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  •  43 min

  1. Take the bus from Colchester, Mascot Square to Clacton, Pier Avenue (Clacton Pier Ave) 97 / ...

$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 Colchester, Mascot Square and arriving at Clacton, Pier Avenue (Clacton Pier Ave). Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 43 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Colchester and arriving at Clacton-on-Sea. Services depart hourly. 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, depart from Colchester, Mascot Square station.

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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 15 minutes. Tickets cost $7 and the journey takes 43 min. Four other operators also service this route.

Train operators
Bus operators
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Colchester, Mascot Square to Clacton, Pier Avenue (Clacton Pier Ave)
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Website
firstgroup.com
Hedingham Omnibuses
Phone
+44 1206 769778
Email
services@hedingham.co.uk
Website
hedingham.co.uk
Bus from Colchester, Clingoe Hill to Clacton, Pier Avenue (Clacton Pier Ave)
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
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
Go Ride CIC
Bus from Colchester, Clingoe Hill to Clacton, Pier Avenue (Clacton Pier Ave)
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7
Website
livewell.oxfordshire.gov.uk
Stephensons of Essex
Phone
01376 503050
Email
customerservices@stephensonsofessex.com
Website
stephensonsofessex.com
Bus from Town Railway Station to Clacton, Bryans Garage
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stephensonsofessex.com
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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