There are 12 ways to get from Brussels to Colchester by train, bus, car, car train, car ferry 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  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Brussels - Midi to London St. Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Colchester

$94 - $237

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Brusel, Gare du Midi to Londýn, Victoria Green Line Station Rj
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to London Stansted Airport
  3. Take the bus from London Stansted Airport to Colchester 250

$36 - $53

10 alternative options

Bus, train  •  10 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to London Ouibus
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Colchester Town

$52 - $72

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

$223 - $248

Drive, car ferry  •  5 h 27 min

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

$76 - $108

Fly Brussels to London Heathrow, train  •  5 h 26 min

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

$108 - $290

Train to Antwerp, fly to Southend, train  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nord to Anvers-Berchem
  2. Fly from Antwerp (ANR) to Southend (SEN) ANR - SEN
  3. Take the train from Shenfield to Colchester

$115 - $439

Train to Rotterdam, fly to London City, train  •  4 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

$135 - $385

Train to Antwerp, fly to London City, train  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nord to Anvers-Berchem
  2. Fly from Antwerp (ANR) to London City (LCY) ANR - LCY
  3. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Colchester

$100 - $343

Train to Amsterdam, fly to Norwich, train  •  5 h 31 min

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

$179 - $447

Fly Brussels to London Gatwick, train  •  5 h 26 min

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

$224 - $573

Train, train to Eindhoven, fly to London Stansted, bus  •  7 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nord 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 London Stansted Airport to Colchester

$54 - $222

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Colchester is to bus which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 9 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Colchester is to train which costs 80€ - 210€ and takes 3 h 15 min.

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The distance between Brussels and Colchester is 266 km.

It takes approximately 3 h 15 min to get from Brussels to Colchester, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brussels to Colchester. However, there are services departing from Brusel, Gare du Midi and arriving at Colchester via London Victoria Coach Station and London Stansted Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 26 min.

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

You can take a train from Brussels to Colchester via London St. Pancras International, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, Liverpool Street Underground Station, and London Liverpool Street in around 3 h 15 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brussels to Colchester via Londýn, Victoria Green Line Station, London Victoria Coach Station, and London Stansted Airport in around 9 h 26 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Brussels to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Rotterdam to London City
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
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 Amsterdam to Norwich
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
VLM Airlines
Website
flyvlm.com
Flights from Antwerp to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $410
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $360
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, Wednesday, 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
Eurostar
Rome2rio's guide to Eurostar
Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Brussels - Midi to London St. Pancras International
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$160 - $230
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $75
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$35 - $75
Premier
$80 - $90
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Colchester
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Colchester Town
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
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
$15 - $21
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Stratford (London) to Colchester
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Norwich to Colchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $40
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
$174
Website
eurotunnel.com
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Bruxelles-Nord to Anvers-Berchem
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$7 - $10
1st Class
$10 - $16
Train from Bruxelles-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
$19 - $27
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$40 - $65
1st Class
$65 - $90
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$55 - $80
1st Class
$80 - $110
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Brussel-Noord to Breda
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $28
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Breda to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Brusel, Gare du Midi to Londýn, Victoria Green Line Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to London Stansted Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Stansted Airport to Colchester
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to London
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators

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