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

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Recommended option

Train via London St Pancras International  •  3 h 10 min

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

$45 - $85

Cheapest option

Line 71 bus, bus  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Take the line 71 bus from Bedford, St John's Street (Rope Walk) to Hitchin, Bancroft 71 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Hitchin, St Mary's Square to Stansted Airport, Coach Station 777
  3. Take the bus from Stansted Airport London to Colchester 250
  4. Take the bus from Colchester Town Centre, Angel Court (Colch High St) to Harwich, Mayflower Avenue 102 / ...

$29 - $45

3 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 26 min

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

$57 - $82

Bus, line 13 bus, line 236 bus, line 754 bus  •  7 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Bedford, Bus Station (Midland Road) to St Neots, Market Square (St Neots Road) X5
  2. Take the bus from St Neots, Market Square (St Neots Road) to Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) X5
  3. Take the line 13 bus from Cambridge, Gonville Place (Parker's Piece) to Haverhill, Bus Station 13 / ...
  4. Take the line 236 bus from Haverhill, Bus Station to Sudbury, Bus Station 236
  5. Take the line 754 bus from Sudbury, Bus Station to Colchester Town Centre, High Street (Colch High St) 754
  6. Take the bus from Colchester Town Centre, Angel Court (Colch High St) to Harwich, Mayflower Avenue 102 / ...

$43 - $47

Drive  •  1 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Bedford to Harwich 95.5 miles

$20 - $30

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The cheapest way to get from Bedford to Harwich is to drive which costs £15 - £23 and takes 1 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bedford to Harwich is to drive which takes 1 h 49 min and costs £15 - £23.

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The distance between Bedford and Harwich is 122 km. The road distance is 153 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 10 min to get from Bedford to Harwich, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bedford to Harwich. However, there are services departing from Bedford, St John's Street (Rope Walk) and arriving at Harwich, Mayflower Avenue via Hitchin, St Mary's Square, Stansted Airport London and Colchester Town Centre, Angel Court (Colch High St). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 39 min.

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

You can take a train from Bedford to Harwich via London St Pancras International, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, Liverpool Street Underground Station, London Liverpool Street, and Manningtree in around 3 h 10 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bedford to Harwich via Hitchin, Bancroft, Hitchin, St Mary's Square, Stansted Airport, Coach Station, Stansted Airport London, Colchester, and Colchester Town Centre, Angel Court (Colch High St) in around 6 h 39 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
38 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
Bus from Bedford, Bus Station (Midland Road) to St Neots, Market Square (St Neots Road)
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
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
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Hitchin, St Mary's Square to Stansted Airport, Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Stansted Airport London to Colchester
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Angel Court (Colch High St) to Harwich, Mayflower Avenue
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Panther Travel
Phone
+44 7918 649427
Email
info@bigblackpanther.com
Website
bustimes.org.uk
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Angel Court (Colch High St) to Harwich, Mayflower Avenue
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
bustimes.org.uk
Stagecoach in Cambridge
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cambridge, Gonville Place (Parker's Piece) to Haverhill, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Beestons
Website
beestons.co.uk
Bus from Haverhill, Bus Station to Sudbury, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
beestons.co.uk
Chambers
Bus from Sudbury, Bus Station to Colchester Town Centre, High Street (Colch High St)
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7

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