There are 3 ways to get from Essex to Wales by train, night bus or car

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Train  •  3h 38m

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

£52 - £142

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Train, night bus  •  6h 3m

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

£39 - £63

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Drive  •  3h 33m

  1. Drive from Essex to Cardiff 213 miles

£35 - £55

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The cheapest way to get from Essex to Wales is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 3h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from Essex to Wales is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 3h 33m.

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No, there is no direct train from Essex to Wales. However, there are services departing from White Notley and arriving at Cardiff Central via Liverpool Street station and London Paddington. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 38m.

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

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The best way to get from Essex to Wales without a car is to train which takes 3h 38m and costs £50 - £150.

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It takes approximately 3h 38m to get from Essex to Wales, including transfers.

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Essex to Wales train services, operated by Greater Anglia, depart from White Notley station.

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Essex to Wales train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at Cardiff Central station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Essex to Wales is 213 miles. It takes approximately 3h 33m to drive from Essex to Wales.

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There are 253+ hotels available in Wales. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Map of how to get from Essex to Wales.
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  • Distance: 187.4 miles
  • Duration: 3h 38m

What companies run services between Essex, England and Wales?

You can take a train from Essex to Cardiff via London Liverpool Street, Liverpool Street station, Lancaster Gate station, and London Paddington in around 3h 38m.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
London Overground
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from White Notley to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Website
London Overground
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£60 - £110
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
£30 - £50
Advanced Single
£30 - £50
Anytime Day Single
£60 - £110
Bus operators
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Night bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff, Kingsway GQ
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£19 - £35
Website
Megabus UK

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