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Elizabeth line train

Elizabeth Line

Quick connections to central London

Plan your journey

The Elizabeth Line provides passengers with convenient links from Essex and Central London – with stops at Shenfield, Stratford and London Liverpool Street – to Paddington and beyond, making it easier than ever to connect to other London airports and the London Underground.

Change at Farringdon for trains to Gatwick or Luton, or change at Paddington to the Elizabeth Line service that travels directly to Heathrow.

Please check timetables for the latest information, but the Elizabeth Line’s standard operating hours are between 05:00 – 00:00 Monday to Saturday (including public holidays) and 07:00 – 23:00 on Sunday.

Tickets & fares

You can use the following methods to quickly and conveniently pay for your travel on the Elizabeth Line:

You can also purchase single journey tickets and Zones 1-6 Travelcards at your nearest train station or at London Southend Airport’s train ticket machine. 

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How do I get to London Southend Airport from Elizabeth Line services?

Shenfield, Stratford and London Liverpool Street are the 3 main connections on the Elizabeth Line that go directly to London Southend Airport. At any of these stations, you can change to the Greater Anglia rail service towards Southend Victoria and disembark at Southend Airport station.

What is the nearest Elizabeth Line station to London Southend Airport?

Shenfield is the closest station on the Elizabeth Line to London Southend Airport.

Is London Southend Airport in the Oyster or contactless zone?

No, the Oyster/contactless zone ends at Shenfield, where a valid ticket will be required to continue your journey to the airport.

How far is Central London from the Airport?

Central London is 41 miles away and can be reached in all manner of ways; however, we certainly recommend the easy breezy option of the train from Southend Airport station. Arrive at London Liverpool Street in only 53 minutes.

Visit National Rail for more information on your journey.