Cheap train tickets from Cardiff to Southend-on-Sea

Showing times and prices for 22 May

Cheapest

£54

Average

£57

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Cardiff to Southend-on-Sea will cost around £ 57 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 54.

Great Western Railway
09:16Cardiff4h21 13:37Southend-on-Sea
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£541One-way
Great Western Railway
12:20Cardiff4h07 16:27Southend-on-Sea
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£611One-way

Train schedule Cardiff to Southend-on-Sea

Showing trains for tomorrow, Sun, 22 May
Great Western Railway
09:16Cardiff4h21 13:37Southend-on-Sea
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Great Western Railway
12:20Cardiff4h07 16:27Southend-on-Sea
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Sun
22 May
£54Great Western Railway
Mon
23 May
£62Great Western Railway
Tue
24 May
£65Great Western Railway
Wed
25 May
£66Great Western Railway
Thu
26 May
£56Great Western Railway
Fri
27 May
£49Great Western Railway

Fastest train times from Cardiff to Southend-on-Sea

Showing times and prices for 22 May

Fastest Journey

4 h 7 m

Average

4 h 14 m

Trains per day

2

Distance

270 km

Of the 2 trains that leave Cardiff for Southend-on-Sea every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 270 km distance in an average of 4 h 14 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 4 h 7 m .

The slowest trains will take 4 h 21 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Great Western Railway
12:20Cardiff4h07 16:27Southend-on-Sea
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£611One-way
Great Western Railway
09:16Cardiff4h21 13:37Southend-on-Sea
0 changes
£541One-way

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Overview: Train from Cardiff to Southend-on-Sea

distanceDistance167 miles (269 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 53 min
priceAverage train ticket price£62 (€71)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersGreat Western Railway

Trains from Cardiff to Southend-on-Sea cover the 167 miles (269 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 53 min with our travel partners like Great Western Railway. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £45, but the average price of train tickets is £62.

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FAQs

How much do cheap train tickets to Southend-on-Sea from Cardiff cost?

You can find a cheap train from Cardiff to Southend-on-Sea for some dates and times for as low as £45  one way in the next 7 days.

What is the average cost of a train from Cardiff to Southend-on-Sea?

If you are looking to purchase your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Cardiff to Southend-on-Sea train to cost on average £62  one way.

What is the distance between Cardiff and Southend-on-Sea by train?

The train distance from Cardiff to Southend-on-Sea is around 167 miles (269 km).

What is the average Cardiff to Southend-on-Sea train duration?

The Cardiff to Southend-on-Sea train duration is on average 3 h 53 min, which is to be expected when travelling 167 miles (269 km) between Cardiff and Southend-on-Sea. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.

What train companies offer a service to Southend-on-Sea from Cardiff?

When taking a train from Cardiff to Southend-on-Sea, you can count on Great Western Railway for the best way to get you to Southend-on-Sea. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service between Cardiff and Southend-on-Sea and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.

How many train services per day are there to Southend-on-Sea from Cardiff?

On average, there are 25 trains a day from Cardiff to Southend-on-Sea. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

When can I take the first train from Cardiff to Southend-on-Sea? When can I take the last train for the day?

The earliest train for this route departs from Cardiff at 08: 51. The last train leaves from Cardiff at 12: 20. Check Omio for the latest train timetable from Cardiff to Southend-on-Sea and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.

How early should I purchase Cardiff to Southend-on-Sea train tickets to get the best deals?

If you book Cardiff to Southend-on-Sea train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £62. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains from Cardiff to Southend-on-Sea. Look out for train tickets for this trip to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Cardiff
Southend-on-Sea
The major railway station for departures from Cardiff is Cardiff Central. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Cardiff Central for your trip from Cardiff to Southend-on-Sea.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sat: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sun: 07: 30 - 21: 30
Public transport options for Cardiff Central
Commuter rail lines: City Line, Rhondda Line, Rhymney Line, Valley Line, South Wales Main Line
Train lines: Transport for Wales, CrossCountry, Great Western Railway