There are 5 ways to get from Bristol to Harwich by train, bus, rideshare or car

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 20 min

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

$97 - $165

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Rideshare  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Bristol to Harwich 212.6 miles

$14

3 alternative options

Bus  •  6 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Bristol, Bus Station to Heathrow Central Bus Station 202 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street (Colch Bus Stn) 250
  3. Take the bus from Colchester Town Centre, Angel Court (Colch High St) to Harwich, Mayflower Avenue 102 / ...

$72 - $87

Bus, line 104 bus  •  7 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Bristol, Bus Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals 040
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Colchester
  3. Take the line 104 bus from Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street (Colch Bus Stn) to Harwich, Mayflower Avenue 102 / ...

$31 - $39

Drive  •  3 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Bristol to Harwich 211.7 miles

$45 - $70

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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 costs £30 - £50 and takes 3 h 28 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bristol station to Harwich. However, there are services departing from Bristol, Bus Station and arriving at Harwich, Mayflower Avenue via Heathrow Central Bus Station and Colchester Town Centre, Angel Court (Colch High St). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 51 min.

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The distance between Bristol and Harwich is 171 miles. The road distance is 211.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Bristol to Harwich without a car is to train which takes 4 h 20 min and costs £70 - £130.

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It takes approximately 4 h 20 min to get from Bristol to Harwich, including transfers.

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Bristol to Harwich bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Bristol, Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Bristol to Harwich is to train which takes 4 h 20 min and costs £70 - £130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £55 - £70 and takes 6 h 51 min.

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Bristol to Harwich bus services, operated by First in Essex, arrive at Harwich, Mayflower Avenue station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bristol to Harwich is 212 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 28 min to drive from Bristol to Harwich.

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There are 235+ hotels available in Harwich. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

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

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Map of how to get from Bristol to Harwich.
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  • Distance: 170.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 20 min

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 20 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bristol to Harwich via Heathrow Central Bus Station, Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street (Colch Bus Stn), and Colchester Town Centre, Angel Court (Colch High St) in around 6 h 51 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 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
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 Bristol, Bus Station to Heathrow Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street (Colch Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bristol, Bus Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Colchester
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Angel Court (Colch High St) to Harwich, Mayflower Avenue
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street (Colch Bus Stn) to Harwich, Mayflower Avenue
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Website
firstgroup.com
Panther Travel
Phone
+44 7918 649427
Email
info@bigblackpanther.com
Website
bustimes.org.uk
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Angel Court (Colch High St) to Harwich, Mayflower Avenue
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
bustimes.org.uk
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 Bristol to Harwich
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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