There are 6 ways to get from Colchester to Harlow by train, bus, taxi or car

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, bus  •  1 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Colchester to Chelmsford
  2. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station to Harlow, Burnt Mill School 59

$16 - $23

Cheapest option

Bus, line 508 bus  •  1 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Colchester to Stansted Airport London National Express / ...
  2. Take the line 508 bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Harlow, Burnt Mill School 509 / ...

$14 - $22

4 alternative options

Train  •  1 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Colchester to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Harlow Town Stansted Express

$46 - $55

Bus  •  2 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Colchester Town Centre, Crouch Street to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) 70 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station to Harlow, Burnt Mill School 59

$15 - $18

Taxi  •  51 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colchester to Harlow 44.1 miles

$190 - $240

Drive  •  51 min

  1. Drive from Colchester to Harlow 44.1 miles

$9 - $14

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Colchester to Harlow is to drive which costs £7 - £11 and takes 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Colchester to Harlow is to taxi which costs £150 - £180 and takes 51 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Colchester to Harlow. However, there are services departing from Colchester and arriving at Harlow, Burnt Mill School via Stansted Airport, Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 43 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Colchester to Harlow. However, there are services departing from Colchester and arriving at Harlow Town via London Liverpool Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 32 min.

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The distance between Colchester and Harlow is 35 miles. The road distance is 44.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Colchester to Harlow without a car is to train and bus which takes 1 h 29 min and costs £12 - £18.

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It takes approximately 1 h 29 min to get from Colchester to Harlow, including transfers.

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

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Map of how to get from Colchester to Harlow.
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  • Distance: 34.9 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 29 min

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

You can take a train from Colchester to Harlow via London Liverpool Street in around 1 h 32 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Colchester to Harlow via Stansted Airport London and Stansted Airport, Coach Station in around 1 h 43 min.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Colchester to Chelmsford
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.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
Stansted Express
Website
stanstedexpress.com
Train from London Liverpool Street to Harlow Town
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
stanstedexpress.com
Standard
$22
First
$37
Business
$32
Bus operators
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station to Harlow, Burnt Mill School
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Harlow, Burnt Mill School
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) to Harlow, Burnt Mill School
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Crouch Street to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Website
firstgroup.com
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
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
Taxi from Colchester to Harlow
Ave. Duration
51 min
Estimated price
$190 - $240
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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