Key Information

Plan ahead for our best deal

Buy your ticket online 3 or more days in advance to nab the best savings – London to Southend and back for only £11.75

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We’re running over the holidays

You’ll still be able to get in and out of London with c2c without having to take a rail replacement bus, like other rail operators.

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What’s on this Christmas

Let the festivities begin! Because at c2c we’re here to courier you to cocktail night, deliver you to magical family day trips, or ship you to the most scenic skating rinks in town. Browse our Christmas activity guides below and discover fun festive things to do within easy reach of our stations. You’ll find everything from the best winter pop ups to top places for winter tipples. And with adult off-peak advance tickets from Southend to London costing from only £11.75 return, and kids for £2, you’ll have more left for those wonder-full days out.

Key Information

Plan ahead for our best deal

Buy your ticket online 3 or more days in advance to nab the best savings – London to Southend and back for only £11.75

Buy tickets

We’re running over the holidays

You’ll still be able to get in and out of London with c2c without having to take a rail replacement bus, like other rail operators.

Find out more


  • Kids travel for £2

    Available on off-peak weekday trains over school holidays and now every weekend too! Under fives always go free.

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  • Kids travel for £2

    Available on off-peak weekday trains over school holidays and now every weekend too! Under fives always go free.

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  • Online advance save 1/3

    Buy online 3+ days in advance and save 1/3 on off-peak weekday tickets. Extra savings at weekends too!

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  • Online advance save 1/3

    Buy online 3+ days in advance and save 1/3 on off-peak weekday tickets. Extra savings at weekends too!

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  • GroupSave

    Available for small groups of 3-9 people travelling in the off-peak on weekdays and at weekends.

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  • GroupSave

    Available for small groups of 3-9 people travelling in the off-peak on weekdays and at weekends.

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  • Senior Rover from £6

    Seniors can get all day off-peak travel on c2c trains from £6. Hop on and off all day long.

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  • Senior Rover from £6

    Seniors can get all day off-peak travel on c2c trains from £6. Hop on and off all day long.

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  • Dates for your diary

    1. 3 - 9 December, Floating Christmas Cinema at St Katherine Docks

      Back by popular demand, this festive floating cinema is running some real Christmas classics; Elf, Home Alone, The Muppet Christmas Carol, and Miracle on 34th Street to name a few. Tickets are from £15 and you can choose to sit in deckchairs, or cosy up on a couple of bean bags with your mate. It’s only bobbing by for a couple of days so catch it quick.

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    2. 23 November – 6 January, Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

      It’s not hard to see why Winter Wonderland has been nicknamed ‘London’s spectacular Christmas destination’. You can feel the festive spirit in the air from the entrance. With over 200 wooden chalets selling the best Christmas themed products, you’ll struggle to run out of things to do and eat!It opens daily from 10am to 10pm, apart from the first night when it opens from 5pm. It is closed on Christmas Day. 

    3. 9 November – 6 January, Winter at Southbank Centre

      Come and enjoy the Southbank this winter as it’s transformed into a fantastical destination for all friends and family. There’s plenty to eat, drink and watch by the river, keeping you warm and entertained all through the night!

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    4. 21 December, Winter Solstice

      The shortest day of the year marks the official start of winter, but on the plus side it means the days start to get lighter again. Make the most of the darker nights by filling them with dazzling Christmas lights and colourful displays.

    Enjoy great value

    Buy online 3+ days in advance and save 1/3 on off-peak weekday tickets.

  • Southend Central ↔
    London Fenchurch Street

    £11.75
  • Southend Central ↔
    London Fenchurch Street

    £11.75
  • Basildon ↔
    London Fenchurch Street

    £8.90
  • Basildon ↔
    London Fenchurch Street

    £8.90
  • Benfleet ↔
    Chafford Hundred

    £5.25
  • Benfleet ↔
    Chafford Hundred

    £5.25