There are 5 ways to get from Bishop's Stortford to Colchester by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  1 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Bishops Stortford to London Liverpool Street Stansted Express
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Colchester

$46 - $58

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Line 510 bus, bus  •  2 h 16 min

  1. Take the line 510 bus from Bishop's Stortford, The Causeway to Stansted Airport, Coach Station 510
  2. Take the bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) to Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street (Colch Bus Stn) 250 / ...

$13 - $21

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Line 133 bus, bus  •  2 h 32 min

  1. Take the line 133 bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk) 133
  2. Take the bus from Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk) to Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street (Colch Bus Stn) 70 / ...

$15 - $23

Taxi  •  42 min

  1. Take a taxi from Bishop's Stortford to Colchester 36.4 miles

$160 - $200

Drive  •  42 min

  1. Drive from Bishop's Stortford to Colchester 36.4 miles

$7 - $12

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The cheapest way to get from Bishop's Stortford to Colchester is to drive which costs £6 - £9 and takes 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bishop's Stortford to Colchester is to taxi which costs £120 - £150 and takes 42 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bishop's Stortford to Colchester. However, there are services departing from Bishop's Stortford, The Causeway and arriving at Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street (Colch Bus Stn) via Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 16 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bishop's Stortford to Colchester. However, there are services departing from Bishops Stortford and arriving at Colchester via London Liverpool Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 48 min.

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The distance between Bishop's Stortford and Colchester is 32 miles. The road distance is 36.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Bishop's Stortford to Colchester without a car is to train which takes 1 h 48 min and costs £35 - £45.

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It takes approximately 1 h 48 min to get from Bishop's Stortford to Colchester, including transfers.

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Bishop's Stortford to Colchester bus services, operated by Arriva UK, depart from Bishop's Stortford, The Causeway station.

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Bishop's Stortford to Colchester train services, operated by Stansted Express, depart from Bishops Stortford station.

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The best way to get from Bishop's Stortford to Colchester is to train which takes 1 h 48 min and costs £35 - £45. Alternatively, you can line 510 bus and bus, which costs £10 - £16 and takes 2 h 16 min.

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  • Distance: 32 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 48 min

What companies run services between Bishop's Stortford, England and Colchester, England?

You can take a train from Bishop's Stortford to Colchester via London Liverpool Street in around 1 h 48 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bishop's Stortford to Colchester via Stansted Airport, Coach Station and Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) in around 2 h 16 min.

Train operators
Stansted Express
Website
stanstedexpress.com
Train from Bishops Stortford to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
stanstedexpress.com
Standard
$24
First
$38
Business
$35
Bus operators
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Bishop's Stortford, The Causeway to Stansted Airport, Coach Station
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.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
Bus from Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk) to Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street (Colch Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
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, 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 Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk) to Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street (Colch Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Website
firstgroup.com
Other operators
Taxi from Bishop's Stortford to Colchester
Ave. Duration
42 min
Estimated price
$160 - $200
A1 Taxi
Phone
+44 1245 838383
Website
a1carschelmsford.com
Fareway Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1245 355555
Website
farewaytaxisltd.com
Chelmsford Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1246 600 155
Website
chelmsfordtaxisltd.co.uk

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Bishop's Stortford to Colchester bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street (Colch Bus Stn) station.

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Bishop's Stortford to Colchester train services, operated by Greater Anglia, arrive at Colchester station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bishop's Stortford to Colchester is 36 miles. It takes approximately 42 min to drive from Bishop's Stortford to Colchester.

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