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There are 7 ways to get from Colchester to Cornwall by train, plane, bus or car

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Train to London Heathrow, fly  •  4h 18m

  1. Take the train from Colchester to London Liverpool Street
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Newquay (NQY) LHR - NQY

£186 - £432

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Bus  •  9h 40m

  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 Lanivet National Express

£32 - £73

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Train to Southend, fly  •  4h 6m

  1. Take the train from Colchester to Shenfield
  2. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Newquay (NQY) SEN - NQY

£137 - £448

Train, train to Birmingham, fly  •  5h 17m

  1. Take the train from Colchester to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Birmingham International
  3. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Newquay (NQY) BHX - NQY

£141 - £397

Train  •  7h 28m

  1. Take the train from Colchester to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Par

£127 - £241

Train via Exeter  •  8h 56m

  1. Take the train from Colchester to Stratford (London)
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Exeter St Davids
  3. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Luxulyan

£89 - £196

Drive  •  5h 23m

  1. Drive from Colchester to Cornwall 319.8 miles

£50 - £80

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The cheapest way to get from Colchester to Cornwall is to drive which costs £50 - £80 and takes 5h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Colchester to Cornwall is to train and fly which costs £130 - £450 and takes 4h 6m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Colchester to Cornwall. However, there are services departing from Colchester and arriving at Lanivet via Heathrow Airport London T2,3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 40m.

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The distance between Colchester and Cornwall is 267 miles. The road distance is 319.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Colchester to Cornwall without a car is to train which takes 7h 28m and costs £120 - £250.

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It takes approximately 4h 18m to get from Colchester to Cornwall, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Colchester to Cornwall is to train which takes 7h 28m and costs £120 - £250. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £30 - £75 and takes 9h 40m.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Newquay Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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

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Map of how to get from Colchester to Cornwall.
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  • Distance: 266.8 miles
  • Duration: 4h 18m

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

You can take a train from Colchester to Cornwall via London Liverpool Street, Liverpool Street station, Lancaster Gate station, London Paddington, and Par in around 7h 28m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Colchester to Cornwall via Heathrow Airport London T2,3 in around 9h 40m.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £600
Flights from Southend to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£80 - £370
Flights from Birmingham to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £240
Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Colchester to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
58m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£22 - £35
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Colchester to Shenfield
Ave. Duration
34m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£13 - £20
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Colchester to Stratford (London)
Ave. Duration
49m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£20 - £30
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Virgin West Coast Trains
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Par
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£100 - £200
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
£50 - £85
Advanced Single
£55 - £80
Anytime Day Single
£100 - £200
Train from Exeter St Davids to Luxulyan
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£35 - £70
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
£20 - £35
Advanced Single
£21 - £35
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £70
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 3 hours
Estimated price
£14 - £24
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National Express
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Lanivet
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£18 - £50
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Yes, the driving distance between Colchester to Cornwall is 320 miles. It takes approximately 5h 23m to drive from Colchester to Cornwall.

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Flybe offers flights from London Heathrow Airport to Newquay Airport.

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Book your Colchester to Cornwall bus tickets online with Distribusion and Distribusion.

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There are 2373+ hotels available in Cornwall. Prices start at £84 per night.

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