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Birmingham to Southend-on-Sea by bus

The journey from Birmingham to Southend-on-Sea by bus is 129.02 mi and takes 3 hrs 59 mins. There are 46 connections per day, with the first departure at 03:00 and the last at 21:00. It is possible to travel from Birmingham to Southend-on-Sea by bus for as little as £2.60 or as much as £51.89. The best price for this journey is £2.60.

Lowest Price£2.60
Journey Duration3 hrs 59 mins
Connection per Day46
Lowest Price£2.60
Highest Price£51.89
First Departure03:00
Last Departure21:00
Distance129.02 mi
DepartureBirmingham
ArrivalSouthend-on-Sea
CarriersChiltern Railways, National ExpressMore

Birmingham to Southend-on-Sea Bus Times

Departure date
Wednesday, 17 Apr 2024

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How much do bus tickets from Birmingham to Southend-on-Sea cost?

When you're traveling from Birmingham to Southend-on-Sea, you can expect to pay an average of approximately £22.05. You might be able to find prices as low as £2.60, but it all depends on how you travel. Some forms of transport are cheaper than others, and prices will vary according to time of day, day of the week, season, and other factors. For the cheapest bus tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as bus ticket prices will often be reduced. You might also be able to save money by booking a connecting journey, rather than a direct route. Be sure to check the conditions of the ticket before booking, as sometimes cheaper bus tickets cannot be changed or refunded. Use Virail to check your options before booking, to ensure that you find the lowest price for your journey.
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Prices will vary when you travel from Birmingham to Southend-on-Sea. On average, though, you'll pay about £22.05 for a bus ticket. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper bus tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest bus tickets.

How long will it take me to travel from Birmingham to Southend-on-Sea by bus?

Traveling from Birmingham to Southend-on-Sea by bus will usually take 3 hrs 59 mins. This journey covers a distance of 129.02 mi . When planning your trip, bear in mind that 3 hrs 59 mins is an average, and route times may vary from day to day. Weather conditions, issues with transport, unexpected diversions, and local events could all cause delays to your journey. Please keep the possibility of these exceptional events in mind when making travel plans. In order to get from Birmingham to Southend-on-Sea faster, consider looking for an express service that makes fewer stops along the way. Conversely, a connecting route may, in some circumstances, be faster than a direct journey. The fastest routes between Birmingham and Southend-on-Sea will complete the journey in 0 hrs 35 mins.On average, it will take you about 3 hrs 59 mins to travel the 129.02 mi between Birmingham and Southend-on-Sea.

How many daily journeys are there from Birmingham to Southend-on-Sea?

If you want to get from Birmingham to Southend-on-Sea, you can travel with providers such as . You will find a maximum number of departures per day. On average, there are 46 departures per day. Book in advance to make sure that your journey will run smoothly and you depart at a time that suits you best. When you travel, you can look for direct journeys or other routes which offer connections and changes. On average, there are 36 direct journeys between Birmingham and Southend-on-Sea. If you don't mind changing along the way, you may find more options available to you. There are usually 10 journeys with at least one change. These numbers may vary depending on the time of year or day of the week. Some travelers prefer direct routes, particularly if they are carrying heavy suitcases or concerned about missing a connection. Others enjoy the flexibility offered by connecting journeys. Whatever you prefer, Virail can help you find the right options to suit you. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Birmingham to Southend-on-Sea. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap bus tickets from Birmingham to Southend-on-Sea
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Birmingham to Southend-on-Sea.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Birmingham to Southend-on-Sea, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Birmingham to Southend-on-Sea.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

Best time to book Birmingham to Southend-on-Sea travel

Virail Pro Tip ✌: Booking 10 days in advance save 10% on average

Best time to book cheap bus tickets from Birmingham to Southend-on-Sea

The cheapest Birmingham - Southend-on-Sea bus tickets can be found for as low as £15.77 if you’re lucky, or £16.73 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as £19.21.

Find the best day to travel to Southend-on-Sea by bus

When travelling to Southend-on-Sea by bus, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

Chiltern Railways is a British train operating company that provides passenger services between London Marylebone and Birmingham Snow Hill, as well as other destinations in the Midlands and South East England. The company was established in 1996, and it is owned by Arriva UK Trains since 2009. Chiltern Railways operates a fleet of modern trains, including the Class 68 locomotives and the Class 165 and 168 diesel units.

Megabus is a low-cost intercity bus service that operates in North America, Canada, and Europe. It was founded in 2003 and is owned by Stagecoach Group, a multinational transport company. Megabus retains its own brand in Britain and North America, but in Continental Europe, including France, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Italy, and the Netherlands, its services have been rebranded as Flixbus since the acquisition by a German company in June 2016.

National Express is a British multinational public transport company that operates bus, and rail services in the UK, Europe, North Africa, and North America. The company was founded in 1972 and has its headquarters in Birmingham, UK. National Express operates a fleet of over 1,600 buses, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. The company also operates rail services in the UK, including the East Anglia franchise.

Services on board Chiltern Railways, National Express and Megabus from Birmingham to Southend-on-Sea
Compare services on board when travelling from Birmingham to Southend-on-Sea by bus.
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Birmingham to Southend-on-Sea CO2 Emissions by Bus

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Train
14.53kg
Bus
15.57kg
Flight
41.53kg
Car
33.22kg

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Birmingham to Southend-on-Sea?
A bus ticket from Birmingham to Southend-on-Sea is £22.05. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as £2.60.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Birmingham to Southend-on-Sea?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Birmingham to Southend-on-Sea is £2.60. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Birmingham and Southend-on-Sea by bus?
Birmingham to Southend-on-Sea is 129.02 mi.
How long does the bus between Birmingham and Southend-on-Sea take?
Birmingham to Southend-on-Sea is on average 3 hrs 59 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 0 hrs 35 mins.
Which companies operate from Birmingham to Southend-on-Sea?
The bus journey from Birmingham to Southend-on-Sea is covered by 3 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Chiltern Railways, National Express, Megabus and Eurolines.
How many bus connections per day go from Birmingham to Southend-on-Sea?
Birmingham to Southend-on-Sea has 46 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Birmingham to Southend-on-Sea leave?
The earliest bus from Birmingham to Southend-on-Sea departs at 03:00. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last bus from Birmingham to Southend-on-Sea depart?
The latest bus from Birmingham to Southend-on-Sea departs at 21:00. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Birmingham to Southend-on-Sea in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest bus ticket we have found is £2.60 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Birmingham to Southend-on-Sea?
There are on average 36 direct connection(s) from Birmingham to go to Southend-on-Sea.
What's the fastest journey time between Birmingham to Southend-on-Sea by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Birmingham and Southend-on-Sea is 0 hrs 35 mins.
Is there a direct bus from Birmingham to Southend-on-Sea?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Birmingham and Southend-on-Sea.
What are the CO2 emissions for Birmingham to Southend-on-Sea by bus?
The bus journey from Birmingham to Southend-on-Sea creates 15.57kg of CO2 emissions.

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