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c2c trains provide a quick and cost-effective method of travel to London Southend Airport from London and South Essex. With direct services to Southend Central and frequent bus connections, you can start your holiday or business trip with one of Britain’s most reliable train companies.

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Getting from Southend Central to London Southend Airport

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    By bus

    Take the X30 bus which runs hourly, or the number 9 bus which runs roughly every 12 minutes to the airport. Bus tickets currently cost £2 per adult for a single journey. The bus stop is outside the Southend Travel Centre on Chichester Road and takes around 15-20 minutes.

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    By train

    Take the 10-minute walk up Southend High street to Southend Victoria and take a Greater Anglia service to Southend Airport station.

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    By taxi

    A taxi will takes between 6 – 12 minutes, and there are taxi ranks right outside the station.

  • Accessible travel

    Looking for an easier transfer? The number 9 bus also runs from Shoeburyness station to the airport, with the bus stop sitting just outside the station building.

    Travel between Central London & Southend

    Trains from Southend Central run to/from London every 10-15 mins, with a typical journey time of just under an hour to London Fenchurch Street (Liverpool Street at weekends) and 45-50 mins to West Ham (Stratford) for the Underground. You can see our route map to find out where we run.

    The first train departs from Southend Central towards Fenchurch Street shortly after 4am, and the last train just after 11:30pm. From London, the first train is around 5am and the last train around 12:30pm. You can see our timetable here:

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    Great value fares

    We have a range of Off-peak discount tickets to help you stretch your holiday cash a bit further. Save a third if you’re travelling in a group of 3 or more, Senior Rovers go for £7 and we also have Kids for £2 every weekend and on weekdays over school holidays.

    Prices for c2c travel to Southend Central

    To/from Peak prices Off-peak prices
    London Fenchurch Street/Liverpool Street £11.90 £10.10
    West Ham £10.80 £9.20
    Upminster £8.70 £7.40
    Basildon £6.00 £4.30

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