There are 6 ways to get from Canvey Island to Colchester by train, bus, taxi 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 33 min

  1. Take the train from Benfleet to West Ham
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Colchester

$35 - $53

Cheapest option

Line 100 bus, bus  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Take the line 100 bus from Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station (Basil'n Bus Stn) to Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station 100 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn) to Colchester Town Centre, High Street (Colch High St) 71 / ...

$12 - $17

4 alternative options

Line 27 bus, line 3 bus, train  •  2 h 8 min

  1. Take the line 27 bus from South Benfleet, Kents Hill Road (Primary School) to Hadleigh, Church (Hadleigh Church) 21 / ...
  2. Take the line 3 bus from Hadleigh, Rectory Close to Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station 3
  3. Take the train from Chelmsford to Colchester

$25 - $32

Line 3 bus, bus  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Take the line 3 bus from Hadleigh, Rectory Close to Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station 3
  2. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn) to Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street (Colch Bus Stn) 71 / ...

$20 - $25

Taxi  •  40 min

  1. Take a taxi from South Benfleet to Colchester 37.7 miles

$110 - $130

Drive  •  40 min

  1. Drive from South Benfleet to Colchester 37.7 miles

$8 - $12

What companies run services between Canvey Island, England and Colchester, England?

You can take a train from South Benfleet to Colchester via West Ham, West Ham Underground Station, Stratford Underground Station, and Stratford (London) in around 1 h 33 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from South Benfleet to Colchester via Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station (Basil'n Bus Stn), Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station, and Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn) in around 3 h 8 min.

Train operators
c2c
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Train from Benfleet to West Ham
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
c2c-online.co.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 Chelmsford to Colchester
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
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 South Benfleet, Kents Hill Road (Primary School) to Hadleigh, Church (Hadleigh Church)
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station (Basil'n Bus Stn) to Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn) to Colchester Town Centre, High Street (Colch High St)
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
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
$6 - $9
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Arrow Taxi
Phone
+44 1903 212121
Email
enquiries@arrowtaxigroup.co.uk
Website
arrowtaxigroup.co.uk
Bus from Hadleigh, Rectory Close to Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
arrowtaxigroup.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from South Benfleet to Colchester
Ave. Duration
40 min
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Star Taxis
Phone
+44 1634 575656
Website
startaxismedway.co.uk
A B C Taxis
Phone
+44 1634 840840
Website
abctaxismedway.co.uk
Fareway Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1245 355555
Website
farewaytaxisltd.com
A1 Taxi
Phone
+44 1245 838383
Website
a1carschelmsford.com
Chelmsford Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1246 600 155
Website
chelmsfordtaxisltd.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Canvey Island to Colchester?

The distance between Canvey Island and Colchester is 47 km. The road distance is 60 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Canvey Island to Colchester?

The cheapest way to get from Canvey Island to Colchester is to drive which costs £5 - £9 and takes 40 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Canvey Island to Colchester?

The quickest way to get from Canvey Island to Colchester is to taxi which takes 40 min and costs £75 - £95.

Is there a direct bus between Canvey Island and Colchester?

No, there is no direct bus from Canvey Island to Colchester. However, there are services departing from South Benfleet, Kents Hill Road (Primary School) and arriving at Colchester Town Centre, High Street (Colch High St) via Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station (Basil'n Bus Stn) and Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 8 min.

How long does it take to get from Canvey Island to Colchester?

It takes approximately 1 h 33 min to get from Canvey Island to Colchester, including transfers.