Travel safely - Get the latest travel advice and booking info here

Greater Anglia
Avanti West Coast

The best prices from hundreds of train and coach companies

Go contactless with digital tickets on your phone

Travel to thousands of destinations in 45 countries

London to Southend Airport by train

It takes an average of 55m to travel from London to Southend Airport by train, over a distance of around 36 miles (58 km). There are normally 110 trains per day travelling from London to Southend Airport and tickets for this journey start from £14.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 48m
PriceFrom £14.90
Distance36 miles (58 km)
Frequency110 trains per day
First train03:30
Last train00:50
Departure stationLondon
Arrival stationSouthend Airport
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsGreater Anglia

London to Southend Airport train times

Check out the next trains departing from London to Southend Airport for Thursday 17th June 2021 using our handy timetable below, including platform and live travel information. You can view the full day timetable or search for a different date here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
22:45 On timelondon liverpool street23:37 On timesouthend airportPlat. 11 greater anglia PeakGet tickets52m, direct
23:15 On timelondon liverpool street00:07 On timesouthend airportPlat. 11 estimatedgreater anglia PeakGet tickets52m, direct
23:45 On timelondon liverpool street00:37 On timesouthend airportPlat. 11 estimatedgreater anglia PeakGet tickets52m, direct
00:15 On timelondon liverpool street01:12 On timesouthend airportPlat. 7 estimatedgreater anglia PeakGet tickets57m, direct
00:50 On timelondon liverpool street01:47 On timesouthend airportPlat. 8 estimatedgreater anglia PeakGet tickets57m, direct
04:35 london liverpool street05:29 southend airportPlat. 12 estimatedgreater anglia PeakGet tickets54m, direct
05:36 london liverpool street06:29 southend airportPlat. 12 estimatedgreater anglia PeakGet tickets53m, direct
05:55 london liverpool street06:47 southend airportPlat. 13 estimatedgreater anglia PeakGet tickets52m, direct
06:15 london liverpool street07:07 southend airportPlat. 11 estimatedgreater anglia PeakGet tickets52m, direct
06:33 london liverpool street07:27 southend airportPlat. 13 estimatedgreater anglia PeakGet tickets54m, direct

Trains to London Southend Airport

London Southend is one of Britain’s main airports and lots of passengers take advantage of its direct train links with London to get there. This can save both time and money. The airport is 42 miles east of London city centre, located in Essex county. Greater Anglia trains run direct from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport, stopping in Stratford station on the way. This provides easy access to the airport from Canterbury, Oxford, Brighton and many other cities and towns in South East England.

Find out more about trains to London Southend Airport.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from London to Southend Airport? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from London to Southend Airport take?

The average journey time by train between London and Southend Airport is 55 minutes, with around 110 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between London and Southend Airport by train?

The fastest journey time by train from London to Southend Airport is 48 minutes.

How much does the train from London to Southend Airport cost?

Train ticket prices from London to Southend Airport can start from as little as £14.90 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from London to Southend Airport?

Yes, it is possible to travel from London to Southend Airport without having to change trains. There are 110 direct trains from London to Southend Airport each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from London to Southend Airport leave?

The first train from London to Southend Airport leaves at 03:30. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from London to Southend Airport leave?

The last train from London to Southend Airport leaves at 00:50. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between London and Southend Airport by train?

Trains travelling from London to Southend Airport cover a distance of around 36 miles (58 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Southend Airport to London.

Cheap train tickets from London to Southend Airport

Train tickets from London to Southend Airport start at £14.90 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets, and even tell you when the prices are likely to increase with Price Prediction.

Book in advance

Look out for Advance tickets – they usually come out up to 12 weeks before the departure date and can be cheaper than buying on the day. If you’re here a tad early, sign up for our Advance ticket alert today to get notified when your tickets are released.

Consider a Season Ticket

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 Airport is right for you.

Use your Railcard

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.

Split your tickets

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.

Advance adult single fare. Excludes booking fee. Prices seen by Trainline customers in the last 30 days. Availability limited.
Average savings on fares booked prior to day of travel vs full price fares on day of travel in the UK. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

Europe’s leading train and coach app

We help customers across Europe make more than 172,000 smarter journeys every day.