There are 5 ways to get from Bedford to Essex by train, bus or car

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Train East Midlands Trains  •  2 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Bedford to London St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to White Notley

$33 - $65

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Bus, line 133 bus  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from St Neots, Market Square (St Neots Road) to Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) X5
  2. Take the bus from Cambridge Parkside 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

$30 - $38

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Train Thameslink  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Bedford to Farringdon
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to White Notley

$44 - $62

Line 72 bus, bus, line 5 bus, line 133 bus, line 38 bus  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Take the line 72 bus from Bedford, St Paul's Square (Corn Exchange) to Hitchin, Bancroft 72 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Hitchin, St Mary's Square to Bishop's Stortford, Interchange 386
  3. Take the line 5 bus from Bishop's Stortford, Interchange to Stansted Airport, Coach Station 5
  4. Take the line 133 bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk) 133
  5. Take the line 38 bus from Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk) to Cressing, Polecat Road (Hawbush Green) 38 / ...

$32 - $35

Drive  •  1 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Bedford to Essex 63 miles

$13 - $20

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

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Bedford station to Essex. However, there are services departing from Bedford, Bus Station (Midland Road) and arriving at Black Notley, Brain Valley Avenue via St Neots, Market Square (St Neots Road), Cambridge Parkside, Stansted Airport, Coach Station and Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 15 min.

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The distance between Bedford and Essex is 50 miles. The road distance is 63 miles.

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The best way to get from Bedford to Essex without a car is to train which takes 2 h 34 min and costs £25 - £50.

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It takes approximately 2 h 34 min to get from Bedford to Essex, including transfers.

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Bedford to Essex bus services, operated by Stagecoach in Bedford, depart from St Neots, Market Square (St Neots Road) station.

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The best way to get from Bedford to Essex is to train which takes 2 h 34 min and costs £25 - £50. Alternatively, you can bus and line 133 bus, which costs £22 - £29 and takes 4 h 15 min.

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Bedford 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 Bedford to Essex is 63 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 16 min to drive from Bedford to Essex.

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Map of how to get from Bedford to Essex.
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  • Distance: 49.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 34 min

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 34 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bedford to Essex via St Neots, Market Square (St Neots Road), Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece), Cambridge Parkside, Stansted Airport London, Stansted Airport, Coach Station, and Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk) in around 4 h 15 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
40 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 St Neots, Market Square (St Neots Road) to Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece)
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Bedford, St Paul's Square (Corn Exchange) to Hitchin, Bancroft
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cambridge Parkside to Stansted Airport London
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
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
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Richmonds Coaches
Phone
01763 848226
Email
postbox@richmonds-coaches.co.uk
Website
richmonds-coaches.co.uk
Bus from Hitchin, St Mary's Square to Bishop's Stortford, Interchange
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
richmonds-coaches.co.uk
Stephensons of Essex
Phone
01376 503050
Email
customerservices@stephensonsofessex.com
Website
stephensonsofessex.com
Bus from Bishop's Stortford, Interchange to Stansted Airport, Coach Station
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
stephensonsofessex.com
Bus from Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk) to Cressing, Polecat Road (Hawbush Green)
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
stephensonsofessex.com

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