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London to Southend-on-Sea bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$8.67
Fastest time1h 10m
Trips per day6
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How much does a bus ticket from London to Southend-on-Sea cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from London to Southend-on-Sea were $12.93.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets from London to Southend-on-Sea is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 20 days out, tickets are on average $0.91 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from London to Southend-on-Sea?

The distance between London and Southend-on-Sea is approximately 36.03 miles, or 57.97 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 2 hours and 27 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour and 10 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your bus has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from London to Southend-on-Sea?

The busiest time of the week for travel from London to Southend-on-Sea by bus is on Thursday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Tuesday is when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, the bus departing at this time is the least likely to be crowded.

What bus companies travel from London to Southend-on-Sea?

On average there are 6 bus trips per day. National Express has the most options for departures from London to Southend-on-Sea, with an average of 6 trips per day and 6 monthly trips. One bus carrier currently travels from London to Southend-on-Sea. Of the 6 trips there are 4 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from London to Southend-on-Sea start at $21.00.

1 carriers offer London to Southend-on-Sea bus trips

National Express

Book National Express from London to Southend-on-Sea from $8.67. There are 6 National Express schedules from London to Southend-on-Sea and you can expect on average to pay $16.58 for a National Express ticket to Southend-on-Sea. In London, National Express departs to Southend-on-Sea from Victoria Coach Station and 5 other stations. In Southend-on-Sea, National Express arrives at 21 Sutherland Blvd and 3 other stations.

An average trip on National Express from London to Southend-on-Sea takes 2 hours and 27 minutes, while the fastest available National Express trip will get you to Southend-on-Sea in 1 hours and 10 minutes,

On weekends, National Express offers 4 trips per day and you could expect to pay $12.93 for a weekend getaway trip to Southend-on-Sea.

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There are 6 stations you could depart from, depending on the bus line you travel with. Most bus trips to Southend-on-Sea will depart from these stations in London:
  • Victoria Coach Station
  • High Rd
  • Kensington Rd
  • 75 Loampit Vale
  • 41 Montfichet Rd
  • St Johns Wood
Buses arrive in Southend-on-Sea at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Southend-on-Sea for trips arriving from London:
  • 21 Sutherland Blvd
  • 1058 London Rd
  • 428 London Rd
  • Travel Centre