There are 4 ways to get from Colchester to Kent by train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train via Ashford International  •  2 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Colchester to Stratford (London)
  2. Take the train from Stratford International to Ashford International

$56 - $83

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 28 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, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) to Lakeside, Bus Station (Lakeside) 100

$25 - $28

2 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Colchester Town to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to Lenham

$52 - $78

Drive  •  1 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Colchester to Kent 83.2 miles

$17 - $26

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The cheapest way to get from Colchester to Kent is to drive which costs £13 - £20 and takes 1 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Colchester to Kent is to drive which costs £13 - £20 and takes 1 h 29 min.

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The distance between Colchester and Kent is 47 miles. The road distance is 83.2 miles.

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It takes approximately 2 h 26 min to get from Colchester to Kent, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Colchester to Kent. However, there are services departing from Colchester Town Centre, Crouch Street and arriving at Lenham, Rayners Hill via Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn), Lakeside, Bus Station (Lakeside), Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre), Chatham Railway Station and Maidstone, The Cannon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 28 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Colchester to Kent. However, there are services departing from Colchester and arriving at Lenham via Stratford International and Ashford International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 26 min.

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

You can take a train from Colchester to Kent via Stratford (London), Stratford International, and Ashford International in around 2 h 26 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Colchester to Kent via Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn), Lakeside, Bus Station (Lakeside), Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre), Chatham, Fire Station, Chatham Railway Station, Maidstone, Pudding Lane (Medway Street), and Maidstone, The Cannon in around 7 h 28 min.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Colchester to Stratford (London)
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Colchester Town to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Stratford International to Ashford International
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$26 - $40
Train from London Victoria to Lenham
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $40
Bus operators
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Crouch Street to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) to Lakeside, Bus Station (Lakeside)
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk

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