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There are 3 ways to get from Colchester to Hertford by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2h 9m

  1. Take the train from Colchester to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Hertford East

£25 - £36

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Bus, line 510 bus  •  3h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Colchester to Stansted Airport London National Express
  2. Take the line 510 bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station 510 / ...

£23 - £30

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Drive  •  1h

  1. Drive from Colchester to Hertford 53.1 miles

£8 - £13

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The cheapest way to get from Colchester to Hertford is to drive which costs £8 - £13 and takes 1h.

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The quickest way to get from Colchester to Hertford is to drive which costs £8 - £13 and takes 1h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Colchester to Hertford station. However, there are services departing from Colchester and arriving at Hertford, Bus Station via Stansted Airport, Coach Station and Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 6m.

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No, there is no direct train from Colchester to Hertford. However, there are services departing from Colchester and arriving at Hertford East via London Liverpool Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 9m.

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The distance between Colchester and Hertford is 43 miles. The road distance is 53.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Colchester to Hertford without a car is to train which takes 2h 9m and costs £24 - £40.

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It takes approximately 2h 9m to get from Colchester to Hertford, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Colchester to Hertford is to train which takes 2h 9m and costs £24 - £40. Alternatively, you can bus and line 510 bus, which costs £23 - £35 and takes 3h 6m.

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Map of how to get from Colchester to Hertford.
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  • Distance: 42.7 miles
  • Duration: 2h 9m

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

You can take a train from Colchester to Hertford via London Liverpool Street in around 2h 9m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Colchester to Hertford via Stansted Airport, Coach Station and Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station in around 3h 6m.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Colchester to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
58m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£17 - £25
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Hertford East
Ave. Duration
49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £11
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
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
50m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£8 - £14
Book at
National Express
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Website
Arriva UK
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk

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Colchester to Hertford bus services, operated by Arriva UK, arrive at Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station.

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Colchester to Hertford train services, operated by Greater Anglia, arrive at Hertford East station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Colchester to Hertford is 53 miles. It takes approximately 1h to drive from Colchester to Hertford.

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