Southend Central station is where to alight for Southend town centre and access to Southend pier, Adventure Island and Sea Life centre (and many more attractions besides) which are all short walks away on the seafront. The station also directly serves the University of Essex's Southend Campus.
Collection of pre purchased tickets available. Oyster ticket machines are NOT available.
Assistance and access
Step free access available. Impaired mobility set down is available. National key toilets are located outside the station entrance on Clifftown Road.
74 cycle storage spaces are available and are located outside platforms 1 and 2 and on platform 3 and 4 concourse.
Places to go
If you like to be beside the seaside, come to Southend-on-Sea and indulge in the innocent pastimes of the Victorian resort town. No matter how old you are, you will find something to do. Take a stroll down the UK’s longest pier and enjoy an ice cream. Coming with the kids? They will have a blast at Adventure Island and the Sea Life Centre. No trip to Southend-on-Sea will be complete without a Rossi's ice cream ice cream, a local institution has been serving Southend for over 75 years. Find out more great days out ideas in our guide to Southend.
Live Departure Board
The departure board will be refreshed automatically every 2 minutes
|Available||Collection of Pre Purchased Tickets|
|Unavailable||Oyster Pre Paid|
|Unavailable||Oyster Top Up|
Platforms 3/4 concourse
|Available||Tourist Information Office|
03457 44 44 22
|Available||Customer Help Points|
|Available||Accessible Ticket Office Counter|
|Available||Ramp for train access|
|Available||Accessible public telephones|
|Available||National key toilets||
Platforms 3/4 concourse
|Available||Step free access coverage||All station|
|Available||Impaired mobility set down||
Outside station entrance on Clifftown Road
|Available||Cycle storage availability|
|Available||Cycle storage CCTV|
|Cycle storage location||Outside platforms 1/2 & on platform 3/4 concourse|
|Available||Cycle storage sheltered|
|Available||Cycle storage # spaces||74|
|Cycle storage type||Stands|
|Rail replacement services location||
Bus stops on Clifftown Road
No - but taxis are available in the town centre
Information to plan your onward journey is available in a printable format here
|Unavailable||Car hire services|
|Available||Car Park: Station Car Park||