There are 4 ways to get from Canary Wharf 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 11 min

  1. Take the train from Canary Wharf DLR Station to Stratford DLR Station Dlr
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Colchester

$26 - $39

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from London Mile End to Colchester National Express

$9 - $13

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  2 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Chelmsford
  2. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn) to Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street (Colch Bus Stn) 71 / ...

$22 - $32

Drive  •  1 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Canary Wharf to Colchester 56.3 miles

$12 - $18

What companies run services between Canary Wharf, England and Colchester, England?

You can take a train from Canary Wharf to Colchester via Stratford DLR Station and Stratford (London) in around 1 h 11 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Canary Wharf to Colchester 5 times a day. Tickets cost $9 - $13 and the journey takes 2 h 15 min.

Train operators
Dockland Light Railway (DLR)
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Canary Wharf DLR Station to Stratford DLR Station
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Stratford (London) to Colchester
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Stratford (London) to Chelmsford
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $19
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 Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn) to Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street (Colch Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Canary Wharf to Colchester?

The distance between Canary Wharf and Colchester is 77 km. The road distance is 90 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Canary Wharf to Colchester?

The cheapest way to get from Canary Wharf to Colchester is to bus which costs £6 - £9 and takes 2 h 15 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Canary Wharf to Colchester?

The quickest way to get from Canary Wharf to Colchester is to drive which takes 1 h 4 min and costs £8 - £13.

Is there a direct train between Canary Wharf and Colchester?

No, there is no direct train from Canary Wharf to Colchester. However, there are services departing from Canary Wharf DLR Station and arriving at Colchester via Stratford (London). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 11 min.

Is there a direct bus between Canary Wharf and Colchester?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from London Mile End and arriving at Colchester. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 15 min.

How long does it take to get from Canary Wharf to Colchester?

It takes approximately 1 h 11 min to get from Canary Wharf to Colchester, including transfers.