It takes an average of 1h 8m to travel from London to Southend by train, over a distance of around 36 miles (58 km). There are normally 447 trains per day travelling from London to Southend and tickets for this journey start from £6 when you book in advance.
36 miles (58 km)
447 trains per day
Direct trains available
Fancy a day on the beach or weekend away in Southend and want to get there by train? You've come to the right place.
The train from London to Southend usually takes 1 hour and 7 minutes, but can take just 51 minutes on the fastest services. You can travel direct on this route with c2c or Greater Anglia. You'll find comfortable seating, space for luggage and on most services, free WiFi as standard.
Whether you’re heading for a day out at Southend beach or a wander along the Pier, use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to book trains to Southend-on-Sea and search for cheap ticket prices – we’ll show you how much you can save on your train tickets if you travel Off-Peak or use a Railcard.
So what are you waiting for? Search for cheap train tickets from London to Southend in our Journey Planner today, or keep reading for FAQs and money-saving tips.
If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for London to Southend is right for you.
National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a National Railcard here.
Download our app to find split tickets — courtesy of SplitSave, our handy feature which 'splits' your train tickets where possible to find you a better deal. Learn more about the clever tech behind split tickets, and how to spot SplitSave discounts in our app.
For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.