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Introducing c2c

c2c trains serve east London and Essex, bringing commuters and other passengers from as far as Southend, primarily into London Fenchurch Street and Liverpool Street. Ideal for passengers travelling from the Essex suburbs into London for work, as well as working as a transport link for people looking for a day in the capital or by the seaside.

c2c train ticket prices, timetables and routes can be found using our journey planner, plus more information on the Southend to Fenchurch Street train and what you can do once you’ve reached the destination.

Why not plan ahead by checking out our c2c train times page.

Peak Hour

Peak Hours

Trains that arrive at London Fenchurch Street between 07:14 and 09:30 am, or leaving between 16:30 and 18:35 pm.

Contact Information

Contact Information

Customer relations: 03457 444422

Twitter Customer Help: @c2c_Rail

Cycle Policy

Cycle Policy

Only fully folding bikes can be carried on c2c trains during peak times.



Free WiFi is available at all c2c operated stations.

First Class

First Class

c2c do not offer First Class on any service.

Lost Property

Lost Property

Contact c2c directly on 03457 444422

Southend Central to London Fenchurch Street

Connecting London with the busiest town in Essex, c2c trains run from Southend Central into the capital over 5 times an hour during peak times, and 4 every hour off-peak, providing a frequent and fast rail service for all kinds of customers. City 2 Coast trains on this route also serve the eastern London boroughs, stopping at Upminster, Barking and West Ham, connecting passengers with the London Underground network at all these stops. With express trains taking under an hour to reach Fenchurch Street, it has become a popular route for those looking to move out of London and travel in, as well as becoming an important asset for the local Essex tourism.

Southend is a popular seaside town in Essex and provides plenty of entertainment for those looking for a day out without the long travel to traditional beach hotspots in the UK. Things to do in Southend can cater for all kinds of trips. A family day out along the beach is fun and enjoyable for all, with a walk on Southend Pier not to be missed. The longest pier in the world, it is must see for anyone visiting the town. For the classic seaside fun, Southend’s Adventure Island amusement park offers rides and games for all ages and is not to be missed.

With train journeys so short, it is entirely possible to be on Oxford Street getting some great deals within an hour of leaving Southend. Take a trip on the London Eye to take in the capital all in one go, or take a historical trip through Westminster Abbey, taking in the architecture of one of London’s most iconic sights.

Westminster Abbey

Discover where c2c can take you


Trains to London

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Trains to Southend-On-Sea


Trains to Basildon

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c2c Routes

c2c rail routes also include trains into London Liverpool Street, on a limited basis which also carries trains into Westfield Shopping centre at Stratford. Travelling through east London means that oyster card travel is available as far as Gray’s station, which also acts as a terminal on a short line into Fenchurch Street twice an hour off-peak. While a station for Southend Airport is not on this service, it is just a short connection, providing another good link for passenger’s ready to start or come home from a holiday.

About c2c

c2c trains have been operated by Trenitalia since February 2017, having previously been run by National Express. The network uses a train fleet mainly consisting of Class 357 Electrostar units, with these trains there are no first-class carriages on any route on the c2c network.


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