Southend-on-Sea to London train

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Southend-on-Sea - London Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

15 trains operate daily from Southend-on-Sea to London. The train trip from Southend-on-Sea to London is usually about one hour and one minute long. However, traveling on the fastest c2c train can get you there in as little as 40 minutes.

Distance36 mi (58 km)
Fastest train0h 40m
Lowest price€14.75
Trains per day136
Most frequent servicec2c
Train lines1

Which train should you take from Southend-on-Sea to London?

c2c is the one and only train line which connects Southend-on-Sea to London. However, there are 15 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
c2c151h 2m€16.95
  • The UK-based c2c is a railway company that provides commuter rail services mainly within the London commuter belt, linking several towns and cities. The company operates several routes with journey times ranging from 40-80 minutes, and passengers can enjoy free WiFi access and onboard restrooms.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Southend-on-Sea and London is approximately 36 miles, or 58 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour and 1 minute, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 40 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to London.

Trains departing from Southend-on-Sea to London tend to have the most passengers on Sunday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Sunday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Thursday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

The earliest train departs Southend-on-Sea at 04:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 13:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 15 scheduled trains on most days. 136 of these are direct connections to London. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from London to Southend-on-Sea.

City Information


One of the most important cities in the world, London is where the traditional blends seamlessly with the modern. As a vibrant modern city, London has something for everyone. For visitors interested in the Royal Family as well as their history, check out Buckingham Palace. The palace is open all days in summer, but only on selected days in winter. The Tower of London, where the crown jewels are put on exhibition, is also a great spot to check out. For fans of history, you might not want to miss out on the famous British Museum, considered by many to be the best museum in all of London. The museum currently carries an impressive collection of 8 million historic objects from all around the world, making it an eye-opening destination for many.

London’s food scene reflects its multiculturalism. Here you can find restaurants serving cuisines from various countries around the world, from India to Malaysia. If you opt for a lavish dining experience, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, run by the famous chef himself, will be a great choice. Also don’t forget to stop by at a local pub and enjoy the beer like a true Londoner.

The city’s centers of intercity rail services are King’s Cross Station and Euston Station, from which you can take a train to other places in the UK or hop on the Eurostar train to Paris and beyond. The largest coach station in the city is Victoria Coach Station, serving big local carriers like National Express. The city’s air services are fulfilled by eight airports, of which London Heathrow Airport, located west of the city, is the busiest one.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Southend-on-Sea?

Main departure station: Chalkwell Train Station

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 7 stops and stations in Southend-on-Sea where you can board the train.

All train stations in Southend-on-Sea:

  • Chalkwell Train Station

  • Southend Central

  • Southend East

  • Westcliff

  • Shoeburyness Station

  • Thorpe Bay

  • Leigh-On-Sea

Where is the train station in London?

Main arrival station: London Fenchurch St

There are more train stations and stops in London than most cities. Most trains from Southend-on-Sea will stop at one (or more) of the 3 following stations in London:

Train stations in London:

  • London Fenchurch St

  • West Ham Station

  • Limehouse

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