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

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Train  •  3 h 24 min

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

$99 - $170

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Bus  •  7 h 23 min

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

$37 - $48

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Night bus, train  •  5 h 22 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

$49 - $75

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

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 23 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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The best way to get from Cardiff to Southend Airport (SEN) without a car is to train which takes 3 h 24 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 24 min to get from Cardiff to Southend Airport (SEN), including transfers.

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Cardiff to Southend Airport (SEN) bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Cardiff, Castle Street station.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Southend Airport (SEN) is to train which takes 3 h 24 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 23 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 4 h 55 min.

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There is no direct flight from Cardiff Airport to Southend Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 25 min and has one stopover.

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Cardiff to Southend Airport (SEN) bus services, operated by First in Essex, arrive at Southend Airport, London Southend Airport station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cardiff to Southend Airport (SEN) is 207 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 27 min to drive from Cardiff to Southend Airport (SEN).

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

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Map of how to get from Cardiff to Southend Airport (SEN).
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  • Distance: 167.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 24 min

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 24 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cardiff to Southend Airport (SEN) via London Victoria Coach Station, Stansted Airport London, and Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) in around 7 h 23 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Cardiff to Southend via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $420
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Cardiff to Southend via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Cardiff to Southend via Jersey
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $270
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 - $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 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 - $23
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cardiff, Castle Street to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Stansted Airport London
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) to Southend Airport, London Southend Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13
Website
firstgroup.com
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
$24 - $40
Book at
uk.megabus.com

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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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