There are 4 ways to get from Colchester to Watford by train, subway, bus or car

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Train, subway  •  1h 41m

  1. Take the train from Colchester to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the subway from Liverpool Street station to King's Cross St. Pancras station
  3. Take the train from London Euston to Watford Junction

£31 - £63

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Bus, line 724 bus  •  4h 10m

  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

£13 - £17

2 alternative options

Train, subway, line 142 bus  •  2h 19m

  1. Take the train from Colchester to Stratford (London)
  2. Take the subway from Stratford station to Stanmore station
  3. Take the line 142 bus from Stanmore Station to Watford, St Mary's Road 142

Drive  •  1h 16m

  1. Drive from Colchester to Watford 76.6 miles

£12 - £19

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Colchester to Watford is to bus and line 724 bus which costs £12 - £18 and takes 4h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Colchester to Watford is to drive which costs £12 - £19 and takes 1h 16m.

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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 4h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from Colchester to Watford. However, there are services departing from Colchester and arriving at Watford Junction via Liverpool Street station and London Euston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 41m.

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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 subway which takes 1h 41m and costs £30 - £65.

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It takes approximately 1h 41m 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 train services, operated by Greater Anglia, depart from Colchester station.

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

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Map of how to get from Colchester to Watford.
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  • Distance: 58.2 miles
  • Duration: 1h 41m

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 4h 10m.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Train from Colchester to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£22 - £35
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Colchester to Stratford (London)
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£20 - £30
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
London Overground
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Colchester to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Website
London Overground
Train from London Euston to Watford Junction
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Website
London Overground
Train from Colchester to Stratford (London)
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
London Overground
London Underground (Tube)
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Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Liverpool Street station to King's Cross St. Pancras station
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
£4 - £5
Website
London Underground (Tube)
Subway from Stratford station to Stanmore station
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
£6 - £7
Website
London Underground (Tube)
Virgin Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Watford Junction
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£6 - £26
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£6 - £9
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£19 - £26
Bus operators
London Sovereign
Website
ratpdevlondon.com
Bus from Stanmore Station to Watford, St Mary's Road
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Website
London Sovereign
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
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£6 - £9
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National Express
Green Line
Phone
0344 801 7261
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Watford, Clarendon Road
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£6 - £9
Website
Green Line

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Colchester to Watford train services, operated by London Northwestern Railway, arrive at Watford Junction station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Colchester to Watford is 77 miles. It takes approximately 1h 16m to drive from Colchester to Watford.

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