Ilford to Southend by train

  • First train
    05:40
  • Last train
    18:43
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    57m
  • Distance
    44 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    31
  • Avg. journey time
    1hr 12m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Ilford to Southend by train

Fast trains from Ilford to Southend take around 57 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 44 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Ilford and Southend.

1. Are there direct trains from Ilford to Southend?

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

We usually find around 28 departures on the route from Ilford 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 38 departures.

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

The Ilford to Southend train travel time is normally about 57 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Southend is usually scheduled to depart Ilford around 05:40 and the last train is around 22:09. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Ilford around 06:26, and the last at 20:26.

When to book Ilford 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 Ilford to Southend by train.

Help with booking alerts

Which train companies operate between Ilford and Southend?

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

  • Abellio Greater Anglia
  • Greater Anglia
  • TfL Rail

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

Other journeys to Southend View all journeys to Southend

Buy train and bus tickets for UK and Europe - the easy way

  • Easy, fast and cheap
  • Pay in EUR, GBP or USD
  • Cheaper UK tickets with Pricehack
  • 100% human support

Subscribe to our newsletter

Subscribe to receive top tips, train news and travel inspiration straight to your inbox

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.