There are 5 ways to get from Colchester to Waterloo Station by train, subway, bus or car

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Train, Tube  •  1 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Colchester to Stratford (London)
  2. Take the Tube from Stratford Underground Station to Waterloo Underground Station Jubilee

$25 - $35

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Bus  •  2 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Colchester to London Waterloo Rail Station National Express

$9 - $13

3 alternative options

Bus via Stansted Airport London  •  2 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Colchester to Stansted Airport London National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Stansted Airport London to London Waterloo Rail Station National Express

$18 - $29

Bus, train  •  2 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Colchester Town Centre, Crouch Street to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) 70 / ...
  2. Take the train from Chelmsford to Stratford (London)

$25 - $33

Drive  •  1 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Colchester to Waterloo Station 60.8 miles

$13 - $19

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The cheapest way to get from Colchester to Waterloo Station is to bus which costs £6 - £10 and takes 2 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Colchester to Waterloo Station is to drive which costs £10 - £15 and takes 1 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Colchester and arriving at London Waterloo Rail Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 5 min.

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The distance between Colchester and Waterloo Station is 51 miles. The road distance is 60.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Colchester to Waterloo Station without a car is to train and Tube which takes 1 h 15 min and costs £18 - £27.

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It takes approximately 1 h 15 min to get from Colchester to Waterloo Station, including transfers.

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

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Colchester to Waterloo Station bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at London Waterloo Rail Station.

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Map of how to get from Colchester to Waterloo Station.
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  • Distance: 51.4 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 15 min

What companies run services between Colchester, England and Waterloo Station, England?

National Express operates a bus from Colchester to Waterloo Station once daily. Tickets cost $9 - $13 and the journey takes 2 h 5 min.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Colchester to Stratford (London)
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Chelmsford to Stratford (London)
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
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
Bus from Colchester to London Waterloo Rail Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Colchester to Stansted Airport London
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Stansted Airport London to London Waterloo Rail Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Crouch Street to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Website
firstgroup.com

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