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There are 5 ways to get from Basildon to Brightlingsea by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train, line 62 bus  •  2h 46m

  1. Take the train from Basildon to West Ham
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Colchester
  3. Take the line 62 bus from Colchester, Railway Station Layby to Brightlingsea, Victoria Place 62

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Line 100 bus, bus, line 62 bus  •  4h 24m

  1. Take the line 100 bus from Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station 100 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station to Colchester Town Centre, High Street 71 / ...
  3. Take the line 62 bus from Colchester Town Centre, The George to Brightlingsea, Victoria Place 62

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Line 100 bus, line 62 bus  •  2h 47m

  1. Take the line 100 bus from Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station 100 / ...
  2. Take the line 62 bus from Colchester station to Brightlingsea, Victoria Place 62

Taxi  •  56 min

  1. Take a taxi from Basildon to Brightlingsea 49.4 miles

Drive  •  56 min

  1. Drive from Basildon to Brightlingsea 49.4 miles

Basildon to Brightlingsea by train and bus

The journey time between Basildon and Brightlingsea is around 2h 50m and covers a distance of around 83 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 37 min. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 27m. Operated by c2c, Dockland Light Railway (DLR), Greater Anglia and others, the Basildon to Brightlingsea service departs from Basildon and arrives in Brightlingsea, Victoria Place. Typically 110 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
2h 13m
Layover time:
37 min
Total time:
2h 50m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
2h 27m
Journey distance:
83 miles
Services per week:
110
Cheapest price:
£31
Carbon emissions:
8 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
04:53
Last service departs at:
23:25

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Basildon to Brightlingsea train and bus schedules

Departing Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Basildon → Brightlingsea
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Brightlingsea is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Brightlingsea is subject to regional advice.

The social distance requirement in Brightlingsea is 1 metre.

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The most affordable way to get from Basildon to Brightlingsea is to drive, which costs £7 - £12 and takes 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Basildon to Brightlingsea is to taxi which costs £100 - £130 and takes 56 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Basildon station to Brightlingsea. However, there are services departing from Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station and arriving at Brightlingsea, Victoria Place via Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station and Colchester Town Centre, The George. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 24m.

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The distance between Basildon and Brightlingsea is 30 miles. The road distance is 49.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Basildon to Brightlingsea without a car is to train and line 62 bus which takes 2h 46m and costs £30 - £50.

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It takes approximately 2h 46m to get from Basildon to Brightlingsea, including transfers.

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Basildon to Brightlingsea bus services, operated by First, depart from Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station.

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Basildon to Brightlingsea bus services, operated by First, arrive at Brightlingsea, Victoria Place station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Basildon to Brightlingsea is 49 miles. It takes approximately 56 min to drive from Basildon to Brightlingsea.

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  • Distance: 29.7 miles
  • Duration: 2h 46m

What companies run services between Basildon, England and Brightlingsea, England?

You can take a bus from Basildon to Brightlingsea via Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station, Chelmsford, Colchester, and Colchester station in around 2h 47m.

Train operators
Bus operators
First
Phone
+44 (0)1224 650100
Website
firstbus.co.uk
Bus from Colchester, Railway Station Layby to Brightlingsea, Victoria Place
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
First
Bus from Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
First
Bus from Colchester station to Brightlingsea, Victoria Place
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
First
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station to Colchester Town Centre, High Street
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
First
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, The George to Brightlingsea, Victoria Place
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
First
Other operators
Taxi from Basildon to Brightlingsea
Ave. Duration
56 min
Estimated price
£100 - £130
Laindon Taxis
Phone
+44 1268 350 340
Website
laindontaxis.co.uk
Basildon Taxi Cabs
Phone
+44 1268 288 473
Ace Taxis
Phone
+44 1268 532 532
Website
acetaxi.cab

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