Trains from Birmingham to Southend-on-Sea

Birmingham to Southend-on-Sea train information

Birmingham Southend-on-Sea train map

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Arrival Southend-on-Sea, England
Departure Birmingham, England
Distance 129 Miles

Which operators can I use?

The route connecting Birmingham, which is in England and Southend-on-Sea, located in England is well served by trains. Use our travel search engine to search for your ticket and see the rail company for this journey.

How much times does it take?

The train duration to get to Southend-on-Sea from Birmingham will vary depending if your train is direct or with stops. There are 129 miles between the 2 cities.

What is the price of the train?

Fares may change depending on the travel date as well as how much time in advance you book your ticket.

Best prices for Birmingham to Southend-on-Sea train tickets

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Birmingham - Southend-on-Sea prices calendar

Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Birmingham to Southend-on-Sea by train, bus, ride sharing and plane.

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Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 72 hours from the data provided by our partners.

Birmingham - Southend-on-Sea: the best time to book cheap trains

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The chart above illustrates the best prices found over the last six months depending on how much time in advance the ticket is purchased. Buying your train from Birmingham to Southend-on-Sea in advance will enable you to pay less for your train.

The cheapest tickets we found were from £14 when purchasing your train 15 days in advance which is 79% cheaper than the best price we found when purchasing your seat on the day you're travelling.

Best prices for Birmingham to Southend-on-Sea trains

We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between Birmingham and Southend-on-Sea by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets Southend-on-Sea to Birmingham and find the best deal for your outbound journey.

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Discount Birmingham - Southend-on-Sea train tickets

The easiest way to spend less on your Birmingham Southend-on-Sea train ticket is probably to buy a railcard. While regional railcards are available in some areas, National railcards enable you to spend less on most rail fares across the UK. Everyone is eligible to at least a certain railcard, even non-UK citizens. National railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Senior discount card, Two together railcard, Family and Friends discount card and Disabled persons railcard.

In order to understand the benefits of a railcard, you can estimate the number of journeys you need to break even. You will see that usually only a few trips are needed.

For your assessment, you have to include the cost of your railcard, i.e £30, your savings on each journey (i.e.: 34%) as well as the cost of your ticket. The average price of a Birmingham Southend-on-Sea ticket is £50.00 (1).

Divide the cost of your railcard by the discount: £30/34%= £88. Then divide £88 by £50.00: £88/£50.00 = 1.76. You will need to make about 2 trips from Southend-on-Sea to Birmingham (one way trip) with your railcard to break even.

The cost to get a Disabled persons railcard is £20 while it will cost you £30 to buy a 16-25, Two together, Family and Friends or the Senior railcard. All of them enable you to get a third off most rail fares for a complete year.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 6 months for one way journey

Train Journey Average price without railcard(1) With a railcard 34% off(2) Saving based on a one-way trip Number of return trips to pay off the cost
Birmingham to Southend-on-Sea train £50.00 £33.33 £16.67 1.76

(1)Average price observed over the last 6 months for one way

(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare