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 23 minutes, although on the fastest services it can take just 50 minutes. You'll usually find 321 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. You'll be travelling with Greater Anglia, Thameslink or c2c on your way to London, as these are the main rail operators on this route.
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.
The average journey time by train between Southend and London is 1 hour and 9 minutes, with around 321 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Southend to London is 50 minutes.
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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Southend to London without having to change trains. There are 321 direct trains from Southend to London each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Southend to London leaves at 03:00. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
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.
Trains travelling from Southend to London cover a distance of around 36 miles (58 km) during the journey.
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.
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.
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For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.