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

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Train  •  1 h 55 min

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

$42 - $60

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Bus  •  3 h 55 min

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

$22 - $37

4 alternative options

Train, line 84 bus  •  2 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Colchester to Stowmarket
  2. Take the line 84 bus from Bury St Edmunds, station to Thetford, Bus Interchange 84 / ...

Line 754 bus, line 753 bus, line 84 bus  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the line 754 bus from Colchester Town Centre, St. John's Street 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 line 84 bus from Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station to Thetford, Bus Interchange 84 / ...

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 - £12 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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No, there is no direct bus from Colchester to Thetford. However, there are services departing from Colchester and arriving at Thetford via Stansted Airport London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 55 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 55 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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The best way to get from Colchester to Thetford without a car is to train which takes 1 h 55 min and costs £30 - £50.

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It takes approximately 1 h 55 min to get from Colchester to Thetford, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Colchester to Thetford is to train which takes 1 h 55 min and costs £30 - £50. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £16 - £28 and takes 3 h 55 min.

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Map of how to get from Colchester to Thetford.
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  • Distance: 37.2 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 55 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 55 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Colchester to Thetford via Stansted Airport London in around 3 h 55 min.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Colchester to Norwich
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $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 Colchester to Stowmarket
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $20
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 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$7 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$14 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $21
Anytime Single
$20 - $29
Bus operators
Coach Services
Website
coachservicesltd.com
Bus from Bury St Edmunds, station to Thetford, Bus Interchange
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
coachservicesltd.com
Bus from Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station to Thetford, Bus Interchange
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
coachservicesltd.com
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Stansted Airport London to Thetford
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
Chambers
Phone
+44 1206 769778
Email
info@chamberscoaches.co.uk
Website
chambersbus.co.uk
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, St. John's Street to Sudbury, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
chambersbus.co.uk
Bus from Sudbury, Bus Station to Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
chambersbus.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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Colchester to Thetford bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Thetford station.

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Colchester to Thetford train services, operated by East Midlands Trains, arrive at Thetford station.

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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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