There are 12 ways to get from Brussels to Colchester by bus, train, car ferry, night bus, car, car train 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.

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Bus  •  9 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, CCN, gare du Nord to London, Victoria Green Line Station
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Stansted Airport London
  3. Take the bus from Stansted Airport London to Colchester 250 / ...

$34 - $53

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Train, carferry  •  12 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal Intercity direct / ...
  2. Take the carferry from Hook of Holland to Harwich

$93 - $112

Night bus, train  •  10 h 20 min

  1. Take the night bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to London N815
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Colchester

$67 - $104

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  4 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Calais
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais to Folkestone
  3. Drive from Folkestone to Colchester

$221 - $246

Drive, carferry  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Calais
  2. Take the carferry from Calais to Dover
  3. Drive from Dover to Colchester

$75 - $108

Train to Rotterdam, fly to London City, train  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Rotterdam Centraal
  2. Fly from Rotterdam (RTM) to London City (LCY) RTM - LCY
  3. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Colchester

$113 - $353

Fly Brussels to London Heathrow, train  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to London Heathrow (LHR) BRU - LHR
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Colchester

$107 - $290

Train to Antwerp, fly to Southend, train  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Bru.-Noord / Brux.-Nord to Mortsel-Oude God
  2. Fly from Antwerp (ANR) to Southend (SEN) ANR - SEN
  3. Take the train from Shenfield to Colchester

$114 - $438

Fly Brussels to Birmingham, train  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Birmingham (BHX) BRU - BHX
  2. Take the train from Birmingham International to London Euston
  3. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Colchester

$115 - $400

Fly Brussels to London Gatwick, train  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to London Gatwick (LGW) BRU - LGW
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Colchester

$225 - $585

Train to Amsterdam, fly to Southend, train  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Southend (SEN) AMS - SEN
  3. Take the train from Shenfield to Colchester

$93 - $257

Train, train to Eindhoven, fly to London Stansted, bus  •  7 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Noord to Breda
  2. Take the train from Breda to Eindhoven
  3. Fly from Eindhoven (EIN) to London Stansted (STN) EIN - STN
  4. Take the bus from Stansted Airport London to Colchester

$52 - $225

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Brussels to Colchester. However, there are services departing from Brussels, CCN, gare du Nord and arriving at Colchester via London Victoria Coach Station and Stansted Airport London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 9 min.

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The distance between Brussels and Colchester is 266 km.

The best way to get from Brussels to Colchester without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 9 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 9 h 9 min to get from Brussels to Colchester, including transfers.

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Brussels to Colchester bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Brussels, CCN, gare du Nord station.

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The quickest flight from Rotterdam Airport to London City Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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

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Colchester is 1 h behind Brussels. It is currently 6:32 PM in Brussels and 5:32 PM in Colchester.

British Airways offers flights from Rotterdam Airport to London City Airport.

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There are 249+ hotels available in Colchester. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Colchester.
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  • Distance: 165.9 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 9 min

What companies run services between Brussels, Belgium and Colchester, England?

You can take a bus from Brussels to Colchester via London, Victoria Green Line Station, London Victoria Coach Station, and Stansted Airport London in around 9 h 9 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Rotterdam to London City
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from Brussels to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $360
Flights from Brussels to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Southend
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to London Heathrow via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Brussels to Birmingham via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Eindhoven to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Antwerp to Southend
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Rwandair Express
Website
rwandair.com
Flights from Brussels to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $490
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Brussel-Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Brussel-Noord to Breda
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Breda to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Colchester
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Stratford (London) to Colchester
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Shenfield to Colchester
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$172
Website
eurotunnel.com
Eurostar
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Website
eurostar.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$40 - $85
Premier
$85 - $100
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Bru.-Noord / Brux.-Nord to Mortsel-Oude God
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$6 - $10
1st Class
$10 - $15
Train from Bru.-Noord / Brux.-Nord to Breda
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$12 - $18
1st Class
$18 - $27
Virgin West Coast Trains
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Brussels, CCN, gare du Nord to London, Victoria Green Line Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
regiojet.com
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 London Victoria Coach Station to Stansted Airport London
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Stansted Airport London to Colchester
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street (Colch Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to London
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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The best way to get from Brussels to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 17 min and costs .

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