It's simple to reach Southend Beach, in Southend, by train. Simply hop on a train to Southend Central station and then it's just short walk from the station then down the hill.


Southend Beach in Southend is an absolute classic seaside destination.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
  • Monday to Friday open from 05:45:00 until 18:45:00
  • Saturday open from 06:30:00 until 21:00:00
  • Sunday open from 07:30:00 until 19:00:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelThe staff is available at specific times. Please check at the station.
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Left Luggage Website
Telephone typesCards
Station BuffetAvailable
ATM notes
Main Booking Hall and in the Public Square outside the station from the Platform 3 and 4 exit.
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeAvailable
Toilets notesThe toilets are located on the Platforms 3 & 4 Concourse. The National key toilets are located on the Platforms 3/4 Concourse; these toilets are operated by a RADAR key.
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes
Monday - Friday, 08:00 - 20:00 Saturday, Sunday, Public Holidays: 09:00 - 16:00 Christmas Day & Boxing Day: Closed 0345 744 4422 (option 3, followed by option 3)
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorNational Car Parks Ltd
Car parking spaces138
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces17
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Outside platforms 1/2 & on platform 3/4 concourse
Cycle storage notesThere are stands available.
Step-free accessStep free access is available throughout the whole station.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisAccessible taxis are available at this station, please see below for more information
Accessible taxis notes

Southend Central station is served by a taxi rank or a cab office. Check availability before travelling, and pre-book if necessary. Consider using the following local operators:

There is no First Class lounge at this station.

Departures and arrivals from Southend Central

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Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London Fenchurch Streetc2c04:113On time
to London Fenchurch Streetc2c04:243On time
to London Fenchurch Streetc2c04:403On time
to London Fenchurch Streetc2c05:083On time
to London Fenchurch Streetc2c05:133On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Thorpe Bayc2c04:113On time
from Shoeburynessc2c04:233On time
from Thorpe Bayc2c04:403On time
from Shoeburynessc2c05:083On time
from Thorpe Bayc2c05:133On time

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