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Southend to London by train

It takes an average of 1h 8m to travel from Southend to London by train, over a distance of around 36 miles (58 km). There are normally 715 trains per day travelling from Southend to London and tickets for this journey start from £6 when you book in advance.

First train

03:00

Last train

23:43

Departure station

Southend

Arrival station

London

Journey time

From 47m

Distance

36 miles (58 km)

Frequency

715 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From £6

Train operators

c2c, Greater Anglia

Travel from Southend to London by train in 47 minutes

If you want to know more about the journey from Southend to London by train, look no further!

The average journey time from Southend to London by train is 1 hour 8 minutes, although on the fastest services it can take just 47 minutes. You'll usually find 715 trains per day travelling the 36 miles (58 km) between these two destinations. Direct trains are usually available every day on the route to London. Trains on this route are usually operated by either Greater Anglia or c2c. On board you'll find modern comfortable seating and plenty of room for luggage as standard.

Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Southend to London start from £6.00 when you book in advance, so use our Journey Planner to view the latest prices. Travelling Off-Peak or using a Railcard are also great ways to save.

Keep reading for more information about the train journey to London, including FAQs, and tips on booking cheap train tickets. Check the timetable above for live train times or if you're ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Southend to London? 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 Southend to London take?

The average journey time by train between Southend and London is 1 hour and 8 minutes, with around 715 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 Southend and London by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Southend to London is 47 minutes.

How much does the train from Southend to London cost?

Train ticket prices from Southend to London can start from as little as £6 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 Southend to London?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Southend to London without having to change trains. There are 715 direct trains from Southend to London each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Southend to London leaves at 03:00. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Southend to London leaves at 23:43. 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 Southend and London by train?

Trains travelling from Southend to London 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 London to Southend.

Cheap train tickets from Southend to London

Train tickets from Southend to London start at £6 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.

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 Southend to London 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 advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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