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Getting Here

Whether you're coming by train, car, bus, or plane, it couldn't be easier for you visit Southend this spring. With seven miles of coastline for you to explore, along with a wealth of attractions, galleries and fantastic places to eat, you may need to check out our hotel guide as well.

Getting Here 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.

For more information and train times visit:

C2C (London Fenchurch Street to Southend Central)
08457 678765

Greater Anglia (London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria)
03456 007245
Take a look at the dedicated journey page here.


Getting Here 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 Borough Council website for full information on parking.

The Southend Pass

Open to all, the Southend Pass is an annual parking permit priced at just £8.50 per month.

With the pass, you can park from Leigh-on-Sea to Shoeburyness for up to twelve hours a day (three hours in each of our four zones). If you wish to stay in one location all day, you can simply top up and still make savings compared to the standard parking tariff. Find out more.


Getting Here by Bus & Coach

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

Getting Here by Plane

Not only does Southend have it’s own airport close to the town centre, it is within an hours drive of 3 major London airports.

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