There are 4 ways to get from Colchester to St Albans by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Colchester to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from Farringdon to St Albans City

$36 - $50

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Bus  •  3 h 4 min

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

$17 - $34

2 alternative options

Bus via Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Colchester Town Centre, Crouch Street to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) 70 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn) to St Albans City Railway Station 724

$26 - $29

Drive  •  1 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Colchester to St Albans 70.4 miles

$15 - $22

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Colchester to St Albans. However, there are services departing from Colchester and arriving at St Albans, Lattimore Road via Stansted Airport London and Hatfield, The Galleria. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 4 min.

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The distance between Colchester and St Albans is 54 miles. The road distance is 70.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Colchester to St Albans without a car is to train which takes 1 h 44 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 44 min to get from Colchester to St Albans, including transfers.

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Colchester to St Albans bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Colchester station.

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The best way to get from Colchester to St Albans is to train which takes 1 h 44 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3 h 4 min.

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Colchester to St Albans bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Hatfield station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Colchester to St Albans is 70 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 10 min to drive from Colchester to St Albans.

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There are 468+ hotels available in St Albans. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Colchester to St Albans.
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  • Distance: 54 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 44 min

What companies run services between Colchester, England and St Albans, England?

You can take a train from Colchester to St Albans via London Liverpool Street, Liverpool Street Underground Station, Farringdon Underground Station, and Farringdon in around 1 h 44 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Colchester to St Albans via Stansted Airport London, Hatfield, and Hatfield, The Galleria in around 3 h 4 min.

Train operators
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
Bus from Stansted Airport London to Hatfield
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $13
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
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Crouch Street to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Website
firstgroup.com
Green Line (operated by Arriva)
Phone
0344 801 7261
Email
greenline.customerservices@googlemail.com
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn) to St Albans City Railway Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
Green Line
Book at
Green Line (Arriva)

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