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Birmingham to Southend by train

  • First train
    05:15
  • Last train
    23:10
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 4m
  • Distance
    207 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    40
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 37m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Birmingham to Southend by train

Fast trains from Birmingham to Southend take around 3 hours and 4 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 207 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Birmingham and Southend.

1. Are there direct trains from Birmingham to Southend?

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

We usually find around 42 departures on the route from Birmingham 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 36 departures.

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

The Birmingham to Southend train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 4 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Southend is usually scheduled to depart Birmingham around 05:15 and the last train is around 23:10. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Birmingham around 05:50, and the last at 22:30.

When to book Birmingham 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 Birmingham to Southend by train.

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Which train companies operate between Birmingham and Southend?

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

  • Avanti West Coast
  • London Midland
  • London Underground
  • 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 Birmingham 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.