There are 4 ways to get from Colchester to Forest Gate by train, bus or car

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Train  •  52 min

  1. Take the train from Colchester to Stratford (London)

£21 - £33

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Bus  •  2h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Colchester to Stansted Airport London National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Stansted Airport Coach Station to London Stratford City Bus Station Stansted Airport - London / ...

£11 - £18

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Train via Shenfield  •  1h 16m

  1. Take the train from Colchester to Shenfield
  2. Take the train from Shenfield to Forest Gate

£19 - £28

Drive  •  59 min

  1. Drive from Colchester to Forest Gate 52.7 miles

£8 - £13

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The cheapest way to get from Colchester to Forest Gate is to drive which costs £8 - £13 and takes 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Colchester to Forest Gate is to train which costs £21 - £35 and takes 52 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Colchester to Forest Gate station. However, there are services departing from Colchester and arriving at Forest Gate Station via London Stansted Airport Coach Station and Stratford City Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from Colchester to Forest Gate. However, there are services departing from Colchester and arriving at Forest Gate via Stratford (London). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 52 min.

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The distance between Colchester and Forest Gate is 45 miles. The road distance is 52.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Colchester to Forest Gate without a car is to train which takes 52 min and costs £21 - £35.

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It takes approximately 52 min to get from Colchester to Forest Gate, including transfers.

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

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Colchester to Forest Gate train services, operated by Greater Anglia, depart from Colchester station.

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The best way to get from Colchester to Forest Gate is to train which takes 52 min and costs £21 - £35. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £10 - £19 and takes 2h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Colchester to Forest Gate.
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  • Distance: 44.6 miles
  • Duration: 52 min

What companies run services between Colchester, England and Forest Gate, Greater London, England?

Greater Anglia operates a train from Colchester to Forest Gate every 20 minutes. Tickets cost £20 - £30 and the journey takes 43 min. London Overground also services this route hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Colchester to Forest Gate via London Stansted Airport Coach Station, London Stratford City Bus Station, and Stratford City Bus Station in around 2h 10m.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Train from Colchester to Stratford (London)
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£20 - £30
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Colchester to Shenfield
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£13 - £20
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
London Overground
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Colchester to Stratford (London)
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
London Overground
Train from Colchester to Shenfield
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
London Overground
TfL Rail
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Shenfield to Forest Gate
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£5 - £8
Website
TfL Rail
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Colchester to Stansted Airport London
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £7
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National Express
Bus from Stansted Airport London to London Stratford also for Westfield
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£4 - £6
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National Express
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street to Stansted Airport, Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
Arriva UK
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Airport Bus Express
Phone
0044 (0) 1279681984
Email
info@airportbusexpress.co.uk
Website
airportbusexpress.co.uk
Bus from London Stansted Airport Coach Station to London Stratford City Bus Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£10
Website
Airport Bus Express

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Colchester to Forest Gate bus services, operated by Airport Bus Express, arrive at London Stratford City Bus Station.

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Colchester to Forest Gate train services, operated by Greater Anglia, arrive at Stratford (London) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Colchester to Forest Gate is 53 miles. It takes approximately 59 min to drive from Colchester to Forest Gate.

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