There are 4 ways to get from Dorset to Essex by train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Dorchester South to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to White Notley

$63 - $103

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  7 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Dorchester, South Station to Hammersmith Bridge Road 035
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to White Notley

$39 - $54

2 alternative options

Bus  •  8 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from POOLE, Dorset to London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 to London Stansted Airport National Express / ...

$68 - $90

Drive  •  3 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Dorset to Essex 186.7 miles

$40 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Dorset to Essex is to bus and train which costs £29 - £45 and takes 7 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dorset to Essex is to drive which costs £30 - £45 and takes 3 h 9 min.

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The distance between Dorset and Essex is 147 miles. The road distance is 186.7 miles.

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It takes approximately 5 h 26 min to get from Dorset to Essex, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dorset to Essex. However, there are services departing from Puddletown, Dorchester Road Traffic Lights and arriving at Black Notley, Brain Valley Avenue via Blandford St Mary, Tesco, POOLE, Dorset, London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3, Stansted Airport, Coach Station and Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 40 min.

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What companies run services between Dorset, England and Essex, England?

You can take a train from Dorset to Essex via Dorchester, South Station, Dorchester South, London Waterloo, Waterloo Underground Station, Stratford Underground Station, and Stratford (London) in around 5 h 26 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Dorset to Essex via Blandford St Mary, Tesco, Poole, Bus Station, POOLE, Dorset, London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3, London Stansted Airport, Stansted Airport, Coach Station, and Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk) in around 8 h 40 min.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Stratford (London) to White Notley
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to White Notley
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Dorchester, South Station to Hammersmith Bridge Road
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from POOLE, Dorset to London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 to London Stansted Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $24
Website
nationalexpress.com

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