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There are 5 ways to get from Cardiff to Rayleigh by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Rayleigh

$96 - $165

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Bus, train  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Kingsway to Heathrow Central Bus Station M25
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Rayleigh

$47 - $73

3 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Rayleigh 202.7 miles

$40 - $65

Fly to Southend  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Southend (SEN) CWL - SEN

$100 - $421

Fly to London City, train  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to London City (LCY) CWL - LCY
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Rayleigh

$60 - $186

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The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Rayleigh is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Rayleigh is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3 h 20 min.

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The distance between Cardiff and Rayleigh is 164 miles. The road distance is 202.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Rayleigh without a car is to train which takes 3 h 21 min and costs £70 - £130.

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It takes approximately 3 h 21 min to get from Cardiff to Rayleigh, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Rayleigh is to train which takes 3 h 21 min and costs £70 - £130. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs £75 - £330 and takes 5 h 37 min.

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There is no direct flight from Cardiff Airport to Southend Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cardiff to Rayleigh is 203 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 20 min to drive from Cardiff to Rayleigh.

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KLM, easyJet and Flybe offer flights from Cardiff Airport to Southend Airport.

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There are 279+ hotels available in Rayleigh. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff to Rayleigh.
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  • Distance: 163.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 21 min

What companies run services between Cardiff, Wales and Rayleigh, England?

You can take a train from Cardiff to Rayleigh via London Paddington, Lancaster Gate station, Liverpool Street station, and London Liverpool Street in around 3 h 21 min. Alternatively, Flybe, KLM and easyJet fly from Cardiff to Rayleigh 3 times a day.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Cardiff to Southend via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $420
Flights from Cardiff to Southend via Jersey, Manchester
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Flights from Cardiff to Southend via Glasgow, Manchester
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from Cardiff to London City via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Flights from Cardiff to London City via Jersey
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Flights from Cardiff to London City via Glasgow, Belfast City
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $280
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Cardiff to Southend via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Cardiff to Southend via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Cardiff to Southend via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $420
Flights from Cardiff to London City via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,300
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Cardiff to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,400
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $140
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Rayleigh
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Stratford (London) to Rayleigh
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
Megabus UK

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Cardiff Airport is to bus which takes 30 min and costs .

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