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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  26 min

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

$9 - $13

Cheapest option

Bus  •  47 min

  1. Take the bus from Clacton, Jackson Road (Clac Jackson Rd) to Colchester, Kerry Court (East Gates) 72 / ...

$5 - $10

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

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, Arriva UK operates a bus from Clacton-on-Sea to Colchester every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $5 - $8 and the journey takes 47 min. Three 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 Clacton, Jackson Road (Clac Jackson Rd) to Colchester, Kerry Court (East Gates)
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
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 Clacton, Anchor Road to Colchester, Cannon Street
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
hedingham.co.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
$8
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Clacton-on-Sea and Colchester is 21 km. The road distance is 25 km.

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

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

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

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Clacton, Jackson Road (Clac Jackson Rd) and arriving at Colchester, Kerry Court (East Gates). Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 47 min.

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