Norwich to Southend by train

  • First train
    05:00
  • Last train
    22:40
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 11m
  • Distance
    128 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    29
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 29m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Norwich to Southend by train

Fast trains from Norwich to Southend take around 2 hours and 11 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 128 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Norwich and Southend.

1. Are there direct trains from Norwich to Southend?

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

We usually find around 31 departures on the route from Norwich 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 24 departures.

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

The Norwich to Southend train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 11 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Southend is usually scheduled to depart Norwich around 05:00 and the last train is around 22:40. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Norwich around 06:00, and the last at 22:40.

When to book Norwich 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 Norwich to Southend by train.

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Which train companies operate between Norwich and Southend?

Abellio Greater Anglia is the train company that operates on the route from Norwich to Southend.

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.