There are 5 ways to get from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Colchester by train, bus, car or towncar

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Train  •  1 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Luton Airport Parkway to Farringdon
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Colchester

$40 - $58

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Bus  •  2 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Luton Airport London to Stansted Airport London National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Stansted Airport London to Colchester National Express / ...

$16 - $27

3 alternative options

Bus, line 133 bus  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Luton Airport London to Stansted Airport London 777 / ...
  2. Take the line 133 bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk) 133
  3. Take the bus from Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk) to Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street (Colch Bus Stn) 70 / ...

$20 - $29

Drive  •  1 h 24 min

  1. Drive from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Colchester 83.8 miles

$18 - $26

Towncar  •  1 h 24 min

  1. Take a town car from London Luton Airport to Colchester 83.8 miles

$210 - $290

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Colchester. However, there are services departing from Luton Airport London and arriving at Colchester via Stansted Airport London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 59 min.

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The distance between London Luton Airport (LTN) and Colchester is 55 miles. The road distance is 83.8 miles.

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The best way to get from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Colchester without a car is to train which takes 1 h 55 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 55 min to get from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Colchester, including transfers.

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London Luton Airport (LTN) to Colchester bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Luton Airport London station.

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The best way to get from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Colchester is to train which takes 1 h 55 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 h 59 min.

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London Luton Airport (LTN) to Colchester bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Colchester station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Luton Airport (LTN) to Colchester is 84 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 24 min to drive from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Colchester.

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There are 249+ hotels available in Colchester. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Colchester.
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  • Distance: 54.9 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 55 min

What companies run services between London Luton Airport (LTN), England and Colchester, England?

You can take a train from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Colchester via Farringdon, Farringdon Underground Station, Liverpool Street Underground Station, and London Liverpool Street in around 1 h 55 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Colchester via Stansted Airport London in around 2 h 59 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Luton Airport London to Stansted Airport London
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Stansted Airport London to Colchester
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street (Colch Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk)
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk) to Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street (Colch Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk) to Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street (Colch Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Website
firstgroup.com
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from London Luton Airport to Colchester
Estimated price
$210 - $290

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