There are 5 ways to get from Cambridge to Colchester by train, bus or car

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  •  1 h 45 min

$33 - $47

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 20 min

  1. National Express

$10 - $14

3 alternative options

Bus via Stansted Airport London  •  2 h 40 min

  1. National Express / ...
  2. National Express / ...

$17 - $27

Line 13 bus, line 236 bus, line 754 bus  •  4 h 6 min

  1. 13 / ...
  2. 236
  3. 754

$23

Drive  •  1 h 6 min

  1. 59.6 miles

$12 - $19

What companies run services between Cambridge, England and Colchester, England?

Greater Anglia operates a train from Cambridge to Colchester hourly. Tickets cost $25 - $40 and the journey takes 1 h 14 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Cambridge to Colchester 5 times a week. Tickets cost $10 - $14 and the journey takes 2 h 20 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cambridge to Colchester
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cambridge to Stansted Airport London
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Stansted Airport London to Colchester
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
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
$9
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
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Cambridge and Colchester is 64 km. The road distance is 95 km.

The cheapest way to get from Cambridge to Colchester is to bus which costs £7 - £11 and takes 2 h 20 min.

The quickest way to get from Cambridge to Colchester is to drive which takes 1 h 6 min and costs £9 - £14.

No, there is no direct train from Cambridge to Colchester. However, there are services departing from Cambridge and arriving at Colchester via Ipswich. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 45 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cambridge and arriving at Colchester. Services depart five times a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 20 min.

It takes approximately 1 h 45 min to get from Cambridge to Colchester, including transfers.