There are 5 ways to get from Colchester to Harwich by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  30 min

  1. Take the train from Colchester to Harwich Town

$9 - $14

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Bus  •  1 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Colchester Town Centre, Greyfriars to Harwich, Mayflower Avenue 102 / ...

$9

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Train via Manningtree  •  1 h

  1. Take the train from Colchester to Manningtree
  2. Take the train from Manningtree to Harwich Town

$9 - $14

Taxi  •  24 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colchester to Harwich 18.8 miles

$50 - $65

Drive  •  24 min

  1. Drive from Colchester to Harwich 18.8 miles

$4 - $6

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Colchester Town Centre, Greyfriars and arriving at Harwich, Mayflower Avenue. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 12 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Colchester and arriving at Harwich Town. Services depart three times a day. The journey takes approximately 30 min.

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The distance between Colchester and Harwich is 17 miles. The road distance is 18.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Colchester to Harwich without a car is to train which takes 30 min and costs .

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The train from Colchester to Harwich Town takes 30 min including transfers and departs three times a day.

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Colchester to Harwich bus services, operated by First in Essex, depart from Colchester Town Centre, Greyfriars station.

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

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The best way to get from Colchester to Harwich is to train which takes 30 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 1 h 12 min.

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Colchester to Harwich bus services, operated by First in Essex, arrive at Harwich, Mayflower Avenue station.

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Colchester to Harwich train services, operated by Greater Anglia, arrive at Harwich Town station.

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Map of how to get from Colchester to Harwich.
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  • Distance: 16.7 miles
  • Duration: 30 min

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

Greater Anglia operates a train from Colchester to Harwich 3 times a day. Tickets cost $9 - $14 and the journey takes 30 min. Alternatively, First in Essex operates a bus from Colchester to Harwich every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $9 and the journey takes 1 h 12 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Colchester to Harwich Town
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Colchester to Manningtree
Ave. Duration
7 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Manningtree to Harwich Town
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Greyfriars to Harwich, Mayflower Avenue
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Website
firstgroup.com
Panther Travel
Phone
+44 7918 649427
Email
info@bigblackpanther.com
Website
bustimes.org.uk
Bus from Colchester, Mascot Square to Harwich, Mayflower Avenue
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
bustimes.org.uk
Harwich Connexions Transport
Phone
01255 552010
Email
info@harwichconnexions.co.uk
Website
harwichconnexions.co.uk
Bus from Colchester, Essex County Hospital (Colch Essex Hosp) to Harwich, DaRT Harwich
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
harwichconnexions.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Colchester to Harwich
Ave. Duration
24 min
Estimated price
$50 - $65
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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Yes, the driving distance between Colchester to Harwich is 19 miles. It takes approximately 24 min to drive from Colchester to Harwich.

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