There are 9 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 13 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

$180 - $320

Cheapest option

Fly Newquay to London Gatwick, train  •  6 h 9 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

$91 - $237

7 alternative options

Train South Western Railway  •  9 h 14 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 Stratford (London) to Colchester

$136 - $233

Bus  •  9 h 50 min

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

$111 - $135

Drive  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Cornwall to Colchester 319.5 miles

$65 - $100

Fly Newquay to Southend, train  •  9 h 18 min

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

$124 - $451

Train to Exeter, fly to London City, train  •  8 h 6 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

$138 - $398

Fly Newquay to Birmingham, train  •  6 h 56 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

$156 - $423

Train to Exeter, fly to Norwich, train  •  8 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Bodmin Parkway to Exeter St Davids
  2. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to Norwich (NWI) EXT - NWI
  3. Take the train from Norwich to Colchester

$151 - $430

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 13 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cornwall to Colchester via Heathrow Airport London 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 32 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Flights from Newquay to Southend via Birmingham, Glasgow
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Exeter to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $440
Flights from Exeter to London City via Jersey
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $440
Flights from Newquay to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $260
Flights from Exeter to Norwich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $400
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Newquay to Southend via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $450
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Newquay to Southend via Alicante
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
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
$22 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$14 - $22
Advanced Single
$15 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $40
Train from Plymouth to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$130 - $240
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$65 - $100
Advanced Single
$65 - $100
Anytime Day Single
$130 - $240
Train from St Austell to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$29 - $45
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $95
Train from Bodmin Parkway to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$25 - $40
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $85
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Colchester
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Stratford (London) to Colchester
Ave. Duration
45 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
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Norwich to Colchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
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
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$55 - $85
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $70
Train from Bodmin Parkway to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $55
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $60
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Virgin West Coast Trains
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Lanivet to Heathrow Airport London
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $95
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London to Colchester
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Cornwall to Colchester?

The distance between Cornwall and Colchester is 427 km. The road distance is 511 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Cornwall to Colchester?

The cheapest way to get from Cornwall to Colchester is to drive which costs £45 - £75 and takes 5 h 24 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Cornwall to Colchester?

The quickest way to get from Cornwall to Colchester is to drive which takes 5 h 24 min and costs £45 - £75.

Is there a direct bus between Cornwall and Colchester?

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. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 50 min.

How long does it take to get from Cornwall to Colchester?

It takes approximately 7 h 13 min to get from Cornwall to Colchester, including transfers.