There are 4 ways to get from Chelmsford to Colchester by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  19 min

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to Colchester

$10 - $16

Cheapest option

Bus  •  1 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Parkway (County Court) to Colchester, Beverley Road (Colch Lexden Rd) 71 / ...

$5 - $10

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  27 min

  1. Take a taxi from Chelmsford to Colchester 24.4 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  27 min

  1. Drive from Chelmsford to Colchester 24.4 miles

$5 - $8

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The cheapest way to get from Chelmsford to Colchester is to drive which costs £4 - £6 and takes 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chelmsford to Colchester is to train which takes 19 min and costs £8 - £12.

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The distance between Chelmsford and Colchester is 34 km. The road distance is 39 km.

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The train from Chelmsford to Colchester takes 19 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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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 three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chelmsford and arriving at Colchester. Services depart every 30 minutes. The journey takes approximately 19 min.

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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 - $16 and the journey takes 19 min. Alternatively, Arriva UK operates a bus from Chelmsford to Colchester every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $5 - $8 and the journey takes 1 h 15 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Train operators
Bus operators
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Parkway (County Court) to Colchester, Beverley Road (Colch Lexden Rd)
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Stephensons of Essex
Phone
01376 503050
Email
customerservices@stephensonsofessex.com
Website
stephensonsofessex.com
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Parkway (County Court) to Colchester, Beverley Road (Colch Lexden Rd)
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
stephensonsofessex.com
Other operators
Taxi from Chelmsford to Colchester
Ave. Duration
27 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140
A1 Taxi
Phone
+44 1245 838383
Website
a1carschelmsford.com
Fareway Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1245 355555
Website
farewaytaxisltd.com
Chelmsford Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1246 600 155
Website
chelmsfordtaxisltd.co.uk

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