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There are 8 ways to get from Colchester to Wemmel by train, bus, bus and ferry, car, car ferry, car train, subway or plane

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. Take the train from Colchester to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi

Cheapest option

Bus, bus and ferry

  1. Take the bus from Colchester East Hill/High Street to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London to Brussels

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Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Colchester to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Brussels-North train station

Drive, car ferry

  1. Drive from Colchester to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
  3. Drive from Dunkirk to Wemmel

Drive, Eurotunnel

  1. Drive from Colchester to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Wemmel

Train, subway to London Heathrow, fly to Brussels, line 241 bus

  1. Take the train from Colchester to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the subway from Liverpool Street station to Lancaster Gate station
  3. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Brussels (BRU)
  4. Take the line 241 bus from Brussel Noord opstaphalte to Wemmel Markt

Train to London City, fly to Rotterdam, train

  1. Take the train from Colchester to Stratford (London)
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Rotterdam (RTM)
  3. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi

Train to London City, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train

  1. Take the train from Colchester to Stratford (London)
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS)
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi

Colchester to Wemmel by train, subway and bus

The journey time between Colchester and Wemmel is around 4h 13m and covers a distance of around 467 km. This includes an average layover time of around 36 min. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 54m. Operated by Greater Anglia, London Underground (Tube), Eurostar and others, the Colchester to Wemmel service departs from Colchester and arrives in Wemmel Markt. Typically 20 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
3h 36m
Layover time:
36 min
Total time:
4h 13m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
3h 54m
Journey distance:
467 km
Services per week:
20
Cheapest price:
€132
Carbon emissions:
24 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:57
Last service departs at:
17:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Colchester to Wemmel train, subway and bus schedules

United Kingdom → Belgium
Partially open

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International entry into Belgium from United Kingdom

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Belgium, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Jordan, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, Uruguay and Vatican

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Belgium from United Kingdom

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
This applies to arrivals from United Kingdom
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
This doesn't apply to arrivals from the EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland) with the exception of Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland. This also doesn't apply to arrivals from Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Jordan, Macau, Moldova, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine and Uruguay
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from the EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland) with the exception of Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. This also doesn't apply to arrivals from Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Jordan, Macau, Moldova, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine and Uruguay
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland)
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Australia, Canada, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Jordan, Macau, Moldova, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine and Uruguay

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Rules to follow in Belgium

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from United Kingdom

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Belgium from United Kingdom.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Wemmel is 800 14689.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Wemmel is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Wemmel is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 14689.

No, but conditions apply when returning to United Kingdom from Belgium.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 19 Sep 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Colchester to Wemmel is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £19 - £28 and takes 10h 56m.

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The quickest way to get from Colchester to Wemmel is to drive and Eurotunnel which costs £160 - £190 and takes 4h 17m.

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The distance between Colchester and Wemmel is 260 km.

The best way to get from Colchester to Wemmel without a car is to train which takes 4h 59m and costs £110 - £340.

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It takes approximately 4h 59m to get from Colchester to Wemmel, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Wemmel is 1h ahead of Colchester. It is currently 9:30 AM in Colchester and 10:30 AM in Wemmel.

Rwandair Express, British Airways and Brussels Airlines offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Brussels Airport.

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There are 1072+ hotels available in Wemmel. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Map of how to get from Colchester to Wemmel.
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  • Distance: 259.8 km
  • Duration: 4h 59m

What companies run services between Colchester, England and Wemmel, Belgium?

You can take a train from Colchester to Wemmel via London Liverpool Street, Liverpool Street station, King's Cross St. Pancras station, London St Pancras Eurostar, Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, Gare Du Midi, Houba-Brugmann, and Brussel Brugmann in around 4h 59m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €210
Flights from London City to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €220
Flights from London City to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €150
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €280
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €180
Rwandair Express
Website
rwandair.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€120 - €270
Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Train from Colchester to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€25 - €40
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Colchester to Stratford (London)
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Eurostar
Rome2rio's guide to Eurostar
Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€100 - €350
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
€300 - €350
Standard
€100 - €130
Standard Premier
€150 - €190
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€65 - €330
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
€290 - €330
Standard
€65 - €80
Standard Premier
€110 - €140
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€153
Website
Eurotunnel
London Underground (Tube)

Comprised of 11 lines and 270 stations, the London Underground (known to locals as the Tube) is the most popular way to navigate the English capital, including to/from Heathrow Airport via the Piccadilly Line. Purchase an Oyster card (an electronic smartcard that you use to touch on and off at Tube stations) at any station for the cheapest fares. Most stations have WiFi, but not all trains and stations are air-conditioned. On weekends, a 24-hour service runs on selected lines.

Rome2rio's guide to London Underground (Tube)
Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Liverpool Street station to Lancaster Gate station
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
€2 - €4
Website
London Underground (Tube)
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €110
Website
Thalys
Standard
€50 - €75
Comfort
€65 - €85
Premium
€75 - €110
Train from Schiphol Airport to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Website
Thalys
Standard
€60 - €85
Comfort
€70 - €95
Premium
€85 - €120
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 East Hill/High Street to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
National Express
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from London to Brussels
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€12 - €18
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Brussels-North train station
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€22 - €28
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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De Lijn
Phone
070 220 200
Email
delijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Brussel Noord opstaphalte to Wemmel Markt
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€1 - €3
Website
De Lijn
m-ticket
€2
single ticket
€3
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€95 - €1300
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
€95 - €1300
Standard Car - Flexi
€150 - €190

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