Travel from Chelmsford to Colchester

Bus or train from Chelmsford to Colchester?

Greater Anglia operates a train from Chelmsford to Colchester every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $11 - $16 and the journey takes 19 min. Alternatively, Arriva UK operates a bus from Chelmsford to Colchester every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $6 - $9 and the journey takes 1 h 15 min. Two other operators also service this route.

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How to get from Chelmsford to Colchester

ModeDurationPrice
From Chelmsford train to Colchester.19 min£9
From Chelmsford City Centre, Parkway (County Court) bus to Colchester, Beverley Road (Colch Lexden Rd).1 h 15 min£5
From Chelmsford taxi to Colchester.27 min£99
From Chelmsford drive to Colchester.27 min£4

How long does it take to get from Chelmsford to Colchester?

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

Is there a direct train between Chelmsford and Colchester?

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

Is there a direct bus between Chelmsford and Colchester?

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.

Operators from Chelmsford to Colchester

OperatorPhoneWebsite
Greater AngliaGreater Anglia
Arriva UK+44 (0)191 520 4000Arriva UK