There are 9 ways to get from Colchester to Cornwall by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  7 h 4 min

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

$162 - $294

Cheapest option

Train, train to London Gatwick, fly to Newquay  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Colchester to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from London Bridge to Gatwick Airport
  3. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Newquay (NQY) LGW - NQY

$87 - $231

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Bus  •  9 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Colchester to London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 to Lanivet National Express

$106 - $126

Train, bus  •  10 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Colchester Town to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Exeter Central
  3. Take the bus from Exeter City Centre, Central Station to Tavistock, Bedford Square 123
  4. Take the bus from Tavistock, Bedford Square to Lanivet, Car Park 119

$106 - $146

Drive  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Colchester to Cornwall 319.8 miles

$65 - $100

Bus to London Stansted, fly to Newquay  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Colchester to London Stansted Airport
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Newquay (NQY) STN - NQY

$112 - $477

Train to London City, fly to Exeter, train  •  7 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Colchester to Stratford (London)
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Exeter (EXT) LCY - EXT
  3. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Bodmin Parkway

$130 - $381

Train, train to Birmingham, fly to Newquay  •  7 h 13 min

  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

$158 - $459

Train to Norwich, fly to Exeter, train  •  8 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Colchester to Norwich
  2. Fly from Norwich (NWI) to Exeter (EXT) NWI - EXT
  3. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Bodmin Parkway

$141 - $412

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Colchester to Cornwall is to drive which costs £50 - £80 and takes 5 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Colchester to Cornwall is to drive which costs £50 - £80 and takes 5 h 24 min.

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

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It takes approximately 7 h 4 min to get from Colchester to Cornwall, including transfers.

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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 London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 40 min.

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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 Underground Station, Lancaster Gate Underground Station, London Paddington, Bodmin Parkway, Bodmin Parkway Station, and Bodmin, Priory House in around 7 h 4 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Colchester to Cornwall via London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 in around 9 h 40 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Flights from London Stansted to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $450
Flights from London City to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $440
Flights from Birmingham to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Norwich to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $400
Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Colchester to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Colchester Town to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Colchester to Stratford (London)
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Colchester to Norwich
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Bodmin Parkway
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$130 - $250
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$65 - $110
Advanced Single
$70 - $100
Anytime Day Single
$130 - $250
Train from Exeter St Davids to Bodmin Parkway
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $40
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Bridge to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Exeter St Davids to Bodmin Parkway
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $55
Virgin West Coast Trains
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Colchester to London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 to Lanivet
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Colchester to London Stansted Airport
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Tavistock Country Bus
Phone
07580 260683
Website
tavistockcountrybus.co.uk
Bus from Exeter City Centre, Central Station to Tavistock, Bedford Square
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
tavistockcountrybus.co.uk
Bus from Tavistock, Bedford Square to Lanivet, Car Park
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
tavistockcountrybus.co.uk

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