There are 6 ways to get from Colchester to Thetford by train, bus, 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

Train  •  1 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Colchester to Norwich
  2. Take the train from Norwich to Thetford

$36 - $63

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Colchester to Bury St Edmunds National Express
  2. Take the bus from Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station to Thetford, Grove Lane 84 / ...

$16 - $19

4 alternative options

Train, line 84 bus  •  2 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Colchester to Stowmarket
  2. Take the line 84 bus from Bury St Edmunds, Railway Station to Thetford, Grove Lane 84

$28 - $37

Line 754 bus, line 753 bus, bus  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Take the line 754 bus from Colchester, Middleborough to Sudbury, Bus Station 754 / ...
  2. Take the line 753 bus from Sudbury, Bus Station to Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station 753 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station to Thetford, Grove Lane 84 / ...

$24

Taxi  •  58 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colchester to Thetford 49.6 miles

$130 - $160

Drive  •  58 min

  1. Drive from Colchester to Thetford 49.6 miles

$10 - $16

What companies run services between Colchester, England and Thetford, Norfolk, England?

You can take a train from Colchester to Thetford via Norwich in around 1 h 58 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Colchester to Thetford via Bury St Edmunds and Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station in around 2 h 29 min.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Colchester to Norwich
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Norwich to Thetford
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Colchester to Stowmarket
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Norwich to Thetford
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$7 - $11
Off-Peak Single
$15 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $21
Anytime Single
$21 - $35
Bus operators
Coach Services
Website
coachservicesltd.com
Bus from Bury St Edmunds, Railway Station to Thetford, Grove Lane
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
coachservicesltd.com
Bus from Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station to Thetford, Grove Lane
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
coachservicesltd.com
Suffolk Norse
Website
suffolknorse.co.uk
Bus from Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station to Thetford, Grove Lane
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
suffolknorse.co.uk
Chambers
Bus from Colchester, Middleborough to Sudbury, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Bus from Sudbury, Bus Station to Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Other operators
Taxi from Colchester to Thetford
Ave. Duration
58 min
Estimated price
$130 - $160
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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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Colchester to Thetford?

The distance between Colchester and Thetford is 60 km. The road distance is 79 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Colchester to Thetford?

The cheapest way to get from Colchester to Thetford is to drive which costs £7 - £11 and takes 58 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Colchester to Thetford?

The quickest way to get from Colchester to Thetford is to taxi which takes 58 min and costs £95 - £120.

Is there a direct train between Colchester and Thetford?

No, there is no direct train from Colchester to Thetford. However, there are services departing from Colchester and arriving at Thetford via Norwich. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 58 min.

Is there a direct bus between Colchester and Thetford?

No, there is no direct bus from Colchester to Thetford. However, there are services departing from Colchester and arriving at Thetford, Grove Lane via Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 29 min.

How long does it take to get from Colchester to Thetford?

It takes approximately 1 h 58 min to get from Colchester to Thetford, including transfers.