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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.

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Train Great Western Railway  •  4h 21m

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

$97 - $165

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  4h 4m

  1. Take the rideshare from Bristol to Harwich 212.6 miles

$13

3 alternative options

Bus  •  7h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Heathrow Airport London T2,3 201 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Colchester 250
  3. Take the bus from Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street to Harwich, Mayflower Avenue 102 / ...

Train CrossCountry  •  9h 51m

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Stansted Airport

$113 - $169

Drive  •  3h 28m

  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 4h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from Bristol to Harwich is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 3h 28m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bristol station to Harwich. However, there are services departing from Bristol Bus & Coach Station and arriving at Harwich, Mayflower Avenue via Heathrow Airport London T2,3 and Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 32m.

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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 4h 21m and costs £70 - £130.

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It takes approximately 4h 21m 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 & Coach Station.

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The best way to get from Bristol to Harwich is to train which takes 4h 21m and costs £70 - £130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7h 32m.

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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 3h 28m to drive from Bristol to Harwich.

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Map of how to get from Bristol to Harwich.
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  • Distance: 170.5 miles
  • Duration: 4h 21m

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

You can take a train from Bristol to Harwich via London Paddington, Lancaster Gate station, Liverpool Street station, London Liverpool Street, and Manningtree in around 4h 21m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bristol to Harwich via Heathrow Airport London T2,3 and Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street in around 7h 32m.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $120
CrossCountry
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 & Coach Station to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
National Express
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Colchester
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
National Express
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street to Harwich, Mayflower Avenue
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
firstgroup.com
Panther Travel
Phone
+44 7918 649427
Email
info@bigblackpanther.com
Website
bustimes.org.uk
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street to Harwich, Mayflower Avenue
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
3 times a day
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
4h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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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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