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There are 4 ways to get from Colchester to Sussex by train, night bus, bus or car

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Train via London

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

Cheapest option

Night bus, bus

  1. Take the night bus from Colchester East Hill/High Street to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Gatwick Airport, South Terminal Coach Station

2 alternative options

Train

  1. Take the train from Colchester to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to Haywards Heath

Drive

  1. Drive from Colchester to Sussex
Colchester → Sussex
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The cheapest way to get from Colchester to Sussex is to drive which costs £17 - £25 and takes 1h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Colchester to Sussex is to drive which costs £17 - £25 and takes 1h 43m.

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The distance between Colchester and Sussex is 73 miles. The road distance is 99.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Colchester to Sussex without a car is to train via London which takes 2h 3m and costs £50 - £90.

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It takes approximately 2h 3m to get from Colchester to Sussex, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Colchester to Sussex is 99 miles. It takes approximately 1h 43m to drive from Colchester to Sussex.

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Map of how to get from Colchester to Sussex.
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  • Distance: 73.2 miles
  • Duration: 2h 3m

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

You can take a train from Colchester to Sussex via Stratford (London), Stratford station, London Bridge station, London Bridge, and Haywards Heath in around 2h 3m.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Train from Colchester to Stratford (London)
Ave. Duration
41 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
50 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£22 - £35
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Bridge to Haywards Heath
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£17 - £21
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£17 - £21
Southern Service
Phone
+44 3451 27 29 20
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from London Bridge to Haywards Heath
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £35
Website
Southern Service
Schedules at
Southern Service
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Standard
£11 - £17
Anytime 1st Class
£23 - £35
Train from London Victoria to Haywards Heath
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£12 - £35
Website
Southern Service
Schedules at
Southern Service
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Standard
£12 - £17
Anytime 1st Class
£23 - £35
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
Night bus from Colchester East Hill/High Street to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£6 - £9
Website
National Express
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from London Heathrow Airport T2 and T3 to London Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£7 - £18
Website
Megabus UK

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