There are 5 ways to get from Bury St Edmunds to Colchester by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  51 min

  1. Take the train from Bury St Edmunds to Colchester

$19 - $28

Cheapest option

Line 753 bus, line 754 bus  •  2 h 8 min

  1. Take the line 753 bus from Bury St Edmunds, Arc Shopping Centre to Sudbury, Bus Station 753
  2. Take the line 754 bus from Sudbury, Bus Station to Colchester, Middleborough 754 / ...

$15

3 alternative options

Train via Ipswich  •  1 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Bury St Edmunds to Ipswich
  2. Take the train from Ipswich to Colchester

$20 - $29

Taxi  •  45 min

  1. Take a taxi from Bury St Edmunds to Colchester 41.9 miles

$100 - $130

Drive  •  45 min

  1. Drive from Bury St Edmunds to Colchester 41.9 miles

$9 - $13

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The cheapest way to get from Bury St Edmunds to Colchester is to drive which costs £6 - £10 and takes 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bury St Edmunds to Colchester is to taxi which costs £80 - £100 and takes 45 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bury St Edmunds to Colchester. However, there are services departing from Bury St Edmunds, Arc Shopping Centre and arriving at Colchester, Middleborough via Sudbury, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 8 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bury St Edmunds and arriving at Colchester. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 51 min.

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The distance between Bury St Edmunds and Colchester is 26 miles. The road distance is 41.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Bury St Edmunds to Colchester without a car is to train which takes 51 min and costs £15 - £22.

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The train from Bury St Edmunds to Colchester takes 51 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Bury St Edmunds to Colchester bus services, operated by Chambers, depart from Bury St Edmunds, Arc Shopping Centre station.

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Bury St Edmunds to Colchester train services, operated by Greater Anglia, depart from Bury St Edmunds station.

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The best way to get from Bury St Edmunds to Colchester is to train which takes 51 min and costs £15 - £22. Alternatively, you can line 753 bus and line 754 bus, which costs £12 and takes 2 h 8 min.

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Map of how to get from Bury St Edmunds to Colchester.
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  • Distance: 26.2 miles
  • Duration: 51 min

What companies run services between Bury St Edmunds, England and Colchester, England?

Greater Anglia operates a train from Bury St Edmunds to Colchester twice daily. Tickets cost $19 - $28 and the journey takes 51 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bury St Edmunds to Colchester via Sudbury, Bus Station in around 2 h 8 min.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Bury St Edmunds to Colchester
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Bury St Edmunds to Ipswich
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Ipswich to Colchester
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
Chambers
Phone
+44 1206 769778
Email
info@chamberscoaches.co.uk
Website
chambersbus.co.uk
Bus from Bury St Edmunds, Arc Shopping Centre to Sudbury, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Website
chambersbus.co.uk
Bus from Sudbury, Bus Station to Colchester, Middleborough
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Website
chambersbus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Bury St Edmunds to Colchester
Ave. Duration
45 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130

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