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Bus Information between Bristol and Colchester

distanceDistance153 miles (246 km)
durationAverage bus duration6 h 20 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$24 (€19)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus companiesNational Express

Buses from Bristol to Colchester cover the 153 miles (246 km) long journey taking on average 6 h 20 min with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct bus services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this trip for as low as $21 (€17), but the average price of bus tickets is $24 (€19). Travelers depart most frequently from Bristol Temple Meads and arrive in Colchester, East Hill / High Street.

Bus companies

Bus from Bristol to Colchester with National Express

Buy your official National Express bus tickets from Bristol to Colchester from $21 (€17) with Omio. Find bus times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most affordable route.

National Express

If you’re thinking of taking a bus from Bristol to Colchester, you can enjoy a comfortable journey at a budget-friendly price with National Express. National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance bus company offering hundreds of routes to towns and cities across the UK, including routes to and from major airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol. On a National Express bus, you can expect to travel 153 miles (246 km) between Bristol and Colchester and pay as low as $21 (€17) if you book in advance.

All National Express buses have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most buses come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your bus between Bristol and Colchester, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Check the National Express bus schedule from Bristol to Colchester, select your preferred ticket type, and book your cheap bus tickets on Omio today!

Operator ticket policies for COVID

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
    • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
    • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
    • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
    • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

Travel Tips

Buses from Bristol to Colchester
Take the bus to Colchester easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Bristol to Colchester.
How much do cheap buses between Bristol and Colchester cost?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Bristol to Colchester buses for as little as $21 (€17)  in the next 7 days.
How much is the bus to Colchester from Bristol on average?
The bus price between Bristol and Colchester is on average $24 (€19)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this route in the next 7 days.
How far is Bristol to Colchester by bus?
When traveling this route you should expect the distance from Bristol to Colchester by bus to be approximately 153 miles (246 km).
How long is the bus to Colchester from Bristol?
On average the Bristol to Colchester bus travel time is 6 h 20 min  for the 153 miles (246 km) long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
What bus station in Bristol goes to Colchester? What bus station do I come into Colchester from Bristol?

When taking the bus to Colchester from Bristol, you can choose to depart from bus stations like Bristol, City Centre, Bristol, Bus & Coach Station (Marlborough St) and Bristol, The Centre (c9). Your route can end in bus stations such as Colchester, East Hill / High Street and Colchester, Stanwell Street.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Bristol Temple Meads   and arrive in Colchester, East Hill / High Street.

Where is the bus station in Bristol? Where is the bus station in Colchester?

You can find the most popular departure bus station for this journey, Bristol Temple Meads, located approximately 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center of Bristol. The most popular arrival bus station in Colchester, called Colchester, East Hill / High Street, is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from its city center.

Which bus companies can get me from Bristol to Colchester?
For the best Bristol to Colchester bus to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with National Express. However, it's always good to check all possible bus providers with services to Colchester from Bristol to compare what amenities they may offer.
What are the first and last departure bus times from Bristol to Colchester?
You can take the first bus from Bristol to Colchester at 7: 30 AM. The last bus from Bristol to Colchester that you can take departs at 8: 30 AM. Omio shows you the latest bus from Bristol to Colchester schedule to help you book the best departure time for this journey.
How early should I book bus tickets from Bristol to Colchester to score the best deals?
You can find buses from Bristol to Colchester to cost on average $24 (€19) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying bus tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your trip. You’ll see tickets for the Bristol to Colchester bus generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey