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There are 6 ways to get from Colchester to Southend Airport (SEN) by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Train  •  1 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Colchester to Shenfield
  2. Take the train from Shenfield to Southend Airport

$24 - $35

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Bus  •  3 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station 70 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station to Southend Airport, London Southend Airport X30

Bus, line 3 bus  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station 70 / ...
  2. Take the line 3 bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station to Rayleigh, Eastwood Road 3

Taxi  •  45 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colchester to Southend Airport (SEN) 41 miles

$180 - $220

Drive  •  45 min

  1. Drive from Colchester to Southend Airport (SEN) 41 miles

$8 - $13

Towncar  •  45 min

  1. Take a town car from Colchester to Southend Airport 41 miles

$150 - $220

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The cheapest way to get from Colchester to Southend Airport (SEN) is to drive which costs £6 - £10 and takes 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Colchester to Southend Airport (SEN) is to taxi which costs £130 - £170 and takes 45 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Colchester to Southend Airport (SEN). However, there are services departing from Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street and arriving at Southend Airport, London Southend Airport via Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 11 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Colchester to Southend Airport (SEN). However, there are services departing from Colchester and arriving at Southend Airport via Shenfield. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 13 min.

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The distance between Colchester and Southend Airport (SEN) is 24 miles. The road distance is 41 miles.

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The best way to get from Colchester to Southend Airport (SEN) without a car is to train which takes 1 h 13 min and costs £18 - £27.

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It takes approximately 1 h 13 min to get from Colchester to Southend Airport (SEN), including transfers.

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Colchester to Southend Airport (SEN) bus services, operated by First in Essex, depart from Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street station.

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Colchester to Southend Airport (SEN) train services, operated by Greater Anglia, depart from Colchester station.

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The best way to get from Colchester to Southend Airport (SEN) is to train which takes 1 h 13 min and costs £18 - £27. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3 h 11 min.

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Map of how to get from Colchester to Southend Airport (SEN).
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  • Distance: 24 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 13 min

What companies run services between Colchester, England and Southend Airport (SEN), England?

You can take a train from Colchester to Southend Airport (SEN) via Shenfield in around 1 h 13 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Colchester to Southend Airport (SEN) via Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station in around 3 h 11 min.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Colchester to Shenfield
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Shenfield to Southend Airport
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $14
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
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station to Southend Airport, London Southend Airport
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
firstgroup.com
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 Chelmsford
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
National Express
Arrow Taxi
Phone
+44 1903 212121
Email
enquiries@arrowtaxigroup.co.uk
Website
arrowtaxigroup.co.uk
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station to Rayleigh, Eastwood Road
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
arrowtaxigroup.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Colchester to Southend Airport (SEN)
Ave. Duration
45 min
Estimated price
$180 - $220
Hawk Express Cabs
Phone
+44 1473 222 222
Website
hawkexpresscabs.co.uk
Avenue Taxis
Phone
+44 1473 888 888
Website
avenue-taxis.com
Jayride
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Colchester to Southend Airport
Estimated price
$150 - $220

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Colchester to Southend Airport (SEN) bus services, operated by First in Essex, arrive at Southend Airport, London Southend Airport station.

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Colchester to Southend Airport (SEN) train services, operated by Greater Anglia, arrive at Southend Airport station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Colchester to Southend Airport (SEN) is 41 miles. It takes approximately 45 min to drive from Colchester to Southend Airport (SEN).

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