There are 4 ways to get from Barking to Colchester by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Colchester

$28 - $46

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Line 5 bus, bus  •  2 h 55 min

  1. Take the line 5 bus from Barking Station to Romford Market 5 / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Romford to Colchester National Express

$10 - $14

2 alternative options

Line 100 bus, bus  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Take the line 100 bus from Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station (Basil'n Bus Stn) to Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station 100 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) to Colchester Town Centre, High Street (Colch High St) 70 / ...

$26 - $29

Drive  •  57 min

  1. Drive from Barking to Colchester 51.2 miles

$11 - $16

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Barking station to Colchester. However, there are services departing from Barking Station and arriving at Colchester via London Romford. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 55 min.

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The distance between Barking and Colchester is 43 miles. The road distance is 51.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Barking to Colchester without a car is to train which takes 1 h 11 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 11 min to get from Barking to Colchester, including transfers.

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Barking to Colchester bus services, operated by London Buses, arrive at Barking Station.

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The best way to get from Barking to Colchester is to train which takes 1 h 11 min and costs . Alternatively, you can line 5 bus and bus, which costs and takes 2 h 55 min.

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Barking to Colchester bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Colchester station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barking to Colchester is 51 miles. It takes approximately 57 min to drive from Barking to Colchester.

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There are 249+ hotels available in Colchester. Prices start at $72 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Barking to Colchester.
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  • Distance: 43.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 11 min

What companies run services between Barking, England and Colchester, England?

Greater Anglia operates a train from Barking to Colchester every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $21 - $35 and the journey takes 44 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Barking to Colchester via Romford Market and London Romford in around 2 h 55 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Barking Station to Romford Market
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
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 London Romford to Colchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station (Basil'n Bus Stn) to Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) to Colchester Town Centre, High Street (Colch High St)
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Website
firstgroup.com

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