There are 4 ways to get from Chelmsford to Colchester by train, bus, taxi or car
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Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from Chelmsford to Colchester is to drive which costs £4 - £6 and takes 27 min.
The quickest way to get from Chelmsford to Colchester is to train which costs £8 - £12 and takes 19 min.
Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Chelmsford City Centre, Parkway (County Court) and arriving at Colchester, Beverley Road (Colch Lexden Rd). Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 15 min.
Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chelmsford and arriving at Colchester. Services depart every 30 minutes. The journey takes approximately 19 min.
The distance between Chelmsford and Colchester is 22 miles. The road distance is 24.4 miles.
The best way to get from Chelmsford to Colchester without a car is to train which takes 19 min and costs £8 - £12.
The train from Chelmsford to Colchester takes 19 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.
Chelmsford to Colchester bus services, operated by First in Essex, depart from Chelmsford City Centre, Parkway (County Court) station.
Chelmsford to Colchester train services, operated by Greater Anglia, depart from Chelmsford station.
The best way to get from Chelmsford to Colchester is to train which takes 19 min and costs £8 - £12. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £5 - £8 and takes 1 h 15 min.
What companies run services between Chelmsford, England and Colchester, England?
Greater Anglia operates a train from Chelmsford to Colchester every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $10 - $15 and the journey takes 19 min. Alternatively, First in Essex operates a bus from Chelmsford to Colchester every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $9 and the journey takes 1 h 15 min. Two other operators also service this route.
Train from Chelmsford to Colchester
National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.
Bus from Chelmsford to Colchester
- Ave. Duration
- 40 min
- Twice daily
- Estimated price
- $6 - $10
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