Cheap bus tickets from London to Colchester

Showing times and prices for Jan 29

Cheapest

$16

Average

$24

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 London to Colchester will cost around $ 24 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 16.

Cheapest
04:30PMLondon2h45 07:15PMColchester
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$161One-way
2nd Cheapest
09:30AMLondon2h40 12:10PMColchester
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$191One-way
2nd Cheapest
01:00PMLondon2h50 03:50PMColchester
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$191One-way
07:30PMLondon2h40 10:10PMColchester
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$211One-way
07:00AMLondon3h15 10:15AMColchester
1 changes
$441One-way

Bus schedule from London to Colchester

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07:00AMLondon3h15 10:15AMColchester
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09:30AMLondon2h40 12:10PMColchester
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01:00PMLondon2h50 03:50PMColchester
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04:30PMLondon2h45 07:15PMColchester
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07:30PMLondon2h40 10:10PMColchester
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Sat
Jan 29
$21Greater Anglia
$15National Express
Sun
Jan 30
$21Greater Anglia
$18National Express
Mon
Jan 31
$18Greater Anglia
$11National Express
Tue
Feb 1
$18Greater Anglia
$13National Express

Bus times from London to Colchester

Showing times and prices for Jan 29

Fastest Journey

2 h 40 m

Average

2 h 50 m

Buses per day

5

Distance

83 km

Of the 5 buses that leave London for Colchester every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 83 km distance in an average of 2 h 50 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 2 h 40 m .

The slowest buses will take 3 h 15 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.

Fastest
09:30AMLondon2h40 12:10PMColchester
0 changes
$191One-way
Fastest
07:30PMLondon2h40 10:10PMColchester
0 changes
$211One-way
2nd Fastest
04:30PMLondon2h45 07:15PMColchester
0 changes
$161One-way
01:00PMLondon2h50 03:50PMColchester
0 changes
$191One-way
07:00AMLondon3h15 10:15AMColchester
1 changes
$441One-way

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Overview: Bus from London to Colchester

distanceDistance51 miles (82 km)
durationAverage bus duration2 h 40 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$14 (€12)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus companiesNational Express or Greater Anglia

Buses from London to Colchester cover the 51 miles (82 km) long route taking on average 2 h 40 min with our travel partners like National Express or Greater Anglia. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $14 (€12), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $11 (€10). Travelers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Colchester, East Hill / High Street.

Bus companies: National Express from London to Colchester

Travel from London to Colchester from $11 (€10) with Omio’s bus partners National Express! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular journey for you.

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 London - Colchester 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.

  • Average Price: $11

Read on for COVID-19 recommendations and policies for your National Express bus ticket from London to Colchester:

  • 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: Bus to Colchester from London

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FAQs

How much do cheap buses to Colchester from London cost?

Omio customers have found the cheapest buses from London to Colchester to cost as little as $11 (€10)  in the next 7 days.

How much is a bus ticket from London to Colchester?

The bus price between London and Colchester is on average $14 (€12)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this trip in the next 7 days.

How far is it from London to Colchester by bus?

You should expect to travel around 51 miles (82 km)  between London and Colchester by bus.

How long is the bus ride to Colchester from London?

The London to Colchester bus duration is on average 2 h 40 min, which is to be expected when traveling 51 miles (82 km) from London to Colchester. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.

What is the departure bus station in London and arrival bus station in Colchester?

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from London Victoria   and arriving in Colchester, East Hill / High Street.

Where is the bus station in London to go to Colchester? Where is the bus station in Colchester located?

Passengers board their bus most frequently from London Victoria and travel around 1.2 miles (2 km) from the city center to this bus station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Colchester, East Hill / High Street and need to travel approximately 0.1 miles (167 m) from the bus station to the city center in Colchester.

Which bus companies can get me from London to Colchester?

When taking a bus from London to Colchester, you can count on National Express or Greater Anglia for the best way to get you to Colchester. You can also check all possible bus companies who offer a service to Colchester from London and compare the amenities they offer before buying a bus ticket.

Can I book a direct bus from London to Colchester?

Yes, you can search for direct buses from London to Colchester on Omio with National Express, and you won’t need to transfer at another stop in between. Direct bus services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when traveling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you book your bus ticket.

What time is the earliest bus from London to Colchester? What time is the last bus from London to Colchester?

You can take the first bus from London to Colchester at 9: 30 AM. The last bus from London to Colchester that you can take departs at 7: 30 PM. Omio shows you the latest bus from London to Colchester schedule to help you book the best departure time for this route.

When should I book the London to Colchester bus for the best deals on tickets?

If you buy the London to Colchester bus within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $14 (€12). However, booking your bus ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for buses to Colchester from London. Look out for bus tickets for this trip to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.