There are 6 ways to get from Brentwood to Colchester by train, bus, rideshare, taxi or car

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Train  •  34 min

  1. Take the train from Shenfield to Colchester

$14 - $21

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Rideshare  •  1 h

  1. Take the rideshare from Brentwood to Colchester 38.1 miles

$4

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Bus  •  1 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Brentwood to Colchester National Express

$7 - $11

Line 351 bus, bus  •  2 h 17 min

  1. Take the line 351 bus from Brentwood, Crown Street (The SWAN) to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) 351
  2. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn) to Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street (Colch Bus Stn) 71 / ...

$15

Taxi  •  40 min

  1. Take a taxi from Brentwood to Colchester 37.7 miles

$160 - $200

Drive  •  40 min

  1. Drive from Brentwood to Colchester 37.7 miles

$8 - $12

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The cheapest way to get from Brentwood to Colchester is to rideshare which costs £3 and takes 1 h.

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The quickest way to get from Brentwood to Colchester is to train which costs £11 - £16 and takes 34 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brentwood and arriving at Colchester. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 5 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Shenfield and arriving at Colchester. Services depart every 30 minutes. The journey takes approximately 34 min.

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The distance between Brentwood and Colchester is 32 miles. The road distance is 37.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Brentwood to Colchester without a car is to train which takes 34 min and costs £11 - £16.

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The train from Shenfield to Colchester takes 34 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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

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

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The best way to get from Brentwood to Colchester is to train which takes 34 min and costs £11 - £16. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £5 - £8 and takes 1 h 5 min.

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Map of how to get from Brentwood to Colchester.
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  • Distance: 31.8 miles
  • Duration: 34 min

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

Greater Anglia operates a train from Brentwood to Colchester every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $14 - $21 and the journey takes 34 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Brentwood to Colchester once daily. Tickets cost $7 - $11 and the journey takes 1 h 5 min.

Train operators
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.

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Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Brentwood to Colchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Brentwood, Crown Street (The SWAN) to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn) to Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street (Colch Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Website
firstgroup.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Brentwood to Colchester
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4
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blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Brentwood to Colchester
Ave. Duration
40 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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Brentwood to Colchester bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Colchester station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Brentwood to Colchester is 38 miles. It takes approximately 40 min to drive from Brentwood to Colchester.

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There are 251+ hotels available in Colchester. Prices start at $72 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Brentwood and Colchester. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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