There are 4 ways to get from Clacton-on-Sea to Colchester by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  26 min

  1. Take the train from Clacton-on-Sea to Colchester

$9 - $13

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Bus  •  49 min

  1. Take the bus from Clacton, Pier Avenue (Clacton Pier Ave) to Colchester, Kerry Court (East Gates) 97 / ...

$6 - $9

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  20 min

  1. Take a taxi from Clacton-on-Sea to Colchester 15.4 miles

$40 - $55

Drive  •  20 min

  1. Drive from Clacton-on-Sea to Colchester 15.4 miles

$3 - $5

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The cheapest way to get from Clacton-on-Sea to Colchester is to drive which costs £2 - £4 and takes 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Clacton-on-Sea to Colchester is to taxi which costs £30 - £40 and takes 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Clacton, Pier Avenue (Clacton Pier Ave) and arriving at Colchester, Kerry Court (East Gates). Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 49 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Clacton-on-Sea and arriving at Colchester. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 26 min.

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The distance between Clacton-on-Sea and Colchester is 13 miles. The road distance is 15.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Clacton-on-Sea to Colchester without a car is to train which takes 26 min and costs £6 - £10.

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The train from Clacton-on-Sea to Colchester takes 26 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Clacton-on-Sea to Colchester bus services, operated by First in Essex, depart from Clacton, Pier Avenue (Clacton Pier Ave) station.

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Clacton-on-Sea to Colchester train services, operated by Greater Anglia, depart from Clacton-on-Sea station.

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The best way to get from Clacton-on-Sea to Colchester is to train which takes 26 min and costs £6 - £10. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £4 - £7 and takes 49 min.

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Clacton-on-Sea to Colchester bus services, operated by First in Essex, arrive at Colchester, Kerry Court (East Gates) station.

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Clacton-on-Sea to Colchester train services, operated by Greater Anglia, arrive at Colchester station.

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Map of how to get from Clacton-on-Sea to Colchester.
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  • Distance: 12.8 miles
  • Duration: 26 min

What companies run services between Clacton-on-Sea, England and Colchester, England?

Greater Anglia operates a train from Clacton-on-Sea to Colchester hourly. Tickets cost $9 - $13 and the journey takes 26 min. Alternatively, First in Essex operates a bus from Clacton-on-Sea to Colchester every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $7 and the journey takes 49 min. Four other operators also service this route.

Train operators
Bus operators
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Clacton, Pier Avenue (Clacton Pier Ave) to Colchester, Kerry Court (East Gates)
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Website
firstgroup.com
Hedingham Omnibuses
Phone
+44 1206 769778
Email
services@hedingham.co.uk
Website
hedingham.co.uk
Bus from Clacton, Jackson Road (Clac Jackson Rd) to Colchester, Cannon Street
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
hedingham.co.uk
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 Clacton-on-Sea to Colchester
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
nationalexpress.com
Go Ride CIC
Bus from Clacton, Pier Avenue (Clacton Pier Ave) to Colchester, St. Andrew's Gardens
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7
Website
livewell.oxfordshire.gov.uk
Stephensons of Essex
Phone
01376 503050
Email
customerservices@stephensonsofessex.com
Website
stephensonsofessex.com
Bus from Clacton, Bryans Garage to Colchester, Essex County Hospital (Colch Essex Hosp)
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stephensonsofessex.com
Other operators
Taxi from Clacton-on-Sea to Colchester
Ave. Duration
20 min
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Avenue Taxis
Phone
+44 1473 888 888
Website
avenue-taxis.com
Hawk Express Cabs
Phone
+44 1473 222 222
Website
hawkexpresscabs.co.uk

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