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

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Train  •  1 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Canterbury West to Stratford International
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Colchester

$53 - $74

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Lakeside, Bus Station (Lakeside) to Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station 100
  2. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn) to Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street (Colch Bus Stn) 71 / ...

$35 - $51

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Canterbury to Colchester 95.8 miles

$20 - $30

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The cheapest way to get from Canterbury to Colchester is to drive which costs £15 - £23 and takes 1 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Canterbury to Colchester is to drive which costs £15 - £23 and takes 1 h 40 min.

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The distance between Canterbury and Colchester is 43 miles. The road distance is 95.8 miles.

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It takes approximately 1 h 51 min to get from Canterbury to Colchester, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Canterbury to Colchester. However, there are services departing from Canterbury West and arriving at Colchester via Stratford (London). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 51 min.

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

You can take a train from Canterbury to Colchester via Stratford International and Stratford (London) in around 1 h 51 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Canterbury to Colchester via Rainham (Kent), Greenhithe for Bluewater, Greenhithe, Railway Station, Lakeside, Bus Station (Lakeside), Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station, and Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn) in around 6 h 5 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Lakeside, Bus Station (Lakeside) to Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.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
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk

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