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

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Train  •  1 h 53 min

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

$56 - $77

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Canterbury East to Chatham
  2. Take the bus from Lakeside, Bus Station (Lakeside) to Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station 100
  3. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) to Colchester Town Centre, High Street (Colch High St) 70 / ...

$49 - $55

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Canterbury to Colchester 95.8 miles

$20 - $30

Questions & Answers

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

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The best way to get from Canterbury to Colchester without a car is to train which takes 1 h 53 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 53 min to get from Canterbury to Colchester, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Canterbury to Colchester is 96 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 40 min to drive from Canterbury to Colchester.

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There are 249+ hotels available in Colchester. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Canterbury to Colchester.
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  • Distance: 43.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 53 min

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

You can take a train from Canterbury to Colchester via Stratford International, Stratford New Town, Stratford International, Stratford City Bus Station, and Stratford (London) in around 1 h 53 min.

Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Canterbury West to Stratford International
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Train from Canterbury East to Chatham
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $23
Bus operators
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Lakeside, Bus Station (Lakeside) to Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) to Colchester Town Centre, High Street (Colch High St)
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Website
firstgroup.com

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