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

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Train  •  1h 3m

  1. Take the train from Colchester to Shenfield
  2. Take the train from Shenfield to Rayleigh

£15 - £22

3 alternative options

Line 71 bus, bus  •  2h 51m

  1. Take the line 71 bus from Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station 71 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station to Leigh-on-Sea, Kent Elms Corner North X30

Taxi  •  37m

  1. Take a taxi from Colchester to Rayleigh 35.4 miles

£75 - £95

Drive  •  37m

  1. Drive from Colchester to Rayleigh 35.4 miles

£5 - £9

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The cheapest way to get from Colchester to Rayleigh is to drive which costs £5 - £9 and takes 37m.

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The quickest way to get from Colchester to Rayleigh is to taxi which costs £75 - £95 and takes 37m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Colchester to Rayleigh. However, there are services departing from Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street and arriving at Rayleigh, Eastwood Road via Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station and Leigh-on-Sea, Kent Elms Corner North. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 51m.

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No, there is no direct train from Colchester to Rayleigh. However, there are services departing from Colchester and arriving at Rayleigh via Shenfield. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 3m.

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The distance between Colchester and Rayleigh is 25 miles. The road distance is 35.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Colchester to Rayleigh without a car is to train which takes 1h 3m and costs £15 - £22.

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It takes approximately 1h 3m to get from Colchester to Rayleigh, including transfers.

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Colchester to Rayleigh bus services, operated by First in Essex, depart from Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street station.

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

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The best way to get from Colchester to Rayleigh is to train which takes 1h 3m and costs £15 - £22. Alternatively, you can line 71 bus and bus, which costs and takes 2h 51m.

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Map of how to get from Colchester to Rayleigh.
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  • Distance: 24.7 miles
  • Duration: 1h 3m

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

You can take a train from Colchester to Rayleigh via Shenfield in around 1h 3m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Colchester to Rayleigh via Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station and Leigh-on-Sea, Kent Elms Corner North in around 2h 51m.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Colchester to Shenfield
Ave. Duration
34m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£11 - £16
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Shenfield to Rayleigh
Ave. Duration
17m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
First in Essex
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station to Leigh-on-Sea, Kent Elms Corner North
Ave. Duration
37m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
First in Essex
Other operators
Taxi from Colchester to Rayleigh
Ave. Duration
37m
Estimated price
£75 - £95
Hawk Express Cabs
Phone
+44 1473 222 222
Website
hawkexpresscabs.co.uk
Avenue Taxis
Phone
+44 1473 888 888
Website
avenue-taxis.co.uk

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Colchester to Rayleigh bus services, operated by First in Essex, arrive at Leigh-on-Sea, Kent Elms Corner North station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Colchester to Rayleigh is 35 miles. It takes approximately 37m to drive from Colchester to Rayleigh.

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