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.

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Train  •  1 h 56 min

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

$36 - $60

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 34 min

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

$22 - $35

4 alternative options

Line 93 bus, train, line 84 bus  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Take the line 93 bus from Colchester Town Centre, Greyfriars to Ipswich, Railway Station 93 / ...
  2. Take the train from Ipswich to Bury St Edmunds
  3. Take the line 84 bus from Bury St Edmunds, Railway Station to Thetford, Grove Lane 84

$27 - $33

Line 754 bus, line 753 bus, bus  •  4 h

  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 / ...

$22

Taxi  •  58 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colchester to Thetford 49.6 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  58 min

  1. Drive from Colchester to Thetford 49.6 miles

$10 - $16

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The cheapest way to get from Colchester to Thetford is to drive which costs £8 - £13 and takes 58 min.

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

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The distance between Colchester and Thetford is 37 miles. The road distance is 49.6 miles.

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It takes approximately 1 h 56 min to get from Colchester to Thetford, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Colchester to Thetford. However, there are services departing from Colchester and arriving at Thetford via London Stansted Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 34 min.

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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 56 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Colchester to Thetford is 50 miles. It takes approximately 58 min to drive from Colchester to Thetford.

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Colchester to Thetford bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Heathrow Terminal 5 station.

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Map of how to get from Colchester to Thetford.
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  • Distance: 37.2 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 56 min

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 56 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Colchester to Thetford via London Stansted Airport in around 3 h 34 min.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Colchester to Norwich
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Norwich to Thetford
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Ipswich to Bury St Edmunds
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
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
$14 - $21
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
Bus operators
Ipswich Buses
Phone
+44 800 919390
Email
info@ipswichbuses.co.uk
Website
ipswichbuses.co.uk
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Greyfriars to Ipswich, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
ipswichbuses.co.uk
Coach Services
Website
coachservicesltd.com
Bus from Bury St Edmunds, Railway Station to Thetford, Grove Lane
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
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
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Colchester to London Stansted Airport
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Stansted Airport to Thetford
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Website
nationalexpress.com
Chambers
Bus from Colchester, Middleborough to Sudbury, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Bus from Sudbury, Bus Station to Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
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
Other operators
Taxi from Colchester to Thetford
Ave. Duration
58 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150
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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