Bedford to Southend by train

  • First train
    04:13
  • Last train
    23:00
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 14m
  • Distance
    106 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    40
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 36m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Bedford to Southend by train

Fast trains from Bedford to Southend take around 2 hours and 14 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 106 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Bedford and Southend.

1. Are there direct trains from Bedford to Southend?

Journeys between Bedford and Southend usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 36 departures on the route from Bedford to Southend every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 54 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Bedford to Southend?

The Bedford to Southend train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 14 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Bedford to Southend train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Southend is usually scheduled to depart Bedford around 06:00 and the last train is around 19:25. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Bedford around 04:13, and the last at 23:35.

When to book Bedford to Southend train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Bedford to Southend by train.

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Which train companies operate between Bedford and Southend?

More than one train company operates on the route from Bedford to Southend, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • East Midlands Railway
  • East Midlands Trains
  • London Underground
  • Thameslink
  • UK Rail Connections
  • c2c

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.