There are 5 ways to get from Cambridge to Clacton-on-Sea by train, bus or car

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Train, bus  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to Stansted Airport
  2. Take the bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) X10 / ...
  3. Take the train from Chelmsford to Clacton-on-Sea

$38 - $80

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Bus  •  3 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Cambridge Parkside to Stansted Airport London 727 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Stansted Airport London to Colchester 250 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street (Colch Bus Stn) to Clacton, Pier Avenue (Clacton Pier Ave) 97A / ...

$22 - $34

3 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to Ipswich
  2. Take the train from Colchester to Clacton-on-Sea

$39 - $57

Line 133 bus, bus  •  3 h 38 min

  1. Take the line 133 bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk) 133
  2. Take the bus from Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk) to Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street (Colch Bus Stn) 70 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street (Colch Bus Stn) to Clacton, Pier Avenue (Clacton Pier Ave) 97A / ...

$30 - $70

Drive  •  1 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Cambridge to Clacton-on-Sea 75.9 miles

$16 - $24

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Cambridge to Clacton-on-Sea. However, there are services departing from Cambridge Parkside and arriving at Clacton, Pier Avenue (Clacton Pier Ave) via Stansted Airport London and Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street (Colch Bus Stn). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 23 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cambridge to Clacton-on-Sea. However, there are services departing from Cambridge and arriving at Clacton-on-Sea via Ipswich and Colchester. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 45 min.

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The distance between Cambridge and Clacton-on-Sea is 53 miles. The road distance is 75.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Clacton-on-Sea without a car is to train and bus which takes 2 h 35 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 35 min to get from Cambridge to Clacton-on-Sea, including transfers.

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Cambridge to Clacton-on-Sea bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Cambridge Parkside station.

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Cambridge to Clacton-on-Sea train services, operated by Greater Anglia, depart from Cambridge station.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Clacton-on-Sea is to train which takes 2 h 45 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3 h 23 min.

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Cambridge to Clacton-on-Sea bus services, operated by First in Essex, arrive at Clacton, Pier Avenue (Clacton Pier Ave) station.

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Cambridge to Clacton-on-Sea train services, operated by Greater Anglia, arrive at Clacton-on-Sea station.

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Map of how to get from Cambridge to Clacton-on-Sea.
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  • Distance: 52.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 35 min

What companies run services between Cambridge, England and Clacton-on-Sea, England?

You can take a train from Cambridge to Clacton-on-Sea via Ipswich and Colchester in around 2 h 45 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cambridge to Clacton-on-Sea via Stansted Airport London, Colchester, and Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street (Colch Bus Stn) in around 3 h 23 min.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Cambridge to Stansted Airport
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Chelmsford to Clacton-on-Sea
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Cambridge to Ipswich
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Colchester to Clacton-on-Sea
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street (Colch Bus Stn) to Clacton, Pier Avenue (Clacton Pier Ave)
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk) to Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street (Colch Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Website
firstgroup.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 Cambridge Parkside to Stansted Airport London
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
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
Bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk)
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk) to Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street (Colch Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Hedingham Omnibuses
Phone
+44 1206 769778
Email
services@hedingham.co.uk
Website
hedingham.co.uk
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street (Colch Bus Stn) to Clacton, Pier Avenue (Clacton Pier Ave)
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
hedingham.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Cambridge to Clacton-on-Sea is 76 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 23 min to drive from Cambridge to Clacton-on-Sea.

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