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

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Train, bus via Colchester, Railway Station Layby  •  1 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to Colchester
  2. Take the bus from Colchester, Railway Station Layby to Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street 65 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street to Stanway, Colchester Zoo 75A / ...

Cheapest option

Taxi  •  25 min

  1. Take a taxi from Chelmsford to Colchester Zoo 22.6 miles

$100 - $120

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  1 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to Marks Tey
  2. Take the bus from Marks Tey, station to Stanway, Sainsburys Store 71 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Stanway, Sainsburys Store to Stanway, Winstree Road 65 / ...

Bus, line 75 bus  •  1 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Cathedral to Maldon Prom Gates 31X / ...
  2. Take the line 75 bus from Maldon, Berridge House to Stanway, Colchester Zoo 75

Drive  •  25 min

  1. Drive from Chelmsford to Colchester Zoo 22.6 miles

$4 - $7

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The cheapest way to get from Chelmsford to Colchester Zoo is to drive which costs £3 - £6 and takes 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chelmsford to Colchester Zoo is to taxi which costs £75 - £95 and takes 25 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chelmsford to Colchester Zoo. However, there are services departing from Chelmsford City Centre, Cathedral and arriving at Stanway, Colchester Zoo via Maldon, Berridge House. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 57 min.

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The distance between Chelmsford and Colchester Zoo is 18 miles. The road distance is 22.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Chelmsford to Colchester Zoo without a car is to train and bus which takes 1 h 21 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 21 min to get from Chelmsford to Colchester Zoo, including transfers.

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Chelmsford to Colchester Zoo bus services, operated by First in Essex, depart from Chelmsford City Centre, Cathedral station.

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Chelmsford to Colchester Zoo bus services, operated by First in Essex, arrive at Stanway, Colchester Zoo station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chelmsford to Colchester Zoo is 23 miles. It takes approximately 25 min to drive from Chelmsford to Colchester Zoo.

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There are 232+ hotels available in Colchester Zoo. Prices start at $68 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Chelmsford to Colchester Zoo.
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  • Distance: 17.9 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 21 min

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

You can take a bus from Chelmsford to Colchester Zoo via Maldon Prom Gates, Maldon, Berridge House, and Stanway, Colchester Zoo in around 1 h 57 min.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Chelmsford to Colchester
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Chelmsford to Marks Tey
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Colchester, Railway Station Layby to Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street to Stanway, Colchester Zoo
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Marks Tey, station to Stanway, Sainsburys Store
Ave. Duration
5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Stanway, Sainsburys Store to Stanway, Winstree Road
Ave. Duration
5 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Cathedral to Maldon Prom Gates
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Maldon, Berridge House to Stanway, Colchester Zoo
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
firstgroup.com
Chambers
Phone
+44 1206 769778
Email
info@chamberscoaches.co.uk
Website
chambersbus.co.uk
Bus from Colchester, Railway Station Layby to Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
chambersbus.co.uk
Panther Travel
Phone
+44 7918 649427
Email
info@bigblackpanther.com
Website
bustimes.org.uk
Bus from Colchester, Railway Station Layby to Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
bustimes.org.uk
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Colchester, Railway Station Layby to Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Stanway, Sainsburys Store to Stanway, Fiveways Co - Op
Ave. Duration
4 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Hedingham Omnibuses
Phone
+44 1206 769778
Email
services@hedingham.co.uk
Website
hedingham.co.uk
Bus from Colchester, Railway Station Layby to Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
hedingham.co.uk
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street to Stanway, Colchester Zoo
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
hedingham.co.uk
Bus from Marks Tey, station to Stanway, Sainsburys Store
Ave. Duration
5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
hedingham.co.uk
Stephensons of Essex
Phone
01376 503050
Email
customerservices@stephensonsofessex.com
Website
stephensonsofessex.com
Bus from Marks Tey, station to Stanway, Sainsburys Store
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
stephensonsofessex.com
Other operators
Taxi from Chelmsford to Colchester Zoo
Ave. Duration
25 min
Estimated price
$100 - $120
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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