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

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Bus, train  •  1 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station (Basil'n Bus Stn) to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) X10
  2. Take the train from Chelmsford to Colchester

$17 - $22

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Bus  •  2 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station (Basil'n Bus Stn) to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) X10
  2. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn) to Colchester Town Centre, High Street (Colch High St) 71 / ...

$16

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Train  •  1 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Basildon to West Ham
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Colchester

$32 - $51

Taxi  •  42 min

  1. Take a taxi from Basildon to Colchester 40.5 miles

$180 - $220

Drive  •  42 min

  1. Drive from Basildon to Colchester 40.5 miles

$8 - $13

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The cheapest way to get from Basildon to Colchester is to drive which costs £6 - £10 and takes 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Basildon to Colchester is to taxi which costs £130 - £170 and takes 42 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Basildon station to Colchester. However, there are services departing from Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station (Basil'n Bus Stn) and arriving at Colchester Town Centre, High Street (Colch High St) via Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 11 min.

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The distance between Basildon and Colchester is 29 miles. The road distance is 40.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Basildon to Colchester without a car is to bus and train which takes 1 h 13 min and costs £12 - £17.

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It takes approximately 1 h 13 min to get from Basildon to Colchester, including transfers.

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Basildon to Colchester bus services, operated by First in Essex, arrive at Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station (Basil'n Bus Stn).

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The best way to get from Basildon to Colchester is to train which takes 1 h 26 min and costs £24 - £40. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £12 and takes 2 h 11 min.

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Basildon to Colchester bus services, operated by First in Essex, arrive at Colchester Town Centre, High Street (Colch High St) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Basildon to Colchester is 40 miles. It takes approximately 42 min to drive from Basildon to Colchester.

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  • Distance: 29.4 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 13 min

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

You can take a train from Basildon to Colchester via West Ham, West Ham Underground Station, Stratford Underground Station, and Stratford (London) in around 1 h 26 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Basildon to Colchester via Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) and Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn) in around 2 h 11 min.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Chelmsford to Colchester
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Stratford (London) to Colchester
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
c2c
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Train from Basildon to West Ham
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Bus operators
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station (Basil'n Bus Stn) to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn) to Colchester Town Centre, High Street (Colch High St)
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Website
firstgroup.com
Other operators
Taxi from Basildon to Colchester
Ave. Duration
42 min
Estimated price
$180 - $220
A1 Taxi
Phone
+44 1245 838383
Website
a1carschelmsford.com
Fareway Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1245 355555
Website
farewaytaxisltd.com
Chelmsford Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1246 600 155
Website
chelmsfordtaxisltd.co.uk
Star Taxis
Phone
+44 1634 575656
Website
startaxismedway.co.uk
A B C Taxis
Phone
+44 1634 840840
Website
abctaxismedway.co.uk

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