Save on Your Train Tickets to Southend with Split Ticketing

Get cheap tickets to Southend by splitting your ticket.

Split ticketing involves splitting your fare into multiple tickets to cover separate parts of the journey whilst traveling on exactly the same train.

Use our ticket search to find hidden split ticket fares. The average saving for these is 30% but you could save up to 70%!

On top of that you’ll pay NO booking or card fees when booking with us. We just take a small percentage of the saving.


Journey to any of these stations when buying cheap train tickets to Southend:

Southend Central

Southend Airport

Southend East

Southend Victoria


Examples of the savings that can be made when buying cheap train tickets to Southend with SplitMyFare:

Southend Central to Newcastle

Standard Fare: £46

SplitMyFare: £44.02

By splitting with us you can make a massive saving of £1.98


Southend Central to Aberdeen

Standard Fare: £177.5

SplitMyFare: £76.43

By splitting with us you can make a massive saving of £101.07


Southend Central to Leeds

Standard Fare: £37

SplitMyFare: £32.23

By splitting with us you can make a massive saving of £4.77



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"Southend is a dormitory town for London. But it also has this thing of being the playground of the East End – a glamorous holiday town.” Helen Mirren


Why Visit Southend by Rail?

Southend is an important transport hub and a key jump-off point for the New Forest, Isle of Wight, and the neighbouring Portsmouth. Since the Roman and Saxon times, Southend is already a settlement. In fact, a number of Roman ruins can be found in the suburb of Bitterne Manor. During The Middle Ages, the town became walled and some of the remnants of these defences still remain in the city today. Since the city has been badly devastated by bombing during the WWII, much of the city has been destroyed, including its heritage sites. This explains why the city and most of its architecture are very modern.

The main station of the city is Southend Central, located in the northwest edge of the city centre. There are regular train services coming from London Waterloo station passing through Winchester railway station and Basingstoke Station. From the station, the city centre is only a short walk away. There is also a City Link bus service that you can take for free, running every 15 to 30 minutes towards the city centre.

The Southend city centre is fairly spread out along the North to South axis, but it’s easily possible to walk from the Bedford Place towards the waterfront area. Most of the route is pedestrian-friendly.

The Bargate, which is a medieval guesthouse located in the middle of a shopping centre, is one of the most visited attractions in the city. On its top floor is where you will find the Heritage Visitor Centre.

The Central Parks, which was established during the 19th century, and was recognised as Grade II on the English Heritage’s Register of Historic Parks, is also worth a stop. Southend also hosts a yearly Boat Show, an event that showcases a plethora of well-designed boats and draws thousands of visitors to the city each year. Other attractions to visit are the Tudor House and the Sea City Museum.

How to find the cheapest train tickets to Southend

If you’re looking for cheap train tickets to Southend there are may ways to save money so you can explore Southend. It may be that you’re getting a train to Southend for a weekend with friends or with work, whatever the reason our journey planner will help you in getting the cheapest available tickets for your trip. Using the journey planner, you can save money travelling to Southend and use that in the shops or at a restaurant.

Some of the biggest savings can be had by searching for split tickets as described above. Another way to save money on train tickets to Southend is by buying an Advance ticket. Advance tickets are usually available from 12 weeks before the date of travel, so it is generally the case that the earlier you book your ticket within this timeframe the cheaper it will be. So if you’re coming to Southend to catch a flight or for some sightseeing, look out for the advance ticket type when you search for your ticket. The longer you wait to buy your ticket the more the price can go up so try to book as quick as you’re able, advance tickets are not normally available on the day of travel, so try not to book on the day.

You can save even more on your train tickets by using a railcard for your journey to Southend. If you’re a regular traveller this is particular useful as buying an eligible railcard can save you 1/3 off the price of all of your future tickets.