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By Train

There are two direct train lines which operate between London and Southend. The C2C line from Fenchurch Street to Southend Central and the Abellio Greater Anglia from Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria. The journey time on both lines is approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour.

BE AWARE there are rail strikes on the c2c line on Friday 1st September 2023 and there will be no trains at all. There will be a restricted service on Saturday 2nd September 2023, and normal service resumes on Sunday 3rd September 2023.

For more information and train times visit:

C2C (London Fenchurch Street to Southend Central)

Greater Anglia (London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria)

By Car:

There are two major roads which link Southend to the M25, the A127 and A13. From the north Southend is accessible via the A1, M11, M25 (Junction 29 – 20 miles) & A127. From the south, Southend can be reached via the M25 (Junction 30) or from the Dartford Tunnel & A13.


Visit the Southend-on-Sea City Council website for full information on parking.

Parking spaces are currently restricted at East Beach car park due to improvement works.


Southend by Bus:

There is an extensive bus network which operates around Southend. For all bus information and timetables visit Arriva or First Buses.

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