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

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Line 100 bus, train  •  1h 22m

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

$10 - $15

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Train  •  1h 29m

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

$32 - $46

Line 100 bus, bus  •  2h 46m

  1. Take the line 100 bus from Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station to Chelmsford City Centre, station 100 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station to Colchester Town Centre, High Street 70 / ...

Taxi  •  42m

  1. Take a taxi from Basildon to Colchester 40.5 miles

$170 - $220

Drive  •  42m

  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 42m.

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

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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 and arriving at Colchester Town Centre, High Street via Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 46m.

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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 line 100 bus and train which takes 1h 22m and costs £8 - £12.

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It takes approximately 1h 22m 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.

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The best way to get from Basildon to Colchester is to train which takes 1h 29m and costs £24 - £35. Alternatively, you can line 100 bus and bus, which costs and takes 2h 46m.

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

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

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  • Distance: 29.4 miles
  • Duration: 1h 22m

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

You can take a train from Basildon to Colchester via West Ham, West Ham station, Stratford station, and Stratford (London) in around 1h 29m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Basildon to Colchester via Chelmsford City Centre, station and Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station in around 2h 46m.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Chelmsford to Colchester
Ave. Duration
18m
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
43m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
c2c
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Train from Basildon to West Ham
Ave. Duration
25m
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 to Chelmsford City Centre, station
Ave. Duration
52m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station to Colchester Town Centre, High Street
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Website
firstgroup.com
Other operators
Taxi from Basildon to Colchester
Ave. Duration
42m
Estimated price
$170 - $220
Fareway Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1245 355555
Website
farewaytaxisltd.com
Chelmsford Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1246 600 155
Website
chelmsfordtaxisltd.co.uk
A1 Taxi
Phone
+44 1245 838383
Website
a1carschelmsford.com
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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