There are 5 ways to get from Chelmsford to Colchester Town by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  37 min

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to Colchester Town

$11 - $17

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Bus via Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn)  •  1 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) to Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street (Colch Bus Stn) 70 / ...

$7 - $11

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Bus  •  1 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Cathedral to Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street (Colch Bus Stn) 71 / ...

$10

Taxi  •  26 min

  1. Take a taxi from Chelmsford to Colchester Town 24.3 miles

$100 - $130

Drive  •  26 min

  1. Drive from Chelmsford to Colchester Town 24.3 miles

$5 - $8

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Chelmsford City Centre, Cathedral and arriving at Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street (Colch Bus Stn). Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 23 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chelmsford and arriving at Colchester Town. Services depart every two hours. The journey takes approximately 37 min.

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The distance between Chelmsford and Colchester Town is 21 miles. The road distance is 24.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Chelmsford to Colchester Town without a car is to train which takes 37 min and costs .

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The train from Chelmsford to Colchester Town takes 37 min including transfers and departs every two hours.

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Chelmsford to Colchester Town bus services, operated by First in Essex, arrive at Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn).

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Chelmsford to Colchester Town train services, operated by Greater Anglia, depart from Chelmsford station.

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The best way to get from Chelmsford to Colchester Town is to train which takes 37 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 1 h 23 min.

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Chelmsford to Colchester Town bus services, operated by First in Essex, arrive at Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street (Colch Bus Stn) station.

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Chelmsford to Colchester Town train services, operated by Greater Anglia, arrive at Colchester Town station.

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Map of how to get from Chelmsford to Colchester Town.
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  • Distance: 21.4 miles
  • Duration: 37 min

What companies run services between Chelmsford, England and Colchester Town, England?

Greater Anglia operates a train from Chelmsford to Colchester Town every 2 hours. Tickets cost $11 - $17 and the journey takes 37 min. Alternatively, First in Essex operates a bus from Chelmsford to Colchester Town every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $10 and the journey takes 1 h 23 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Cathedral to Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street (Colch Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) to Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street (Colch Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Website
firstgroup.com
National Express

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.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Chelmsford to Colchester
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
Taxi from Chelmsford to Colchester Town
Ave. Duration
26 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130
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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Yes, the driving distance between Chelmsford to Colchester Town is 24 miles. It takes approximately 26 min to drive from Chelmsford to Colchester Town.

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