There are 5 ways to get from Cardiff to Southend Airport (SEN) by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 26 min

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

$100 - $172

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Castle Street to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to London Stansted Airport
  3. Take the bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) to Southend Airport, London Southend Airport X30

$30 - $45

3 alternative options

Night bus, train  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Take the night bus from Cardiff, Kingsway to Heathrow Central Bus Station M25
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Southend Airport

$50 - $77

Drive  •  3 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Southend Airport (SEN) 207 miles

$40 - $65

Fly  •  4 h 55 min

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

$66 - $276

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Southend Airport (SEN) is to bus which costs £22 - £35 and takes 7 h 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Southend Airport (SEN) is to train which costs £75 - £130 and takes 3 h 26 min.

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The distance between Cardiff and Southend Airport (SEN) is 168 miles. The road distance is 207 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 26 min to get from Cardiff to Southend Airport (SEN), including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff to Southend Airport (SEN). However, there are services departing from Cardiff, Castle Street and arriving at Southend Airport, London Southend Airport via London Victoria Coach Station and Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 27 min.

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What companies run services between Cardiff, Wales and Southend Airport (SEN), England?

You can take a train from Cardiff to Southend Airport (SEN) via London Paddington, Lancaster Gate Underground Station, Liverpool Street Underground Station, and London Liverpool Street in around 3 h 26 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cardiff to Southend Airport (SEN) via London Victoria Coach Station, London Stansted Airport, and Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) in around 7 h 27 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Cardiff to Southend via Jersey
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Flights from Cardiff to Southend via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Cardiff to Southend via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Cardiff to Southend via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $420
Flights from Cardiff to Southend via Glasgow, Manchester
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $150
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $150
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Stratford (London) to Southend Airport
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cardiff, Castle Street to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to London Stansted Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) to Southend Airport, London Southend Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Night bus from Cardiff, Kingsway to Heathrow Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Book at
uk.megabus.com

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