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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 Autumn. 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 City Council website for full information on parking.


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.

The coach park within Eastern Esplanade Car Park (formerly the Gas Works) on the seafront (SS1 2AQ) can accommodate 40 coaches.

  • pre-paid parking is £20.00 (booking must be made at least one day before visiting Southend)
  • same day parking is £40.00

Payment can be made via Mobon parking app, or the Mobon website. Code for pre-paid parking is 02063 whilst the code for same day parking is 02064. Same day parking only can be made by calling 01702 680 280.

You will need to ring 01702 212534 between 10:30am and 5:00pm to confirm time of arrival in order to ensure access is granted to the car park

Further information about the Eastern Esplanade Car Park can be found here.

For further information or questions about your visit please email the Visitor Information Centre at

Getting Here by Plane

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

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