c2c line status: Good service

From Barking to Southend, discover London’s top commuter towns

Looking for somewhere affordable to live that doesn't involve hours travelling on the train? Move east out of the capital to find cheaper accommodation, a commute that’s under an hour, and some of the cheapest train fares in the South East of England. You'll also get an award-winning punctual and reliable train service with free on-board WiFi, modern air conditioned trains, and great connections into the city. Living on our route offers real value for money.

Affordable properties

The housing on our route is some of the best value anywhere in London and the South East. With property hotspots around Barking, Basildon, Purfleet and Southend, you'll find plenty of affordable places to live, and many of the towns are on the up.

Quick, low-cost commute

We have some of the cheapest commuting fares mile for mile of anywhere in the South East of England. For example, an Annual Season Ticket from Basildon to London is £2852 with us, compared to £3700 to London from Wickford with Greater Anglia.

Punctual train operator

We have one of the strongest punctuality records of any UK train company.

Never too far from a c2c station

Most of our stations are close to the centres of the towns and suburbs we serve.

Well connected to London

We run directly into the city, with connections onto DLR, Overground and Underground.

Area and train route map

Our London terminus, Fenchurch Street Station, is less than 5 minutes walk from The Gherkin and Tower Hill and less than 15 minutes walk from Liverpool Street Station. The line runs out east through South Essex, along the Thames estuary and has linked the coast to the capital since the first line was built in the 1850s. Along our route you can find a variety of affordable housing in some great locations. 

London Essex Borders

London Essex Borders Map

Thameside Essex

Thameside Essex Map

In and around Basildon

Southend and the coast

Things to do in South Essex

From wildlife spots for country walks to pretty pubs by the sea, premier shopping centres and sports and leisure facilities, there's plenty of things to do in your free time all along our route. Here are some highlights.