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.
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4 h 7 m
4 h 14 m
Trains per day
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.
|Distance||167 miles (269 km)|
|Average train duration||3 h 53 min|
|Average train ticket price||£62 (€71)|
|Train frequency||25 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 25 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Great 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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