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

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Train  •  28 min

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

$9 - $13

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Bus  •  52 min

  1. Take the bus from Town station to Clacton, Pier Avenue 97A / ...

$6 - $9

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  21 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colchester to Clacton-on-Sea 15.6 miles

$40 - $55

Drive  •  21 min

  1. Drive from Colchester to Clacton-on-Sea 15.6 miles

$3 - $5

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The cheapest way to get from Colchester to Clacton-on-Sea is to drive which costs £2 - £4 and takes 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Colchester to Clacton-on-Sea is to taxi which costs £30 - £40 and takes 21 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Town station station and arriving at Clacton, Pier Avenue. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 52 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Colchester and arriving at Clacton-on-Sea. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 28 min.

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The distance between Colchester and Clacton-on-Sea is 13 miles. The road distance is 15.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Colchester to Clacton-on-Sea without a car is to train which takes 28 min and costs £6 - £10.

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The train from Colchester to Clacton-on-Sea takes 28 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Colchester to Clacton-on-Sea bus services, operated by First in Essex, arrive at Town station.

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

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The best way to get from Colchester to Clacton-on-Sea is to train which takes 28 min and costs £6 - £10. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £4 - £7 and takes 52 min.

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Map of how to get from Colchester to Clacton-on-Sea.
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  • Distance: 12.8 miles
  • Duration: 28 min

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

Greater Anglia operates a train from Colchester to Clacton-on-Sea hourly. Tickets cost $9 - $13 and the journey takes 28 min. Alternatively, First in Essex operates a bus from Colchester to Clacton-on-Sea every 30 minutes, and the journey takes 52 min. Four other operators also service this route.

Train operators
Bus operators
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Town station to Clacton, Pier Avenue
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
firstgroup.com
Hedingham Omnibuses
Phone
+44 1206 769778
Email
services@hedingham.co.uk
Website
hedingham.co.uk
Bus from Town station to Clacton, Pier Avenue
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
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 Colchester to Clacton-on-Sea
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stephensons of Essex
Phone
01376 503050
Email
customerservices@stephensonsofessex.com
Website
stephensonsofessex.com
Bus from Town station to Clacton, Bryans Garage
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
stephensonsofessex.com
Go Ride CIC
Bus from Colchester, Clingoe Hill to Clacton, Pier Avenue
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
livewell.oxfordshire.gov.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Colchester to Clacton-on-Sea
Ave. Duration
21 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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Colchester to Clacton-on-Sea bus services, operated by First in Essex, arrive at Clacton, Pier Avenue station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Colchester to Clacton-on-Sea is 16 miles. It takes approximately 21 min to drive from Colchester to Clacton-on-Sea.

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