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Overview: Bus from Manchester to Colchester

distanceDistance171 miles (275 km)
durationAverage bus duration8 h 50 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$26 (€22)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus providersNational Express

Buses from Manchester to Colchester cover the 171 miles (275 km) long journey taking on average 8 h 50 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 $22 (€18), but the average price of bus tickets is $26 (€22). Travelers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Colchester, East Hill / High Street.

Bus providers: National Express from Manchester to Colchester

Travel from Manchester to Colchester from $22 (€18) 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 Manchester - 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: $22

When purchasing your National Express bus tickets to Colchester from Manchester, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:

  • 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 Manchester

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 Manchester to Colchester.

How much do cheap buses to Colchester from Manchester cost?

Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest bus between Manchester and Colchester for the next 7 days starting from $22 (€18)  one way.

How much is a bus ticket between Manchester and Colchester?

If you’re looking to purchase your bus tickets in the next week, you can expect the Manchester to Colchester bus price to come in at an average of $26 (€22)  one way.

How far is Colchester from Manchester by bus?

The Manchester to Colchester bus distance is approximately 171 miles (275 km).

How long is a bus from Manchester to Colchester on average?

The bus time from Manchester to Colchester is on average 8 h 50 min  for the 171 miles (275 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Colchester from Manchester by bus can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

What station does the bus from Manchester to Colchester depart from? Which Colchester bus station do I come into from Manchester?

There are a few bus stations in Manchester to start your journey from including Manchester, Shudehill Interchange, Manchester, Coach Station and Manchester, Shudehill Interchange. In Colchester you have a few bus station options to choose from for your arrival including Colchester, East Hill / High Street and Colchester, Stanwell Street.

Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly   and arrive in Colchester, East Hill / High Street.

Where do I find the Manchester bus station to Colchester? Where is the Colchester bus station?

Passengers board the bus most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly, which is located around 0.4 miles (587 m) away from the city center, and they get off the bus at Colchester, East Hill / High Street, located 0.1 miles (167 m) away from the city center.

What bus providers go from Manchester to Colchester?

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

When does the first bus depart from Manchester to Colchester? When does the last bus depart from Manchester to Colchester?

You can take the first bus from Manchester to Colchester at 6: 45 AM. The last bus from Manchester to Colchester that you can take departs at 10: 00 AM. Omio shows you the latest bus from Manchester to Colchester schedule to help you book the best departure time for this route.

How far in advance should I buy a bus ticket from Manchester to Colchester to get the best deals?

You can find buses to Colchester from Manchester to cost on average $26 (€22) 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 route. You’ll see tickets for the Manchester to Colchester bus generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.