Find a train from Reading to Southend-on-Sea

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Journey details

Best price 32.87£
Journey duration 2 h 31 min
Connections per day 266
First departure: 03:54
Last departure: 23:12
Distance 117km

Cheap train tickets from Reading to Southend-on-Sea on virail

With Virail you can find the best train connection from Reading to Southend-on-Sea , you just need to enter the date of your trip and we will find the best solution for you! On our platform you can also choose between a round-trip ticket or a one-way ticket and you can filter your results by price and departure. Once you chose the best ticket for your trip we will redirect you automatically to the provider’s website where you will be able to book and pay your ticket. Virail is a metasearch platform with customers from more than 30 countries. Our comparison tool works with more than 2000 transportation companies and enables you to find the optimal travel solution, no matter your needs.

Which companies travel from Reading to Southend-on-Sea by train?

Among all virail partners, you will also be able to travel with Nationalrail, serving the train route between Reading and Southend-on-Sea.

National Rail belongs to the Rail Delivery group, the British company managing passenger services. National Rail covers not only long and medium-distance routes, but also local networks, for instance part of the London underground.

How much is the cheapest train ticket from Reading to Southend-on-Sea?

The average price of train tickets from Reading to Southend-on-Sea is of 38,70 £. However, you will be able to find cheaper tickets if you book in advance, or if you can be flexible with your dates: the cheapest train tickets from Reading to Southend-on-Sea can be around 38,10 £.

Trains from Reading to Southend-on-Sea


Don't forget to buy food and drinks in advance if you need them: train stations do not always have shops, while onboard cafés are not always available and often very expensive.

Since the journey between Reading and Southend-on-Sea is relatively short, you can consider carpooling or bus as alternative ways of transport with cheapest prices and similar duration.

In which stations can you take the train to Southend-on-Sea and where will you arrive?

You can take the train to Southend-on-Sea at Reading [ RDG ], which arrives at Southend Central [ SOC ] or Southend Victoria [ SOV ].

How long to you need to get to Southend-on-Sea by train?

On average, it takes 2 hours and 37 minutes to get to Southend-on-Sea by train, but you will need 2 hours and 23 minutes with the fastest trains. The first one is available at 09:09, whereas the last one leaves Reading at 23:09.

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