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There are 6 ways to get from Manningtree to Cardiff by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 49m

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

$105 - $181

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  6h 32m

  1. Take the train from Manningtree to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff, Kingsway M10 / ...

$55 - $85

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Bus  •  7h 59m

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

$76 - $91

Drive  •  3h 52m

  1. Drive from Manningtree to Cardiff 233.4 miles

$50 - $75

Train, fly to Cardiff  •  6h 36m

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

$167 - $689

Train, fly to Bristol  •  7h 55m

  1. Take the train from Manningtree to Shenfield
  2. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Bristol (BRS) SEN - BRS
  3. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central

$259 - $466

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The cheapest way to get from Manningtree to Cardiff is to drive which costs £35 - £60 and takes 3h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Manningtree to Cardiff is to train which costs £80 - £140 and takes 3h 49m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Manningtree to Cardiff station. However, there are services departing from Manningtree, Bendalls Court and arriving at Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens via Colchester and Heathrow Airport London T2,3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 59m.

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The distance between Manningtree and Cardiff is 185 miles. The road distance is 233.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Manningtree to Cardiff without a car is to train which takes 3h 49m and costs £80 - £140.

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It takes approximately 3h 49m to get from Manningtree to Cardiff, including transfers.

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Manningtree to Cardiff bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Colchester station.

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The best way to get from Manningtree to Cardiff is to train which takes 3h 49m and costs £80 - £140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £55 - £70 and takes 7h 59m.

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There is no direct flight from Southend Airport to Cardiff Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 10m and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Manningtree to Cardiff.
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  • Distance: 185.4 miles
  • Duration: 3h 49m

What companies run services between Manningtree, England and Cardiff, Wales?

You can take a train from Manningtree to Cardiff via London Liverpool Street, Liverpool Street station, Lancaster Gate station, and London Paddington in around 3h 49m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Manningtree to Cardiff via Colchester and Heathrow Airport London T2,3 in around 7h 59m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Southend to Bristol via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Southend to Bristol via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Southend to Bristol via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Flights from Southend to Bristol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Southend to Cardiff via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Southend to Bristol via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southend to Cardiff via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Southend to Cardiff via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Southend to Cardiff via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Southend to Bristol via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Manningtree to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Manningtree to Shenfield
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
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
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $140
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
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 Colchester to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
National Express
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
National Express

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Yes, the driving distance between Manningtree to Cardiff is 233 miles. It takes approximately 3h 52m to drive from Manningtree to Cardiff.

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easyJet, KLM, Ryanair and two other airlines offer flights from Southend Airport to Cardiff Airport.

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