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There are 6 ways to get from Cornwall to Colchester by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to London Gatwick, train  •  3 h 38 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

$156 - $313

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Bus  •  9 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Lanivet to Heathrow Airport London T2,3 National Express
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Colchester National Express / ...

$105 - $128

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Fly to Southend, train  •  7 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Newquay (NQY) to Southend (SEN) NQY - SEN
  2. Take the train from Shenfield to Colchester

$190 - $526

Train  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Par to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Colchester

$168 - $293

Train South Western Railway  •  9 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from St Austell to Exeter St Davids
  2. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to London Waterloo
  3. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Colchester

$124 - $212

Drive  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Cornwall to Colchester 319.5 miles

$65 - $100

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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 fly and train which costs £110 - £240 and takes 3 h 38 min.

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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 Heathrow Airport London T2,3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 50 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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The best way to get from Cornwall to Colchester without a car is to train which takes 6 h 55 min and costs £120 - £230.

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It takes approximately 3 h 38 min to get from Cornwall to Colchester, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Cornwall to Colchester is to train which takes 6 h 55 min and costs £120 - £230. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £80 - £100 and takes 9 h 50 min.

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The quickest flight from Newquay Airport to London Gatwick Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Cornwall to Colchester bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Colchester station.

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Map of how to get from Cornwall to Colchester.
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  • Distance: 266.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 38 min

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

You can take a train from Cornwall to Colchester via Par, London Paddington, Lancaster Gate station, Liverpool Street station, and London Liverpool Street in around 6 h 55 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cornwall to Colchester via Heathrow Airport London T2,3 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 Southend via Manchester
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Newquay to Southend via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Colchester
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Shenfield to Colchester
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Par to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $250
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$70 - $110
Advanced Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$140 - $250
Train from St Austell to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$27 - $45
Advanced Single
$28 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $90
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from St Austell to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $65
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 Lanivet to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Colchester
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Cornwall to Colchester is 320 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 24 min to drive from Cornwall to Colchester.

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Flybe offers flights from Newquay Airport to London Gatwick Airport.

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There are 243+ hotels available in Colchester. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cornwall to Newquay Airport is to taxi which takes 24 min and costs £55 - £70.

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