There are 7 ways to get from Bristol to Harwich by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Manningtree

$97 - $166

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Bristol to Harwich 212.6 miles

$14

5 alternative options

Bus, train  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Bristol, Bus Station to Hammersmith Bridge Road 040
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Chelmsford
  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 / ...

$36 - $56

Bus  •  7 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Bristol to Reading 201
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London to Colchester 250
  3. Take the bus from Colchester Town Centre, Angel Court (Colch High St) to Harwich, Mayflower Avenue 102 / ...

$53 - $74

Drive  •  3 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Bristol to Harwich 211.7 miles

$45 - $70

Fly to Norwich, train  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Norwich (NWI) BRS - NWI
  2. Take the train from Norwich to Manningtree

$124 - $436

Fly to Southend, train  •  7 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Southend (SEN) BRS - SEN
  2. Take the train from Shenfield to Manningtree

$243 - $419

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bristol to Harwich is to rideshare which costs £10 and takes 4 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bristol to Harwich is to drive which takes 3 h 28 min and costs £30 - £50.

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The distance between Bristol and Harwich is 273 km. The road distance is 339 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 22 min to get from Bristol to Harwich, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bristol to Harwich. However, there are services departing from Bristol and arriving at Harwich, Mayflower Avenue via Three Mile Cross, Mereoak Lane - Park & Ride, Heathrow Airport London and Colchester Town Centre, Angel Court (Colch High St). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 48 min.

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What companies run services between Bristol, England and Harwich, England?

You can take a train from Bristol to Harwich via London Paddington, Lancaster Gate Underground Station, Liverpool Street Underground Station, London Liverpool Street, and Manningtree in around 4 h 22 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bristol to Harwich via Reading, Three Mile Cross, Mereoak Lane - Park & Ride, Heathrow Central Bus Station, Heathrow Airport London, Colchester, and Colchester Town Centre, Angel Court (Colch High St) in around 7 h 48 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Southend via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Flights from Bristol to Southend via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Bristol to Southend via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Bristol to Southend via Malaga
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $950
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bristol to Norwich via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Bristol to Norwich via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $420
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Bristol to Southend via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Bristol to Norwich via Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $120
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Manningtree
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Chelmsford
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Norwich to Manningtree
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Shenfield to Manningtree
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bristol, Bus Station to Hammersmith Bridge Road
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bristol to Reading
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London to Colchester
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
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 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Head Street (Colch Head St) to Harwich, Mayflower Avenue
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Angel Court (Colch High St) to Harwich, Mayflower Avenue
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Panther Travel
Phone
+44 7918 649427
Email
info@bigblackpanther.com
Website
bustimes.org.uk
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Head Street (Colch Head St) to Harwich, Mayflower Avenue
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
bustimes.org.uk
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Angel Court (Colch High St) to Harwich, Mayflower Avenue
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
bustimes.org.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Bristol to Harwich
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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