There are 4 ways to get from Colchester to Ashford by train, bus 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.

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Train  •  1 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Colchester to Stratford (London)
  2. Take the train from Stratford International to Ashford International

$49 - $73

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Bus, train  •  2 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Colchester to Stansted Airport London 250 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Stansted Airport London to London Stratford also for Westfield
  3. Take the train from Stratford International to Ashford International

$40 - $67

2 alternative options

Bus, train via Ebbsfleet International Railway Station  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Colchester Town Centre, Crouch Street to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) 70 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) to Lakeside, Bus Station (Lakeside) 100
  3. Take the train from Ebbsfleet International to Ashford International Est

$47 - $58

Drive  •  1 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Colchester to Ashford 91.5 miles

$19 - $29

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct train from Colchester to Ashford. However, there are services departing from Colchester and arriving at Ashford International via Stratford DLR Station and Stratford International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 41 min.

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The distance between Colchester and Ashford is 52 miles. The road distance is 91.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Colchester to Ashford without a car is to train which takes 1 h 41 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 41 min to get from Colchester to Ashford, including transfers.

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

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Colchester to Ashford train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Ashford International station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Colchester to Ashford is 92 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 34 min to drive from Colchester to Ashford.

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There are 664+ hotels available in Ashford. Prices start at $84 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Colchester to Ashford.
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  • Distance: 51.6 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 41 min

What companies run services between Colchester, England and Ashford, England?

You can take a train from Colchester to Ashford via Stratford (London), Stratford DLR Station, Stratford International DLR Station, and Stratford International in around 1 h 41 min.

Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Stratford International to Ashford International
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$26 - $40
Train from Ebbsfleet International to Ashford International
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$21 - $29
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $27
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Ebbsfleet International to Ashford(Kent) Int.
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $29
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$26 - $29
Premier
$35 - $50
Bus operators
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 Colchester to Stansted Airport London
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Stansted Airport London to London Stratford also for Westfield
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street (Colch Bus Stn) to Stansted Airport, Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Crouch Street to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) to Lakeside, Bus Station (Lakeside)
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Website
firstgroup.com

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