There are 3 ways to get from Basingstoke to Essex by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Basingstoke to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to White Notley

$38 - $56

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Bus, line 133 bus  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Basingstoke, Railway Station to Heathrow Central Bus Station 033 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Stansted Airport London 727
  3. Take the line 133 bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk) 133

$40 - $49

Drive  •  1 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Basingstoke to Essex 114.1 miles

$24 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Basingstoke to Essex is to drive which costs £18 - £27 and takes 1 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Basingstoke to Essex is to drive which costs £18 - £27 and takes 1 h 54 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Basingstoke station to Essex. However, there are services departing from Basingstoke, Railway Station and arriving at Black Notley, Brain Valley Avenue via Heathrow Airport London T2,3, Stansted Airport, Coach Station and Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 26 min.

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The distance between Basingstoke and Essex is 82 miles. The road distance is 114.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Basingstoke to Essex without a car is to train which takes 2 h 39 min and costs £28 - £45.

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It takes approximately 2 h 39 min to get from Basingstoke to Essex, including transfers.

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Basingstoke to Essex bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Basingstoke, Railway Station.

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The best way to get from Basingstoke to Essex is to train which takes 2 h 39 min and costs £28 - £45. Alternatively, you can bus and line 133 bus, which costs £30 - £40 and takes 4 h 26 min.

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Basingstoke to Essex bus services, operated by Arriva UK, arrive at Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Basingstoke to Essex is 114 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 54 min to drive from Basingstoke to Essex.

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There are 203+ hotels available in Essex. Prices start at $72 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 82.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 39 min

What companies run services between Basingstoke, England and Essex, England?

You can take a train from Basingstoke to Essex via London Waterloo, Waterloo Underground Station, Stratford Underground Station, and Stratford (London) in around 2 h 39 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Basingstoke to Essex via Heathrow Central Bus Station, Heathrow Airport London T2,3, Stansted Airport London, Stansted Airport, Coach Station, and Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk) in around 4 h 26 min.

Train operators
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.

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Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Basingstoke, Railway Station to Heathrow Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Stansted Airport London
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $24
Website
nationalexpress.com
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk)
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
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arrivabus.co.uk

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