By train, it is a 40-minute journey from Benfleet to London, by car it is around 1 hour.
Benfleet is served by the c2c train line, part of National Rail. It serves locations in the South East of Essex as well as locations in east and central London.
London Southend Airport is 13 miles away from Benfleet.
There are many car parks and parking, both paid and unpaid, facilities near Benfleet station and the surrounding area.
Benfleet does not have any shopping centres; however, it is located close to Lakeside (20mins drive) in Thurrock.
Benfleet has no official high street.
There are a number of primary schools in Benfleet, including South Benfleet Primary School, Robert Drake Primary School and Montgomerie Primary School too.
In the Benfleet area, there is The Deanes School, Appleton School and King John School – which are secondary schools in Benfleet.
The nearest university to Benfleet is the University of Essex. London universities are easily accessible by train.
Hadleigh Castle Country Park is a large country park located close to Benfleet, in Hadleigh.
Ideal locations to walk a dog would be Manor Park in Benfleet or Hadleigh Castle Country Park.
The town originates as far back as the 5th century.
Famous people including Ron Martin (Southend United Chairman) as well as Nicola Willis (Olympic Gymnast).
There are a number of great restaurants in Benfleet, including ASPERA, Gambero D’oro and Anatolian Restaurant as well.
Benfleet is located north of Canvey Island, in the South East of Essex.
The closest hospital is Southend University Hospital.
Whilst South Benfleet is part of Castle Point council, North Benfleet falls under Basildon council.
There are no cinemas in Benfleet. The closest ones are either in Basildon or Canvey.