There are 3 ways to get from Cambridge to Colchester by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to Ipswich

$31 - $44

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Bus  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Cambridge Parkside to London Stansted Airport National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Stansted Airport to Colchester National Express / ...

$16 - $26

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Cambridge to Colchester 59.6 miles

$12 - $19

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The cheapest way to get from Cambridge to Colchester is to drive which costs £10 - £15 and takes 1 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cambridge to Colchester is to drive which costs £10 - £15 and takes 1 h 6 min.

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The distance between Cambridge and Colchester is 40 miles. The road distance is 59.6 miles.

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It takes approximately 1 h 44 min to get from Cambridge to Colchester, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cambridge to Colchester. However, there are services departing from Cambridge Parkside and arriving at Colchester via London Stansted Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 40 min.

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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 44 min.

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Cambridge to Colchester bus services, operated by National Express, depart from University of East Anglia station.

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Map of how to get from Cambridge to Colchester.
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  • Distance: 40 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 44 min

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

Greater Anglia operates a train from Cambridge to Colchester hourly. Tickets cost $24 - $35 and the journey takes 1 h 14 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cambridge to Colchester via London Stansted Airport in around 2 h 40 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cambridge Parkside to London Stansted Airport
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $12
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

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