London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport Trains

Greater Anglia offers regular and direct trains from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport.

Trains depart from London Liverpool Street roughly every 20 minutes* taking on average 53 minutes to get to Southend Airport. Advance tickets start from £6 - you won't find cheaper train tickets anywhere else. In the unlikely event you do find a cheaper deal, we will refund the difference with our online price promise.

If you’re looking for the reverse journey, take a look at trains from Southend Airport to London Liverpool Street here.

As things stand, we are currently running a near full timetable and the length of our trains are almost back to normal. However, as we are experiencing lower passenger numbers, our trains have become quieter than normal. As a result it is now even easier for passengers to social distance.

There are no seat reservations on our trains.
Passengers should spread out throughout the carriage, and keep a safe distance away from those who are not members of their family or in the same bubble.
Constant announcements and pre-departure messages on trains and stations will remind passengers to social distance.

It is mandatory for all passengers on trains and stations to wear a face covering/mask unless they are exempt. These exemptions apply to children under the age of 11 & People who have a disability that prevents them from being able to put on or remove face coverings.
Face coverings can be removed temporarily to eat or drink on trains.

£600,000 has been invested into extra cleaners and cleaning equipment such as:

  • Fogging guns (used to sanitise and disinfect large areas)
  • Powerful vacuum cleaners (clean the air as well as the floor/upholstery)
  • Hygiene monitoring equipment (to make sure our cleaning is as effective and efficient as possible)
  • Soap, water and free hand sanitizers at all stations.

We are increasing cleaning and paying attention to high touch areas on our vehicles. When necessary, we are creating a ‘bubble’ around our drivers in order to reduce their own risk and the risk of all passengers on the train. In some cases, operators have even installed clear barriers to reduce risk.
All travellers are required to wear face coverings on rail replacement or risk being fined.
Despite lower passenger loadings standby levels have been maintained and, in some areas, increased to provide additional social distancing capacity.

Have Questions? Read Our FAQ Below

What time does the first train leave from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport?

The first train departs London Liverpool Street station for Southend Airport at 04:30 Monday to Saturday and 07:14 on Sunday.

What time does the last train leave from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport?

The last train departs London Liverpool Street station for Southend Airport at 00:50 Monday to Saturday and 00:44 on Sunday.

How much does a train ticket from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport cost?

Ticket prices start at just £6. Prices differ depending on off-peak/peak travel times and whether you have a railcard. Season tickets are also available.

Where does the London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport train stop?

The London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport train stops at:

  • Stratford
  • Romford
  • Gidea Park
  • Harold Wood
  • Brentwood
  • Shenfield
  • Billericay
  • Wickford
  • Rayleigh
  • Hockley
  • Rochford
  • Southend Airport

The stops will differ depending on the service as there are ‘faster services’ that skip certain stops.

Is there Wi-Fi on the London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport train?

There is Wi-Fi on all train services.

How long does it take to get from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport?

The average journey time between London Liverpool Street and Southend Airport is 53 minutes, depending on the number of stops. The fastest journey time is only 51 minutes.

Can you use Oyster or contactless to Southend Airport?

The Oyster and contactless zone ends at Shenfield, therefore, a valid train ticket will be required from then on. To find the cheapest fares we recommend buying an advance train ticket.

How many trains per day are there from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport?

There are approximately 64 trains between Southend Airport to London Liverpool Street Monday to Friday, 57 on Saturdays and 34 on Sundays. This may vary on bank holidays.

What is the distance between London Liverpool Street and Southend Airport?

The distance between the two locations is 36 miles (58 km).

Can I book assistance for my journey from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport?

Yes, customers can request assisted travel through our assisted travel contact form. Please give a minimum of 12 hours' notice.

You can also give us a call on:

Telephone: 0800 028 2878 (free of charge), Monday to Sunday 08:00 - 20:00
Textphone and Minicom: 18001 0800 028 287

London Liverpool Street

  • Ticket office
  • Bus service
  • Prepurchase collection
  • Ticket machine
  • Toilets
  • Taxi-rank
  • Wifi
  • Seated area available

Southend Airport

  • Ticket office
  • Prepurchase collection
  • Car park
  • Ticket machine
  • Toilets