Duration 1h 43m
Distance 99.5 miles
Average price £45
Possible routes 5 found

There are 5 ways to get from Colchester to Sussex by train, bus or car

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Train  •  4h 31m

  1. Take the train from Colchester to Stratford (London)
  2. Take the train from London Bridge to Uckfield

£38 - £76

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Bus  •  7h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Colchester to Heathrow Airport London T5 National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T5 to Gatwick Airport London North National Express / ...

£16 - £22

3 alternative options

Train via East Grinstead Rail Station  •  4h 41m

  1. Take the train from Colchester to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to East Grinstead
  3. Take the train from East Grinstead Rail Station to Sheffield Park

£45 - £73

Train via East Grinstead Rail Station #2  •  5h 6m

  1. Take the train from Colchester to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from Farringdon to East Grinstead
  3. Take the train from East Grinstead Rail Station to Sheffield Park

£49 - £64

Drive  •  1h 43m

  1. Drive from Colchester to Sussex 99.5 miles

£16 - £24

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Want to know about travelling from Colchester to Sussex? We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions from our users such as: What is the cheapest mode of transport?, What is the quickest option?, How much do tickets usually cost? and many more.

The cheapest way to get from Colchester to Sussex is to bus which costs £15 - £23 and takes 7h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from Colchester to Sussex is to drive which costs £16 - £24 and takes 1h 43m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Colchester to Sussex. However, there are services departing from Colchester and arriving at Sheffield Park Entrance via Heathrow Airport London T5, North Terminal Bus Station, Crawley, Bus Station and Forest Row, Post Horn Lane. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 51m.

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No, there is no direct train from Colchester to Sussex. However, there are services departing from Colchester and arriving at Sheffield Park via Liverpool Street station, London Victoria and East Grinstead Rail Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 41m.

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The distance between Colchester and Sussex is 73 miles. The road distance is 99.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Colchester to Sussex without a car is to train which takes 4h 31m and costs £35 - £80.

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It takes approximately 4h 31m to get from Colchester to Sussex, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Colchester to Sussex is to train which takes 4h 31m and costs £35 - £80. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £15 - £23 and takes 7h 51m.

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Colchester to Sussex bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Gatwick Airport London North station.

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Colchester to Sussex train services, operated by Bluebell Railway, arrive at Sheffield Park station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Colchester to Sussex is 100 miles. It takes approximately 1h 43m to drive from Colchester to Sussex.

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There are 1070+ hotels available in Sussex. Prices start at £75 per night.

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What companies run services between Colchester and Sussex?

You can take a train from Colchester to Sussex via Stratford (London), Stratford station, London Bridge station, London Bridge, Uckfield, Uckfield, Bus Station, and Sheffield Park Entrance in around 4h 31m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Colchester to Sussex via Heathrow Airport London T5, Gatwick Airport London North, North Terminal Bus Station, Crawley, Bus Station, Forest Row, Post Horn Lane, and Sheffield Park Entrance in around 7h 51m.
Train operators
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£20 - £30
Train from Colchester to Stratford (London)
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£20 - £30
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Colchester to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£22 - £35
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk

Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly

About London Overground

Train from Colchester to Stratford (London)
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
London Overground
Train from Colchester to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
London Overground

Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£14 - £40
Train from London Bridge to Uckfield
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£14 - £40
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Standard
£14 - £20
Anytime 1st Class
£28 - £40
Train from London Victoria to East Grinstead
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£10 - £26
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Standard
£10 - £14
Anytime 1st Class
£19 - £26

Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£9
Train from East Grinstead Rail Station to Sheffield Park
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£9
Website
Bluebell Railway
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£14 - £18

About Thameslink

Train from Farringdon to East Grinstead
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£14 - £18
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£14 - £18

Bus operators
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£6 - £9

About National Express

Bus from Colchester to Heathrow Airport London T5
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£6 - £9
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National Express
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T5 to Gatwick Airport London North
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£5 - £7
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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.

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