There are 4 ways to get from Bedford to Essex by train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train East Midlands Trains  •  2 h 32 min

$34 - $66

Cheapest option

Line 71 bus, bus, line 133 bus  •  4 h 16 min

  1. 71 / ...
  2. 777
  3. 133

$25 - $37

2 alternative options

Train Thameslink  •  2 h 49 min

$45 - $92

Drive  •  1 h 16 min

  1. 63 miles

$13 - $20

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

You can take a train from Bedford to Essex via London St Pancras International, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, Liverpool Street Underground Station, and London Liverpool Street in around 2 h 32 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bedford to Essex via Hitchin, Bancroft, Hitchin, St Mary's Square, Stansted Airport, Coach Station, and Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk) in around 4 h 16 min.

Train operators
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Bedford to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $17
Off-Peak Single
$23 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Bus operators
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Bedford, St John's Street (Rope Walk) to Hitchin, Bancroft
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
National Express
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 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Bedford and Essex is 79 km. The road distance is 101 km.

The cheapest way to get from Bedford to Essex is to drive which costs £10 - £15 and takes 1 h 16 min.

The quickest way to get from Bedford to Essex is to drive which takes 1 h 16 min and costs £10 - £15.

No, there is no direct bus from Bedford to Essex. However, there are services departing from Bedford, St John's Street (Rope Walk) and arriving at Black Notley, Brain Valley Avenue via Hitchin, St Mary's Square, Stansted Airport, Coach Station and Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 16 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 32 min to get from Bedford to Essex, including transfers.