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 www.c2c-online.co.uk
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.
Getting Here by Bus & Coach
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 VIC@southend.gov.uk.
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.