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There are 5 ways to get from Cardiff to University of Essex by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Colchester  •  4 h 25 min

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

$104 - $179

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Bus  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens to Heathrow Airport London T2,3 National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Colchester National Express / ...

$80 - $100

3 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 32 min

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

$106 - $178

Drive  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to University of Essex 227.6 miles

$45 - $75

Fly, train  •  7 h 54 min

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

$121 - $453

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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 costs £35 - £55 and takes 3 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff station to University of Essex. However, there are services departing from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens and arriving at Colchester Road via Heathrow Airport London T2,3 and Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 16 min.

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The distance between Cardiff and University of Essex is 180 miles. The road distance is 227.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to University of Essex without a car is to train which takes 4 h 25 min and costs £80 - £140.

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It takes approximately 4 h 25 min to get from Cardiff to University of Essex, including transfers.

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Cardiff to University of Essex bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to University of Essex is to train which takes 4 h 25 min and costs £80 - £140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £60 - £80 and takes 7 h 16 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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Cardiff to University of Essex bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Colchester station.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff to University of Essex.
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  • Distance: 180.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 25 min

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, Paddington station, Liverpool Street station, London Liverpool Street, Colchester, Colchester, Railway Station Layby, and University of Essex, Valley Road in around 4 h 25 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cardiff to University of Essex via Heathrow Airport London T2,3, Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street, and Colchester Road in around 7 h 16 min.

Airlines
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
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 Glasgow, Manchester
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday
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 - $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 Colchester
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Wivenhoe
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $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
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 Coach Station, Sophia Gardens to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Colchester
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Cardiff to University of Essex is 228 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 45 min to drive from Cardiff to University of Essex.

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

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There are 265+ hotels available in University of Essex. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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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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