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 £19 - 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.

What we are doing to keep you safe:

  • We're continuing to clean and sanitise our trains and stations
  • Ventilation – air conditioning on all our new trains and some old trains sucks in fresh air every six to nine minutes. Other trains have opening windows. On all trains, doors opening at stations lets more air in.

Try walking down the platform or train, as there are often fewer people further down the train.

If you are still nervous about travelling on busier trains, you can use our less busy trains tool on our website for help with finding a train with fewer passengers.

If you’re at the station, a member of staff will be able to advise you about a quieter alternative. If you’re at an unstaffed station just press the help button on the ticket machine and one of our customer service staff at Norwich will be able to advise you.

We’d like you to carry on wearing a face covering if you can when you’re on busy trains and stations, please. Government advice is still to wear a face covering in crowded and enclosed places.

Thank you to all our customers who wear their face coverings when travelling with us. It’s a simple way for us all to keep each other safe.

For full information on latest face coverings advice, visit the Government's website.

  • We're cleaning and sanitising our trains and stations, paying particular attention to high touch areas such as push buttons, door handles and grab rails.
  • We're carrying out turnaround cleaning inside trains at terminus stations throughout the day. This includes high touch point areas such as grab rails and washroom surfaces.
  • We’re using fogging guns with a fine mist of disinfectant for train cleaning in depots.

Yes, we have hand sanitiser available at all staffed stations and we're keeping soap and water topped up in our toilets on stations and trains so you can wash your hands. It’s a good idea to carry your own small bottle of hand sanitiser with you.

Practising good hygiene will help yourself and others.

We continue high levels of cleaning and paying attention to high touch areas on our vehicles. When appropriate, we have created a ‘bubble’ around our drivers in order to reduce their own risk and the risk of all passengers on the rail replacement bus. In some cases, operators have even installed clear barriers to reduce risk.
All travellers are encouraged to wear face coverings on rail replacement.

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 05:36 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 £19. 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