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

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Train via London St Pancras International  •  3h 10m

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

$55 - $84

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Train  •  3h 33m

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

$56 - $81

Bus  •  6h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Bedford, Bus Station to Cambridge, Parkside X5
  2. Take the bus from Stansted Airport London to Colchester 250 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street to Harwich, Mayflower Avenue 102 / ...

Train, bus  •  7h 41m

  1. Take the train from Bedford to St Albans City
  2. Take the bus from St Albans City station to Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station 724
  3. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station to Colchester Town Centre, High Street 70 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Colchester Town Centre, The George to Harwich, Mayflower Avenue 102 / ...

Drive  •  1h 49m

  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 1h 49m.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Bedford station to Harwich. However, there are services departing from Bedford, Bus Station and arriving at Harwich, Mayflower Avenue via Cambridge Parkside, Stansted Airport London and Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 29m.

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The distance between Bedford and Harwich is 76 miles. The road distance is 95.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Bedford to Harwich without a car is to train which takes 3h 10m and costs £40 - £65.

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

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Bedford to Harwich bus services, operated by Stagecoach in Bedford, arrive at Bedford, Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Bedford to Harwich is to train which takes 3h 10m and costs £40 - £65. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6h 29m.

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Bedford to Harwich bus services, operated by First in Essex, arrive at Harwich, Mayflower Avenue station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bedford to Harwich is 96 miles. It takes approximately 1h 49m to drive from Bedford to Harwich.

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Map of how to get from Bedford to Harwich.
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  • Distance: 76 miles
  • Duration: 3h 10m

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 station, Liverpool Street station, London Liverpool Street, and Manningtree in around 3h 10m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bedford to Harwich via Cambridge Parkside, Stansted Airport London, and Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street in around 6h 29m.

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
37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $17
Off-Peak Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Bedford to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Bedford to City Thameslink
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Bedford to St Albans City
Ave. Duration
37m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Bus operators
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Bedford, Bus Station to Cambridge, Parkside
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Website
Stagecoach in Bedford
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 Stansted Airport London to Colchester
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
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 Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street to Harwich, Mayflower Avenue
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
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
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, The George to Harwich, Mayflower Avenue
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
firstgroup.com
Panther Travel
Phone
+44 7918 649427
Email
info@bigblackpanther.com
Website
bustimes.org.uk
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street to Harwich, Mayflower Avenue
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
bustimes.org.uk
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, The George to Harwich, Mayflower Avenue
Ave. Duration
58m
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
bustimes.org.uk
Green Line
Phone
0344 801 7261
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from St Albans City station to Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
greenline.co.uk

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