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

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Train, Tube via Euston Square Underground Station  •  1 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Colchester to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the Tube from Liverpool Street Underground Station to Euston Square Underground Station
  3. Take the train from London Euston to Watford Junction

$32 - $60

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Bus  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Colchester Town Centre, Crouch Street to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) 70 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn) to Watford, Town Hall 724

$28 - $31

3 alternative options

Train, Tube  •  2 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Colchester Town to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the Tube from Liverpool Street Underground Station to Watford Underground Station Metropolitan

$30 - $43

Bus, line 724 bus  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Colchester to Heathrow Airport London T2,3 National Express / ...
  2. Take the line 724 bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Watford, Clarendon Road 724

$39 - $44

Drive  •  1 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Colchester to Watford 76.6 miles

$16 - $24

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The cheapest way to get from Colchester to Watford is to drive which costs £12 - £18 and takes 1 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Colchester to Watford is to drive which costs £12 - £18 and takes 1 h 17 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Colchester to Watford. However, there are services departing from Colchester and arriving at Watford, Clarendon Road via Heathrow Central Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 40 min.

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The distance between Colchester and Watford is 58 miles. The road distance is 76.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Colchester to Watford without a car is to train and Tube which takes 1 h 29 min and costs £24 - £50.

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It takes approximately 1 h 29 min to get from Colchester to Watford, including transfers.

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

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Colchester to Watford bus services, operated by Green Line (operated by Arriva), arrive at Watford, Clarendon Road station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Colchester to Watford is 77 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 17 min to drive from Colchester to Watford.

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There are 5462+ hotels available in Watford. Prices start at $77 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Colchester to Watford.
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  • Distance: 58.2 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 29 min

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

You can take a bus from Colchester to Watford via Heathrow Airport London T2,3 and Heathrow Central Bus Station in around 3 h 40 min.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Colchester to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Colchester Town to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
London Underground (Tube)
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Contact Details
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Liverpool Street Underground Station to Euston Square Underground Station
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Liverpool Street Underground Station to Watford Underground Station
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Watford Junction
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $23
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $23
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 Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
Green Line (operated by Arriva)
Phone
0344 801 7261
Email
greenline.customerservices@googlemail.com
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Watford, Clarendon Road
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
Green Line
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Green Line (Arriva)
Bus from Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn) to Watford, Town Hall
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
Green Line
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Green Line (Arriva)
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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