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

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Train  •  30m

  1. Take the train from Colchester to Harwich Town

$9 - $14

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Train via Manningtree  •  1h

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

$9 - $13

3 alternative options

Bus  •  1h 12m

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

Taxi  •  24m

  1. Take a taxi from Colchester to Harwich 18.8 miles

$50 - $65

Drive  •  24m

  1. Drive from Colchester to Harwich 18.8 miles

$4 - $6

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The cheapest way to get from Colchester to Harwich is to drive which costs £3 - £5 and takes 24m.

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The quickest way to get from Colchester to Harwich is to taxi which costs £35 - £50 and takes 24m.

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

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

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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 30m and costs £7 - £11.

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The train from Colchester to Harwich Town takes 30m including transfers and departs four 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 30m and costs £7 - £11. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 1h 12m.

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

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

Greater Anglia operates a train from Colchester to Harwich 4 times a day. Tickets cost $9 - $14 and the journey takes 30m. Alternatively, First in Essex operates a bus from Colchester to Harwich hourly, and the journey takes 1h 12m. Panther Travel also services this route 4 times a day.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Colchester to Harwich Town
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Colchester to Manningtree
Ave. Duration
7m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Manningtree to Harwich Town
Ave. Duration
22m
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
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
firstgroup.com
Panther Travel
Phone
+44 7918 649427
Email
info@bigblackpanther.com
Website
bustimes.org.uk
Bus from Colchester, Kerry Court to Harwich, Mayflower Avenue
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
bustimes.org.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Colchester to Harwich
Ave. Duration
24m
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Hawk Express Cabs
Phone
+44 1473 222 222
Website
hawkexpresscabs.co.uk
Avenue Taxis
Phone
+44 1473 888 888
Website
avenue-taxis.com

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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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Yes, the driving distance between Colchester to Harwich is 19 miles. It takes approximately 24m to drive from Colchester to Harwich.

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