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There are 3 ways to get from Colchester to Kent by train or car

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Train via Ashford International  •  2 h 28 min

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

$57 - $86

Cheapest option

Train  •  3 h 10 min

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

$50 - $71

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Colchester to Kent 81.7 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 26 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 26 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 DLR Station, Stratford International and Ashford International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 28 min.

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The distance between Colchester and Kent is 45 miles. The road distance is 81.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Colchester to Kent without a car is to train which takes 2 h 28 min and costs £40 - £70.

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It takes approximately 2 h 28 min to get from Colchester to Kent, including transfers.

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

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Colchester to Kent train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Ashford International station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Colchester to Kent is 82 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 26 min to drive from Colchester to Kent.

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There are 378+ hotels available in Kent. Prices start at $76 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Colchester to Kent.
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  • Distance: 45.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 28 min

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

You can take a train from Colchester to Kent via Stratford (London), Stratford DLR Station, Stratford International DLR Station, Stratford International, and Ashford International in around 2 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 - $30
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Colchester to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $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 - $35
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $35

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