Southend to Norwich by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 15m
  • Distance
    128 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 3m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Southend to Norwich by train

Fast trains from Southend to Norwich take around 2 hours and 15 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 128 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Southend and Norwich.

1. Are there direct trains from Southend to Norwich?

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

We usually find around 30 departures on the route from Southend to Norwich 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 23 departures.

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

The Southend to Norwich train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 15 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Norwich is usually scheduled to depart Southend around 04:00 and the last train is around 23:00. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Southend around 06:35, and the last at 22:54.

When to book Southend to Norwich 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 Southend to Norwich by train.

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Which train companies operate between Southend and Norwich?

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

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.