There are 3 ways to get from Colchester to Banbury by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2h 33m

  1. Take the train from Colchester to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from London Marylebone to Banbury

£56 - £88

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Bus  •  4h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Colchester to Heathrow Airport London T2,3 National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Banbury National Express

£12 - £16

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Drive  •  2h 18m

  1. Drive from Colchester to Banbury 118 miles

£19 - £29

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The cheapest way to get from Colchester to Banbury is to bus which costs £11 - £17 and takes 4h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Colchester to Banbury is to drive which costs £19 - £29 and takes 2h 18m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Colchester to Banbury. However, there are services departing from Colchester and arriving at Banbury via Heathrow Airport London T2,3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Colchester to Banbury. However, there are services departing from Colchester and arriving at Banbury via Liverpool Street station and London Marylebone. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 33m.

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The distance between Colchester and Banbury is 97 miles. The road distance is 118 miles.

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The best way to get from Colchester to Banbury without a car is to train which takes 2h 33m and costs £55 - £90.

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It takes approximately 2h 33m to get from Colchester to Banbury, including transfers.

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Colchester to Banbury bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Colchester station.

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

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The best way to get from Colchester to Banbury is to train which takes 2h 33m and costs £55 - £90. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £11 - £17 and takes 4h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Colchester to Banbury.
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  • Distance: 96.9 miles
  • Duration: 2h 33m

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

You can take a train from Colchester to Banbury via London Liverpool Street, Liverpool Street station, Baker Street station, and London Marylebone in around 2h 33m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Colchester to Banbury via Heathrow Airport London T2,3 in around 4h 45m.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
London Overground
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Colchester to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
London Overground
Chiltern Railways
Phone
+44 345 600 5165
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Train from London Marylebone to Banbury
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£30 - £50
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Advance Single
£17 - £25
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £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.

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Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Colchester to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£6 - £9
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National Express
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Banbury
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£5 - £8
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National Express

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Colchester to Banbury bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Banbury station.

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Colchester to Banbury train services, operated by Chiltern Railways, arrive at Banbury station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Colchester to Banbury is 118 miles. It takes approximately 2h 18m to drive from Colchester to Banbury.

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