There are 8 ways to get from Cornwall to Colchester by train, bus, car 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  7 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Luxulyan to Plymouth
  2. Take the train from Plymouth to London Paddington
  3. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Colchester

$154 - $295

Cheapest option

Fly Newquay to London Gatwick, train  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Newquay (NQY) to London Gatwick (LGW) NQY - LGW
  2. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
  3. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Colchester

$86 - $234

6 alternative options

Bus, train  •  9 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Lanivet, Car Park to Plymouth City Centre, Royal Parade 900
  2. Take the bus from Plymouth City Centre, Plymouth Coach Station to Monkerton, The Barn Owl
  3. Take the train from Honiton to London Waterloo
  4. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Colchester

$103 - $144

Bus  •  9 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Lanivet to London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 National Express
  2. Take the bus from London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 to Colchester National Express / ...

$103 - $121

Drive  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Cornwall to Colchester 319.5 miles

$65 - $100

Fly Newquay to London Stansted, bus  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Newquay (NQY) to London Stansted (STN) NQY - STN
  2. Take the bus from London Stansted Airport to Colchester

$86 - $357

Fly Newquay to Birmingham, train  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Newquay (NQY) to Birmingham (BHX) NQY - BHX
  2. Take the train from Birmingham International to London Euston
  3. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Colchester

$147 - $407

Train to Exeter, fly to London City, train  •  7 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Bodmin Parkway to Exeter St Davids
  2. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to London City (LCY) EXT - LCY
  3. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Colchester

$129 - $380

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cornwall to Colchester is to drive which costs £50 - £80 and takes 5 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cornwall to Colchester is to drive which costs £50 - £80 and takes 5 h 24 min.

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The distance between Cornwall and Colchester is 267 miles. The road distance is 319.5 miles.

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It takes approximately 7 h 14 min to get from Cornwall to Colchester, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cornwall to Colchester. However, there are services departing from Lanivet and arriving at Colchester via London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 50 min.

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Map of how to get from Cornwall to Colchester.
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  • Distance: 266.8 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 14 min

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

You can take a train from Cornwall to Colchester via Plymouth, London Paddington, Lancaster Gate Underground Station, Liverpool Street Underground Station, and London Liverpool Street in around 7 h 14 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cornwall to Colchester via London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 in around 9 h 50 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Newquay to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Flights from Newquay to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $330
Flights from Newquay to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $260
Flights from Exeter to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $440
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Luxulyan to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Train from Plymouth to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $220
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$60 - $95
Advanced Single
$60 - $90
Anytime Day Single
$110 - $220
Train from Bodmin Parkway to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Advanced Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Colchester
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Stratford (London) to Colchester
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Virgin West Coast Trains
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Bodmin Parkway to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $55
Bus operators
Plymouth Citybus
Stagecoach South West
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Plymouth City Centre, Plymouth Coach Station to Monkerton, The Barn Owl
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Lanivet to London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $90
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 to Colchester
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $35
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Stansted Airport to Colchester
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com

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