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There are 10 ways to get from Alphen aan den Rijn to Colchester by train, car ferry, car, car train, plane or bus

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Train  •  6h 29m

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Colchester

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Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to London Stansted, bus  •  5h 29m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to London Stansted (STN) AMS - STN
  2. Take the bus from Stansted Airport London to Colchester East Hill/High Street

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Car ferry  •  10h 58m

  1. Take the car ferry from Hook of Holland to Harwich

Drive, car ferry  •  6h 57m

  1. Drive from Alphen aan den Rijn to Calais
  2. Take the car ferry from Calais to Dover
  3. Drive from Dover to Colchester

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  5h 55m

  1. Drive from Alphen aan den Rijn to Calais-Fréthun
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
  3. Drive from Folkestone to Colchester

Train, train to Rotterdam, fly to London City  •  4h 27m

  1. Take the train from Alphen a/d Rijn to Gouda
  2. Take the train from Gouda to Rotterdam Centraal
  3. Fly from Rotterdam (RTM) to London City (LCY) RTM - LCY
  4. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Colchester

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Norwich, train  •  4h 4m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Norwich (NWI) AMS - NWI
  2. Take the train from Norwich to Colchester

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to London City, train  •  4h 54m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to London City (LCY) AMS - LCY
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Colchester

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to London Heathrow, train  •  5h 45m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to London Heathrow (LHR) AMS - LHR
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Colchester

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to London Luton, train  •  6h

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to London Luton (LTN) AMS - LTN
  2. Take the train from Luton to Farringdon
  3. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Colchester

Alphen aan den Rijn to Colchester by train and subway

The journey time between Alphen aan den Rijn and Colchester is around 5h 53m and covers a distance of around 399 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 39 min. The fastest journey normally takes 5h 48m. Operated by Connexxion, Dutch Railways (NS), Eurostar and others, the Alphen aan den Rijn to Colchester service departs from Alphen a/d Rijn and arrives in Colchester. Typically seven services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
5h 13m
Layover time:
39 min
Total time:
5h 53m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
5h 48m
Journey distance:
399 miles
Services per week:
7
Cheapest price:
£134
Carbon emissions:
33 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
13:09
Last service departs at:
13:24

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Alphen aan den Rijn to Colchester train and subway schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Alphen aan den Rijn to Colchester is to fly and bus which costs €50 - €180 and takes 5h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Alphen aan den Rijn to Colchester is to fly and train which costs €120 - €600 and takes 4h 4m.

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No, there is no direct train from Alphen aan den Rijn to Colchester. However, there are services departing from Alphen a/d Rijn and arriving at Colchester via Gouda, Rotterdam Centraal, King's Cross St. Pancras station and London Liverpool Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 29m.

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It is approximately 161 miles to get from Alphen aan den Rijn to Colchester.

The best way to get from Alphen aan den Rijn to Colchester without a car is to train which takes 6h 29m and costs €150 - €420.

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It takes approximately 6h 29m to get from Alphen aan den Rijn to Colchester, including transfers.

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Alphen aan den Rijn to Colchester train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from Rotterdam Centraal station.

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The quickest flight from Rotterdam Airport to London City Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Colchester is 1h behind Alphen aan den Rijn. It is currently 8:27 AM in Alphen aan den Rijn and 7:27 AM in Colchester.

Alphen aan den Rijn to Colchester train services, operated by Greater Anglia, arrive at Colchester station.

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Map of how to get from Alphen aan den Rijn to Colchester.
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  • Distance: 161.3 miles
  • Duration: 6h 29m

What companies run services between Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands and Colchester, England?

You can take a train from Alphen aan den Rijn to Colchester via Gouda, Rotterdam Centraal, London St Pancras Eurostar, King's Cross St. Pancras station, Liverpool Street station, and London Liverpool Street in around 6h 29m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Rotterdam to London City
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£95 - £440
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £130
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £260
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Norwich
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£110 - £380
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£65 - £240
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £250
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £50
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£65 - £80
Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Colchester
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£22 - £35
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Stratford (London) to Colchester
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£20 - £30
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Norwich to Colchester
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£27 - £40
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Liverpool Street to Colchester
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£23 - £28
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£23 - £28
Train from Stratford (London) to Colchester
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£21 - £26
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£21 - £26
Train from Luton to Farringdon
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£14 - £18
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£14 - £18
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£131
Website
Eurotunnel
Connexxion
Phone
0900 - 266 63 99
Website
connexxion.nl
Train from Alphen a/d Rijn to Gouda
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£3 - £4
Website
Connexxion
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Gouda to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£7 - £17
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
£7 - £10
1st Class
£11 - £17
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 Stansted Airport London to Colchester East Hill/High Street
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
National Express
Ferry operators

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