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

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Train  •  31 min

  1. Take the train from Colchester to Harwich Town

£8 - £13

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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

£8 - £13

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Bus  •  1h 12m

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

£8 - £9

Taxi  •  24 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colchester to Harwich 19 miles

£40 - £50

Drive  •  24 min

  1. Drive from Colchester to Harwich 19 miles

£3 - £5

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

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The quickest way to get from Colchester to Harwich is to taxi which costs £40 - £50 and takes 24 min.

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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 31 min.

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The distance between Colchester and Harwich is 17 miles. The road distance is 19 miles.

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The best way to get from Colchester to Harwich without a car is to train which takes 31 min and costs £8 - £13.

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The train from Colchester to Harwich Town takes 31 min 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 31 min and costs £8 - £13. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £8 - £9 and takes 1h 12m.

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

Greater Anglia operates a train from Colchester to Harwich Town 4 times a day. Tickets cost £8 - £13 and the journey takes 31 min. Alternatively, First in Essex operates a bus from Colchester Town Centre, Greyfriars to Harwich, Mayflower Avenue hourly. Tickets cost £8 - £9 and the journey takes 1h 12m. Panther Travel also services this route once daily.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Train from Colchester to Harwich Town
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£8 - £13
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Colchester to Manningtree
Ave. Duration
7 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£3 - £6
Website
greateranglia.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
greateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
London Overground
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Colchester to Manningtree
Ave. Duration
7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
London Overground
Bus operators
First in Essex
Phone
+44 345 646 0707
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Greyfriars to Harwich, Mayflower Avenue
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£8 - £9
Website
First in Essex
Panther Travel
Phone
01255 554974
Email
info@panther-travel.co.uk
Website
panther-travel.co.uk
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Greyfriars to Harwich, Mayflower Avenue
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Panther Travel
Other operators
Taxi from Colchester to Harwich
Ave. Duration
24 min
Estimated price
£40 - £50
Five & Five Fours
Phone
+44 1206 544 444
Website
minicabservices.com
Colchester Taxis
Phone
+44 800 644 1946
Website
taxis-colchester.co.uk
A B Taxis Colchester
Phone
+44 1206 701 701
Website
abtaxiscolchester.co.uk

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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 24 min to drive from Colchester to Harwich.

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