How to travel from London to Colchester

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from London to Colchester

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

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To get from London to Colchester on Apr 01 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

04:30PMLondon2h45 07:15PMColchester
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10:30PMLondon2h40 01:10AMColchester
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08:12AMLondon Liverpool Street1h53 10:05AMColchester
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09:12AMLondon Liverpool Street1h53 11:05AMColchester
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Travel Information to Colchester from London

distanceDistance51 miles (82 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$11 - $17
fastestFastest modeTrain • $17 (€15) • 46 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Greater Anglia

Take a bus or train to travel 51 miles (82 km) to Colchester from London. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are National Express or Greater Anglia among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from London to Colchester.

Travel Tips: Travel from London to Colchester

Travel Tips: Travel 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 London to Colchester.

There are 2 ways to get from London to Colchester: bus or train.

The cheapest way to get from London to Colchester is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $11 (€10) compared to other travel options to Colchester:

A bus is $6 (€6) less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from London to Colchester costing on average $17 (€15).

The fastest way from London to Colchester is by train with an average journey time of 46 min.

There are alternative travel options to Colchester that can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 0 h 0 min.

The distance is approximately 51 miles (82 km) from London to Colchester.

The average frequency per day from London to Colchester is:

  • Around 88 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Colchester from London 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 when traveling from London to Colchester:

  • Most travelers who buy a train ticket from London to Colchester depart from London Victoria to Colchester.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from London to Colchester, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with National Express to go to Colchester by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find National Express London to Colchester tickets on Omio for $11 (€10).
  • Greater Anglia can get you to Colchester by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Greater Anglia from London to Colchester for $17 (€15) on Omio.

Yes, there are direct routes from London to Colchester with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find 88 direct trains a day to Colchester with Greater Anglia.

Direct services to Colchester tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your route.

Your trip from London to Colchester doesn't have to end in Colchester. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Stansted Mountfitchet, Manchester or Ipswich. If you’d like to add Stansted Mountfitchet, Manchester or Ipswich to your London to Colchester tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Colchester today!

Before traveling from London to Colchester, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket costs $11 (€10) one way on average for this journey.
  • A train ticket for this trip costs on average $17 (€15) one way.

But we recommend booking London to Colchester tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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