There are 3 ways to get from Colchester to Charlton by train, night bus or car
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Take the train from Colchester to Stratford (London)
Take the train from London Waterloo to Upper Halliford
Take the night bus from Colchester East Hill/High Street to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
1 alternative option
Drive from Colchester to Charlton
Colchester to Charlton by train and subway
The journey time between Colchester and Charlton is around 2h 22m and covers a distance of around 76 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 26 min. The fastest journey normally takes 1h 56m. Operated by Greater Anglia, London Underground (Tube) and South Western Railway, the Colchester to Charlton service departs from Colchester and arrives in Upper Halliford. Typically 251 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.
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The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.
Colchester to Charlton train and subway schedules
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Charlton is 111.
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Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from Colchester to Charlton is to night bus which costs £12 - £17 and takes 3h 35m.
The quickest way to get from Colchester to Charlton is to drive which costs £15 - £23 and takes 1h 40m.
No, there is no direct train from Colchester to Charlton. However, there are services departing from Colchester and arriving at Upper Halliford via Stratford station and London Waterloo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 19m.
The distance between Colchester and Charlton is 67 miles. The road distance is 99.9 miles.
The best way to get from Colchester to Charlton without a car is to train which takes 2h 19m and costs £30 - £55.
It takes approximately 2h 19m to get from Colchester to Charlton, including transfers.
Colchester to Charlton train services, operated by Greater Anglia, depart from Colchester station.
Colchester to Charlton train services, operated by South Western Railway, arrive at Upper Halliford station.
Yes, the driving distance between Colchester to Charlton is 100 miles. It takes approximately 1h 40m to drive from Colchester to Charlton.
There are 2633+ hotels available in Charlton. Prices start at £75 per night.
What companies run services between Colchester, England and Charlton, Surrey, England?
You can take a train from Colchester to Charlton via Stratford (London), Stratford station, Waterloo station, and London Waterloo in around 2h 19m. Alternatively, National Express operates a vehicle from Colchester East Hill/High Street to Heathrow Airport London T2,3 once daily. Tickets cost £6 - £9 and the journey takes 2h 25m.
Train from Colchester to Stratford (London)
Train from London Waterloo to Upper Halliford
- Ave. Duration
- 48 min
- Estimated price
- £8 - £18
- Schedules at
- Anytime Day
- £8 - £11
- Anytime Day 1st Class
- £14 - £18
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.
Night bus from Colchester East Hill/High Street to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
- Ave. Duration
- 2h 25m
- Once daily
- Estimated price
- £6 - £9
- National Express
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