benfleet

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Benfleet station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Shoeburynessc2c18:552On time
to London Fenchurch Streetc2c19:051On time
to Shoeburynessc2c19:052On time
to Shoeburynessc2c19:102On time
to Southend Centralc2c19:202On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from London Fenchurch Streetc2c18:552On time
from Shoeburynessc2c19:051On time
from London Fenchurch Streetc2c19:052On time
from London Fenchurch Streetc2c19:092On time
from London Fenchurch Streetc2c19:202On time
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