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from London to Colchester

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

Our recommendation

To get from London to Colchester on Jan 29 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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

Travel Information between London and Colchester

distanceDistance51 miles (82 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$20 - $25
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $20 (€17) • 2 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $25 (€21) • 46 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Greater Anglia

Travel 51 miles (82 km) by bus or train from London to Colchester. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 46 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $20 (€17). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are National Express or Greater Anglia among others. Travelers can even take a direct from London to Colchester.

Travel Tips: Travel from London to Colchester

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.

How do I go from London to Colchester?

You can travel between London and Colchester 2 different ways: bus or train.

How do I get from London to Colchester the cheapest way?

The cheapest way to travel from London to Colchester is by taking a bus with an average price of $20 (€17).

This is compared to other travel options to Colchester:

Taking a bus is usually $5 (€5) less than taking a train to Colchester, which costs on average $25 (€21) for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to travel to Colchester from London?

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 2 h 40 min.

How far is it from London to Colchester?

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

How many services a day are there between London and Colchester?

The average frequency per day from London to Colchester is:

  • 25 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from London to Colchester as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When traveling to Colchester from London, where do I depart from London and where do I arrive in Colchester?

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

  • Buses mostly leave from London, Hammersmith Bridge Road and tend to arrive in Colchester, East Hill / High Street.
  • Trains mostly depart from London Victoria and arrive in Colchester.

Who can get me from London to Colchester?

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

  • You can take a bus from London to Colchester with National Express. Cheap tickets can be found for $20 (€17) with National Express from London to Colchester.
  • You can travel to Colchester from London by train with Greater Anglia. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $25 (€21) with Greater Anglia from London to Colchester.

Where else should I travel to after my journey to Colchester from London ends?

Looking to extend your trip from London to Colchester? Many Omio customers who go from London to Colchester usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Manchester, Birmingham or Ipswich. If you're looking to explore Manchester, Birmingham or Ipswich from Colchester, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

When should I book a ticket from London to Colchester online to score the best deals?

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

  • Bus tickets cost on average $20 (€17) one way.
  • Train tickets cost $25 (€21) one way on average.

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

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