There are 6 ways to get from Essex to Wales 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.

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Train  •  3 h 44 min

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

$96 - $170

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from London Stansted Airport to London Victoria National Express
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria to Cardiff, Castle Street National Express

$31 - $49

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from White Notley to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff, Kingsway M7

$46 - $69

Drive  •  3 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Essex to Cardiff 213 miles

$45 - $70

Train to Southend, fly, train, line 4 bus  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from White Notley to Shenfield
  2. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Manchester (MAN) SEN - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Chester
  4. Take the line 4 bus from Chester, Railway Station (Town Crier) to Buckley, Black Lion (Black Lion PH)

$107 - $372

Train to London Heathrow, fly, train  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from White Notley to London Liverpool Street
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Chester

$135 - $355

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Essex to Wales is to bus which costs £24 - £40 and takes 7 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Essex to Wales is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 3 h 32 min.

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The distance between Essex and Wales is 187 miles. The road distance is 213 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 44 min to get from Essex to Wales, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Essex to Wales. However, there are services departing from Black Notley, Brain Valley Avenue and arriving at Cardiff, Castle Street via Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk), London Stansted Airport and London Victoria. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 45 min.

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Essex to Wales bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Stansted Airport station.

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Map of how to get from Essex to Wales.
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  • Distance: 187.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 44 min

What companies run services between Essex, England and Wales?

You can take a train from Essex to Cardiff via London Liverpool Street, Liverpool Street Underground Station, Lancaster Gate Underground Station, and London Paddington in around 3 h 44 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Essex to Cardiff via Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk), Stansted Airport, Coach Station, London Stansted Airport, and London Victoria in around 7 h 45 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southend to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from White Notley to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from White Notley to Shenfield
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $60
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $140
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $30
First Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Stansted Airport to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria to Cardiff, Castle Street
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
nationalexpress.com
Arriva Cymru
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Chester, Railway Station (Town Crier) to Buckley, Black Lion (Black Lion PH)
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk

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