There are 4 ways to get from Braintree to Colchester by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus  •  30 min

  1. Take the bus from Braintree to Colchester National Express / ...

$5 - $9

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Train  •  39 min

  1. Take the train from Braintree to Witham (Essex)
  2. Take the train from Witham (Essex) to Colchester

$9 - $14

Taxi  •  23 min

  1. Take a taxi from Braintree to Colchester 17.4 miles

$75 - $95

Drive  •  23 min

  1. Drive from Braintree to Colchester 17.4 miles

$3 - $6

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Braintree and arriving at Colchester. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Braintree to Colchester. However, there are services departing from Braintree and arriving at Colchester via Witham (Essex). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 39 min.

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The distance between Braintree and Colchester is 15 miles. The road distance is 17.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Braintree to Colchester without a car is to bus which takes 30 min and costs .

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The bus from Braintree to Colchester takes 30 min including transfers and departs every two hours.

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Braintree to Colchester bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Braintree station.

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Braintree to Colchester train services, operated by Greater Anglia, depart from Braintree station.

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The best way to get from Braintree to Colchester is to bus which takes 30 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 39 min.

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Braintree to Colchester bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Colchester station.

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Braintree to Colchester train services, operated by Greater Anglia, arrive at Colchester station.

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Map of how to get from Braintree to Colchester.
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  • Distance: 15.1 miles
  • Duration: 30 min

What companies run services between Braintree, England and Colchester, England?

National Express operates a bus from Braintree to Colchester every 2 hours. Tickets cost $6 - $9 and the journey takes 30 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, you can take a train from Braintree to Colchester via Witham (Essex) in around 39 min.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Braintree to Witham (Essex)
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Witham (Essex) to Colchester
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
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 Braintree to Colchester
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
nationalexpress.com
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Braintree, Tesco Store (Braint Marks Fm) to Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street (Colch Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Website
firstgroup.com
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.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
Other operators
Taxi from Braintree to Colchester
Ave. Duration
23 min
Estimated price
$75 - $95
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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Yes, the driving distance between Braintree to Colchester is 17 miles. It takes approximately 23 min to drive from Braintree to Colchester.

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