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Croydon to Southend by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 38m
  • Distance
    59 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
  • Avg. journey time
    1hr 51m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Croydon to Southend by train

Fast trains from Croydon to Southend take around 1 hour and 38 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 59 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Croydon and Southend.

1. Are there direct trains from Croydon to Southend?

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

We usually find around 87 departures on the route from Croydon 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 86 departures.

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

The Croydon to Southend train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 38 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Southend is usually scheduled to depart Croydon around 05:35 and the last train is around 23:37. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Croydon around 05:02, and the last at 21:37.

When to book Croydon 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 Croydon to Southend by train.

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Which train companies operate between Croydon and Southend?

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

  • London Underground
  • Southeastern
  • Southern
  • Thameslink
  • UK Rail Connections
  • c2c

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

Southend to Croydon 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.