There are 6 ways to get from Colchester to Saffron Walden by bus, train, taxi or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus  •  1 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Colchester to Stansted Airport London National Express / ...

$14 - $57

Cheapest option

Bus, line 6 bus  •  2 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Colchester to Stansted Airport London National Express / ...
  2. Take the line 6 bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Saffron Walden, East Street 6

$13 - $21

4 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Colchester to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Audley End

$44 - $61

Bus, line 133 bus, line 6 bus  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Colchester Town Centre, St. John's Street to Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk) 70 / ...
  2. Take the line 133 bus from Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk) to Stansted Airport, Coach Station 133
  3. Take the line 6 bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Saffron Walden, East Street 6

$17 - $22

Taxi  •  51 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colchester to Saffron Walden 40.8 miles

$100 - $130

Drive  •  51 min

  1. Drive from Colchester to Saffron Walden 40.8 miles

$8 - $13

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Colchester to Saffron Walden. However, there are services departing from Colchester and arriving at Saffron Walden, East Street via Stansted Airport, Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 1 min.

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The distance between Colchester and Saffron Walden is 30 miles. The road distance is 40.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Colchester to Saffron Walden without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 50 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 50 min to get from Colchester to Saffron Walden, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Colchester to Saffron Walden is to bus which takes 1 h 50 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 2 h 45 min.

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Colchester to Saffron Walden bus services, operated by Stephensons of Essex, arrive at Saffron Walden, East Street station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Colchester to Saffron Walden is 41 miles. It takes approximately 51 min to drive from Colchester to Saffron Walden.

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There are 400+ hotels available in Saffron Walden. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Colchester to Saffron Walden.
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  • Distance: 29.8 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 50 min

What companies run services between Colchester, England and Saffron Walden, England?

National Express operates a bus from Colchester to Saffron Walden every 2 hours. Tickets cost $8 - $14 and the journey takes 50 min. Arriva UK also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Colchester to Saffron Walden via London Liverpool Street, Audley End, and Audley End, Railway Station in around 2 h 45 min.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.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
Train from London Liverpool Street to Audley End
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
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
50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street (Colch Bus Stn) to Stansted Airport, Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street (Colch Bus Stn) to Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk)
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk) to Stansted Airport, Coach Station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Stephensons of Essex
Phone
01376 503050
Email
customerservices@stephensonsofessex.com
Website
stephensonsofessex.com
Bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Saffron Walden, East Street
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stephensonsofessex.com
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, St. John's Street to Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk)
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Website
firstgroup.com
Other operators
Taxi from Colchester to Saffron Walden
Ave. Duration
51 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130
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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