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There are 6 ways to get from South Benfleet to Cardiff 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 41 min

  1. Take the train from Benfleet to West Ham
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central

$88 - $158

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Bus National Express  •  7 h 24 min

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

$22 - $30

4 alternative options

Bus Megabus UK  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff, Kingsway M10 / ...

$37 - $63

Drive  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Drive from South Benfleet to Cardiff 202.4 miles

$40 - $65

Fly to Cardiff  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Cardiff (CWL) SEN - CWL

$147 - $660

Fly to Bristol, train  •  7 h 7 min

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

$239 - $437

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The cheapest way to get from South Benfleet to Cardiff is to bus which costs £17 - £24 and takes 7 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from South Benfleet to Cardiff is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3 h 22 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from South Benfleet to Cardiff. However, there are services departing from South Benfleet, Kents Hill Road and arriving at Cardiff, Castle Street via Basildon and London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 24 min.

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The distance between South Benfleet and Cardiff is 162 miles. The road distance is 202.4 miles.

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The best way to get from South Benfleet to Cardiff without a car is to train which takes 3 h 41 min and costs £65 - £130.

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It takes approximately 3 h 41 min to get from South Benfleet to Cardiff, including transfers.

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South Benfleet to Cardiff bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Basildon station.

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The best way to get from South Benfleet to Cardiff is to train which takes 3 h 41 min and costs £65 - £130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £28 - £50 and takes 6 h 21 min, you could also fly, which costs £110 - £550 and takes 5 h 48 min.

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

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South Benfleet to Cardiff bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Cardiff, Castle Street station.

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Map of how to get from South Benfleet to Cardiff.
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  • Distance: 161.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 41 min

What companies run services between South Benfleet, England and Cardiff, Wales?

You can take a train from South Benfleet to Cardiff via West Ham, West Ham station, Paddington, and London Paddington in around 3 h 41 min. Alternatively, Megabus UK operates a bus from South Benfleet to Cardiff twice daily. Tickets cost $25 - $45 and the journey takes 3 h 40 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Southend to Bristol via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Southend to Bristol via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Southend to Bristol via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Flights from Southend to Bristol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Southend to Cardiff via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Southend to Bristol via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southend to Cardiff via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
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
3 h 15 min
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
6 h 5 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Southend to Bristol via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Train operators
c2c
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Train from Benfleet to West Ham
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
c2c-online.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 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $140
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
46 min
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 Basildon to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
National Express
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff, Castle Street
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
National Express

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Yes, the driving distance between South Benfleet to Cardiff is 202 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 22 min to drive from South Benfleet 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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