Bournemouth to Southend by train

  • First train
    05:12
  • Last train
    23:08
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 23m
  • Distance
    201 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    32
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 1m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Bournemouth to Southend by train

Fast trains from Bournemouth to Southend take around 3 hours and 23 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 201 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Bournemouth and Southend.

1. Are there direct trains from Bournemouth to Southend?

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

We usually find around 33 departures on the route from Bournemouth to Southend every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 31 departures.

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

The Bournemouth to Southend train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 23 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Southend is usually scheduled to depart Bournemouth around 05:12 and the last train is around 20:22. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Bournemouth around 05:42, and the last at 23:08.

When to book Bournemouth 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 Bournemouth to Southend by train.

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Which train companies operate between Bournemouth and Southend?

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

  • London Underground
  • South West Trains
  • South Western Railway
  • 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.