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

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Recommended option

Train, bus  •  2 h 42 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

$35 - $79

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 43 min

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

$21 - $34

3 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 44 min

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

$39 - $57

Line 13 bus, line 236 bus, line 754 bus, bus  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Take the line 13 bus from Cambridge, St Paul's Road to Haverhill, Bus Station 13 / ...
  2. Take the line 236 bus from Haverhill, Bus Station to Sudbury, Bus Station 236
  3. Take the line 754 bus from Sudbury, Bus Station to Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street (Colch Bus Stn) 754 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street (Colch Bus Stn) to Clacton, Pier Avenue (Clacton Pier Ave) 97A / ...

$28 - $31

Drive  •  1 h 23 min

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

$16 - $24

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cambridge to Clacton-on-Sea is to drive which costs £12 - £19 and takes 1 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cambridge to Clacton-on-Sea is to drive which costs £12 - £19 and takes 1 h 23 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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It takes approximately 2 h 42 min to get from Cambridge to Clacton-on-Sea, including transfers.

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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 London Stansted Airport and Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street (Colch Bus Stn). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 43 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 44 min.

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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 44 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cambridge to Clacton-on-Sea via London Stansted Airport, Colchester, and Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street (Colch Bus Stn) in around 3 h 43 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
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street (Colch Bus Stn) to Clacton, Pier Avenue (Clacton Pier Ave)
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
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 London Stansted Airport
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
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
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
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
hedingham.co.uk
Stagecoach in Cambridge
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cambridge, St Paul's Road to Haverhill, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Beestons
Website
beestons.co.uk
Bus from Haverhill, Bus Station to Sudbury, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
beestons.co.uk
Chambers
Bus from Sudbury, Bus Station to Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street (Colch Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7

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