There are 6 ways to get from Cardiff to University of Essex by train, 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  •  4 h 27 min

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

$110 - $193

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Sophia Gardens to Heathrow Central Bus Station 201 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London to Colchester National Express / ...

$79 - $101

4 alternative options

Train via Colchester  •  4 h 39 min

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

$110 - $189

Train CrossCountry  •  9 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Cheltenham Spa
  2. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Stansted Airport

$128 - $228

Drive  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to University of Essex 227.6 miles

$45 - $75

Fly, train  •  7 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Southend (SEN) CWL - SEN
  2. Take the train from Shenfield to Wivenhoe

$93 - $321

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The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to University of Essex is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 3 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to University of Essex is to drive which takes 3 h 45 min and costs £35 - £55.

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The distance between Cardiff and University of Essex is 288 km. The road distance is 364 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 27 min to get from Cardiff to University of Essex, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff to University of Essex. However, there are services departing from Cardiff, Sophia Gardens and arriving at Colchester Road via Heathrow Airport London and Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street (Colch Bus Stn). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 2 min.

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What companies run services between Cardiff, Wales and University of Essex, England?

You can take a train from Cardiff to University of Essex via London Paddington, Lancaster Gate Underground Station, Liverpool Street Underground Station, London Liverpool Street, Wivenhoe, Wivenhoe, Railway Station (Wivenhoe Rail), and University of Essex, South Courts (Univ of Essex) in around 4 h 27 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cardiff to University of Essex via Heathrow Central Bus Station, Heathrow Airport London, Colchester, Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street (Colch Bus Stn), and Colchester Road in around 7 h 2 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
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Sunday
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 Wivenhoe
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Colchester
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Shenfield to Wivenhoe
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Cheltenham Spa
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $65
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $50
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Stansted Airport
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Single
$90 - $140
Off-Peak Single
$90 - $140
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Cheltenham Spa
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$26 - $40
First Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cardiff, Sophia Gardens to Heathrow Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London to Colchester
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com

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