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Recommended option

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

$47 - $59

Cheapest option

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 London to Colchester National Express / ...

$14 - $21

3 alternative options

Line 133 bus, line 70 bus  •  2 h 44 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 line 70 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

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 London 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
$39
Business
$36
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 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
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 30 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, Osborne Street (Colch Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Bishop's Stortford and Colchester is 51 km. The road distance is 58 km.

The cheapest way to get from Bishop's Stortford to Colchester is to drive which costs £5 - £9 and takes 42 min.

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

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.

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 via Stansted Airport London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 16 min.

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