There are 5 ways to get from Bedford to Harwich 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 via London St Pancras International  •  3 h 11 min

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

$44 - $84

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 18 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 bus from Cambridge Parkside to Stansted Airport London 727 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) to Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street (Colch Bus Stn) 250
  5. Take the bus from Colchester Town Centre, Angel Court (Colch High St) to Harwich, Mayflower Avenue 102 / ...

$39 - $50

3 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 25 min

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

$55 - $81

Train, bus  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Bedford to St Albans City
  2. Take the bus from St Albans City Railway Station to Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn) 724
  3. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn) to Colchester Town Centre, Head Street (Colch Head St) 71 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Colchester Town Centre, Head Street (Colch Head St) to Harwich, Mayflower Avenue 102 / ...

$48 - $56

Drive  •  1 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Bedford to Harwich 95.5 miles

$20 - $30

Questions & Answers

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

More details

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

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Bedford station to Harwich. However, there are services departing from Bedford, Bus Station (Midland Road) and arriving at Harwich, Mayflower Avenue via St Neots, Market Square (St Neots Road), Cambridge Parkside, Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) and Colchester Town Centre, Angel Court (Colch High St). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 18 min.

More details

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

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Bedford to Harwich without a car is to train which takes 3 h 11 min and costs £30 - £65.

More details

It takes approximately 3 h 11 min to get from Bedford to Harwich, including transfers.

More details

Bedford to Harwich bus services, operated by Stagecoach in Bedford, arrive at Bedford, Bus Station (Midland Road).

More details

The best way to get from Bedford to Harwich is to train which takes 3 h 11 min and costs £30 - £65. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £29 - £40 and takes 6 h 18 min.

Mode details

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

More details

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

Get driving directions

There are 235+ hotels available in Harwich. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

More details

Map of how to get from Bedford to Harwich.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 76 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 11 min

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 11 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bedford to Harwich via St Neots, Market Square (St Neots Road), Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece), Cambridge Parkside, Stansted Airport London, Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt), Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street (Colch Bus Stn), and Colchester Town Centre, Angel Court (Colch High St) in around 6 h 18 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
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Bedford to Farringdon
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Bedford to St Albans City
Ave. Duration
37 min
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 (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

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
Bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) to Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street (Colch Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Angel Court (Colch High St) to Harwich, Mayflower Avenue
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn) to Colchester Town Centre, Head Street (Colch Head St)
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Head Street (Colch Head St) to Harwich, Mayflower Avenue
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Website
firstgroup.com
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
bustimes.org.uk
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Head Street (Colch Head St) to Harwich, Mayflower Avenue
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
bustimes.org.uk
Green Line (operated by Arriva)
Phone
0344 801 7261
Email
greenline.customerservices@googlemail.com
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from St Albans City Railway Station to Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
Green Line
Book at
Green Line (Arriva)

Want to know more about travelling around United Kingdom

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.