Edinburgh to Southend by train

  • First train
    05:40
  • Last train
    23:56
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    5hr 54m
  • Distance
    554 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    25
  • Avg. journey time
    7hr 3m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Edinburgh to Southend by train

Fast trains from Edinburgh to Southend take around 5 hours and 54 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 554 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Edinburgh and Southend.

1. Are there direct trains from Edinburgh to Southend?

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

We usually find around 26 departures on the route from Edinburgh to Southend every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends.

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

The Edinburgh to Southend train travel time is normally about 5 hours and 54 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Southend is usually scheduled to depart Edinburgh around 05:40 and the last train is around 23:40. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Edinburgh around 05:48, and the last at 23:56.

When to book Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh to Southend by train.

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Which train companies operate between Edinburgh and Southend?

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

  • Avanti West Coast
  • Caledonian Sleeper
  • East Coast
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • London Underground
  • Serco Caledonian Sleeper
  • UK Rail Connections
  • Virgin Trains
  • c2c

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

Southend to Edinburgh by train

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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.