After celebrating its 40th birthday with cupcakes for commuters, c2c’s most sprightly station, Basildon, packs a powerful punch with a newly renovated ticket hall, fast connections from London Fenchurch Street and the Southend Coast, and attractions to blow your feet off!
Located between Laindon and Pitsea, Basildon is the second-busiest c2c station in Essex, and it seems impossible now to imagine the town without the station at the heart of it. Book in advance online to save up to 40%. If you’re planning a night out with friends, save a third on your rail fare when you travel in a group of 3-9 people with our GroupSave tickets
Things to do in Basildon
Basildon is one of Essex’s liveliest cities. If you want to get fit, head to Basildon Sporting Village - according to Sports England more people swim in Basildon than anywhere else in the country. If you are looking for a bit of culture then head on down to Towngate Theatre. Basildon made its name through shopping - when Eastgate Shopping Centre was built it was the largest shopping centre in Essex and it drew in thousands of people. It may not be the largest now but it’s still popular. You can shop away an afternoon in such stores as Debenhams, H&M, Topshop and Superdry.
Travelling to Festival Leisure Park
For those with a more adventurous streak, take a 30 minute walk through picturesque Gloucester Park or a short bus or taxi ride to arrive at Basildon’s must visit for fun days out: Festival Leisure Park. Home to a leading wake-boarding school where you can fly along 660m of cables, test your mettle with this unique centre fully equipped to cater for all levels and ages.
Festival Leisure Park also houses 18-screen Empire Cinema, a plethora of shops, nightclubs and restaurants, and Hollywood Bowling. For more information and inspiration for days and nights out in Basildon, check out our complete Basildon guide.
Planning a night out in Basildon?
Basildon is home to the UK's third largest nightclub complex in the country, so we’re sure you’ll find it hard to leave the dancefloor. Rest assured c2c offer a frequent train service until the early hours, and you can come home safe in the knowledge that we have transport police dedicated to monitoring the c2c line.
Ticket Machines for purchasing tickets on the day and pre purchased tickets are available. Access easy to use self-service ticket machines and on-site cash machine.
Assistance & Access
Step free access is available to both platforms via lifts. Accessible ticket machines, ticket office counter and an induction loop is also available. Staff assistance at the station is available on request - please call 0800 028 28 78. Assistance is available 24 hours a day.
Cycling to Basildon station? There are up to 38 cycle racks are available outside the station entrance monitored by CCTV to help give you peace of mind.
Live Departure Board
The departure board will be refreshed automatically every 2 minutes
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Step free access is available to both platforms via lifts
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Buses pick up on Station Way. Turn left out of main entrance and proceed under the railway, buses will be straight ahead.
Located on Station Way, turn left out of main entrance and proceed under the railway. Rank is located straight ahead.
Information to plan your onward journey is available in a printable format here
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