Colchester to Chelmsford bus

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Overview: Bus from Colchester to Chelmsford

distanceDistance21 miles (34 km)
durationAverage bus duration1 h 1 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$16 (€15)
changesDirect busNo
carriersBus companiesNational Express

Buses from Colchester to Chelmsford cover the 21 miles (34 km) long route taking on average 1 h 1 min with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $16 (€15), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $16 (€15). Travelers depart most frequently from Colchester and arrive in Chelmsford, Station (Stand VA).

Bus companies: National Express from Colchester to Chelmsford

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National Express

National Express is the leading bus company for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 buses a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveler in mind. All National Express buses are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most buses are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the Colchester - Chelmsford bus: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.

    Bus from Colchester to Chelmsford

    Buses from Colchester to Chelmsford depart every day, including at weekends. There are multiple departures throughout the day, covering the 20 miles between the two destinations in Essex. The journey can take anywhere from 35 minutes to 45 minutes, depending on the service selected.

    How long is the journey by bus from Colchester to Chelmsford?

    Taking buses from Colchester to Chelmsford can be as quick as 35 minutes or a little longer at 45 minutes. There are no changes required along the route, but passengers can decide which stops to get on and off at for their convenience.

    How many buses are there from Colchester to Chelmsford?

    There are up to 11 buses a day traveling between Colchester and Chelmsford, with the first buses leaving early in the morning and the last mid-afternoon. The 6:00 a.m. departure can get passengers into Chelmsford in time for the start of the working day, while the 3.55 p.m. bus arrives late in the afternoon.

    What are the departure and arrival bus stations for buses from Colchester to Chelmsford?

    Departure bus station: Passengers boarding buses from Colchester to Chelmsford can do so from a number of stops. These are the bus station, the railway station and Zingst, West. Colchester Bus Station is a 20-minute walk from the center of town and on the numbers one A, 64 and 64A bus routes. There are refreshment facilities and bathrooms at the bus station.

    Arrival bus station: Chelmsford Bus and Bus Terminal. This is a four-minute walk from the city center and is close to other transport infrastructure, such as the train station. A retail complex is attached to the bus station, offering ample facilities, including bathrooms.

    Which bus providers travel from Colchester to Chelmsford?

    Buses from Colchester to Chelmsford are operated by National Express, with multiple departures to choose from. While there is a disparity in length between some of the services, it's only about a 10 minute difference.

    National Express Colchester to Chelmsford

    National Express operates 11 buses a day from Colchester to Chelmsford, offering a number of departure times, from 6:00 a.m. until 3.55 p.m. There is no need for passengers to change buses between the two destinations in the southeast, but there are a number of stops on the route. This can be particularly convenient for anyone not wanting to get on the bus in central Colchester.

    Colchester to Chelmsford Bus: Services on board

    Everybody who buys a ticket for National Express buses from Colchester to Chelmsford is guaranteed a comfortable seat with a generous amount of legroom and individual air conditioning controls. The VUER entertainment system is provided as standard, with hours of TV and films to screen throughout the journey. There is also free WiFi and accessible USB ports near each seat. Passengers have a luggage allowance of one case measuring 75 cm x 50 cm x 32 cm or two cases no bigger than 70 cm x 45 cm x 70 cm. In total, this baggage must not weigh more than 20 kg. An additional piece of soft hand luggage measuring 45 cm x 35 cm x 20 cm or smaller is also allowed on board. Extra pieces can be transported inside the hold for a supplementary fee. Pets are not permitted on board, with the exception of assistance dogs. Bikes are welcomed if they have been folded up, dismantled into manageable pieces or wrapped in an appropriate manner; they will then be considered as one piece of luggage. The majority of National Express's buses from Colchester to Chelmsford can be accessed by disabled passengers due to lifts fitted at the front. It's best for passengers with mobility issues to contact National Express 36 hours before travel to secure their services.

    Travel Tips: Bus to Chelmsford from Colchester

    Take the bus to Chelmsford 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 Colchester to Chelmsford.
    Omio customers have found cheap bus tickets between Colchester and Chelmsford for as low as $16 (€15)  for the next 7 days.
    In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $16 (€15)  for a bus ticket from Colchester to Chelmsford.
    The distance between Colchester and Chelmsford by bus is approximately 21 miles (34 km).
    On average the Colchester to Chelmsford bus time is 1 h 1 min  covering the 21 miles (34 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

    When taking the bus from Colchester to Chelmsford, you can choose to depart from bus stations like Colchester, East Hill / High Street, Colchester, High Street (Angel Court) and Colchester, Stanwell Street. Your journey can end in bus stations such as Chelmsford, Station (Stand VA) and Chelmsford, Duke Street.

    Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Colchester   and arrive in Chelmsford, Station (Stand VA).

    Passengers board their bus most frequently from Colchester and travel around 1.9 miles (3.1 km) from the city center to this bus station.

    Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Chelmsford, Station (Stand VA) and need to travel approximately 0.1 miles (105 m) from the bus station to the city center in Chelmsford.

    Take the Colchester to Chelmsford bus with National Express. However, it's always good to check out all possible bus providers for the journey between Colchester and Chelmsford as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    You can find buses between Colchester and Chelmsford to cost on average $16 (€15) 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 Colchester to Chelmsford bus generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

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