Travel By Train
Did you know there are 9 railway stations in Southend-on-Sea? Every household is within walking distance of at least one, and with trains running up to every 15 minutes, getting across town by rail couldn’t be easier.
C2C run trains between Shoeburyness and Leigh-on-Sea, stopping at all stations in between and going on to London Fenchurch Street. Check out C2C’s website for timetables and tickets.
The Greater Anglia line, run by Abellio, goes from Southend Victoria, calling at Prittlewell and London Southend Airport on its way to London Liverpool Street. Check out their website for timetables and tickets.
When it comes to buying train tickets there are loads of options so you can find one that suits you.
If you make the same journey regularly you can save money by getting a monthly or annual season ticket. If you get the bus to the station or to your final destination why not try getting a PLUSBUS ticket that combines the two and saves you money. If you have a railcard you get a discount on the whole ticket, not just your train travel.
There is a railcard to suit everyone and plenty of discounts to be had. You are eligible for a railcard if you are aged between 16-25 or over 60. You can also get a railcard if you have a disability. Even if you don’t fit in to any of those groups you can get a railcard that saves you money when you travel with friends and family. There’s even a railcard that offers discounts for anyone travelling within London and the South East, including Southend-on-Sea. Each railcard has its own terms and conditions so take a look and see which one works best for you. Visit the National Rail Enquiries website for more information.