There are 3 ways to get from Colchester to Mersea Island by bus, taxi or foot

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Bus  •  19 min

  1. Take the bus from Colchester Town Centre, Greyfriars to Wivenhoe, Heath Road 62 / ...

$4

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  6 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colchester to Wivenhoe 3.7 miles

$14 - $17

Walk  •  1 h 11 min

  1. Walk from Colchester to Wivenhoe 3.7 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Colchester to Mersea Island is to bus which costs £3 and takes 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Colchester to Mersea Island is to taxi which costs £10 - £13 and takes 6 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Colchester Town Centre, Greyfriars and arriving at Wivenhoe, Heath Road. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 19 min.

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The distance between Colchester and Mersea Island is 8 miles.

The best way to get from Colchester to Mersea Island without a car is to bus which takes 19 min and costs £3.

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The bus from Colchester Town Centre, Greyfriars to Wivenhoe, Heath Road takes 19 min including transfers and departs every 10 minutes.

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Colchester to Mersea Island bus services, operated by First in Essex, depart from Colchester Town Centre, Greyfriars station.

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Colchester to Mersea Island bus services, operated by First in Essex, arrive at Wivenhoe, Heath Road station.

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There are 185+ hotels available in Mersea Island. Prices start at $72 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Colchester to Mersea Island.
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  • Distance: 7.6 miles
  • Duration: 19 min

What companies run services between Colchester, England and Mersea Island, England?

First in Essex operates a bus from Colchester to Wivenhoe every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $4 and the journey takes 19 min. New Horizon Travel also services this route once daily.

Bus operators
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Greyfriars to Wivenhoe, Heath Road
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Website
firstgroup.com
New Horizon Travel
Phone
01206 255 255
Email
nhtltd@aol.com
Website
horizonbus.co.uk
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Greyfriars to Wivenhoe, Heath Road
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
horizonbus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Colchester to Wivenhoe
Ave. Duration
6 min
Estimated price
$14 - $17
Avenue Taxis
Phone
+44 1473 888 888
Website
avenue-taxis.com
Hawk Express Cabs
Phone
+44 1473 222 222
Website
hawkexpresscabs.co.uk

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