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.

Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 45 min

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

$104 - $184

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 38 min

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

$34 - $53

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  6 h 10 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

$50 - $77

Drive  •  3 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Essex to Cardiff 213 miles

$45 - $70

Fly from Southend, bus, line 4 bus  •  5 h 59 min

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

$101 - $359

Train to London Heathrow, fly, bus  •  6 h 17 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 bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Chester, Railway Station

$132 - $342

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 45 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Essex to Cardiff via Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk), Stansted Airport, Coach Station, Stansted Airport London, and London Victoria Coach Station in around 7 h 38 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
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $70
Advanced Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$80 - $150
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Stansted Airport London to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff, Castle Street
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Website
nationalexpress.com
easyBus
Bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Chester, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12
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 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Essex to Wales?

The distance between Essex and Wales is 300 km. The road distance is 341 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Essex to Wales?

The cheapest way to get from Essex to Wales is to bus which costs £24 - £40 and takes 7 h 38 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Essex to Wales?

The quickest way to get from Essex to Wales is to drive which takes 3 h 32 min and costs £30 - £50.

Is there a direct bus between Essex and Wales?

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), Stansted Airport London and London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 38 min.

How long does it take to get from Essex to Wales?

It takes approximately 3 h 45 min to get from Essex to Wales, including transfers.