How to travel from Colchester to Cambridge

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from Colchester to Cambridge

You can get from Colchester to Cambridge by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Colchester to Cambridge on May 20 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:47AMColchester1h54 10:41AMCambridge
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08:47AMColchester1h54 10:41AMCambridge
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09:47AMColchester1h54 11:41AMCambridge
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08:55AMColchester2h50 11:45AMCambridge
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12:30PMColchester2h20 02:50PMCambridge
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Travel Information between Colchester and Cambridge

distanceDistance39 miles (63 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$32 - $59
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $32 (€28) • 2 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $59 (€53) • 1 h 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Greater Anglia

Travel 39 miles (63 km) by bus or train to Cambridge from Colchester. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 45 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $32 (€28). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are National Express or Greater Anglia among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Colchester to Cambridge.

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There are 2 travel options from Colchester to Cambridge: bus or train.

The cheapest way to get from Colchester to Cambridge is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $32 (€28) compared to other travel options to Cambridge:

Taking a bus is usually $28 (€25) less than taking a train to Cambridge, which costs on average $59 (€53) for the same trip.

The quickest way to travel to Cambridge from Colchester is by train, which takes on average 1 h 45 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Cambridge by bus can take on average 2 h 20 min.

Cambridge is approximately 39 miles (63 km) away from Colchester.

The average frequency per day from Colchester to Cambridge is:

  • 12 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Colchester and Cambridge as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Colchester to Cambridge:

  • Buses mostly depart from Colchester, East Hill / High Street and arrive in Cambridge, Railway Station (stop 9).
  • Trains most often depart from Colchester at Colchester and arrive in Cambridge at Cambridge.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Colchester to Cambridge:

  • You can go to Cambridge from Colchester by bus with National Express. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $32 (€28) with National Express from Colchester to Cambridge on Omio.
  • You can go to Cambridge from Colchester by train with Greater Anglia. You'll see cheap train tickets for $59 (€53) with Greater Anglia from Colchester to Cambridge on Omio.
Many of our customers traveling from Colchester to Cambridge don't make Cambridge their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Cambridge are London, Stansted or Oxford, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Cambridge to any of these top destinations today!

When planning your trip from Colchester to Cambridge, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost on average $32 (€28) one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average $59 (€53) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Colchester to Cambridge online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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