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There are 5 ways to get from Epping to Colchester by subway, train, bus, taxi or car

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Subway, train  •  1 h 30 min

  1. Take the subway from Epping station to Stratford station Central
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Colchester

$26 - $36

Cheapest option

Line 510 bus, bus  •  3 h 9 min

  1. Take the line 510 bus from Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station to Stansted Airport, Coach Station 510 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Stansted Airport London to Colchester National Express / ...

$16 - $29

3 alternative options

Line 46 bus, bus  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Take the line 46 bus from Ongar, Four Wantz to Chelmsford City Centre, station 46 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station to Colchester Town Centre, High Street 70 / ...

Taxi  •  50 min

  1. Take a taxi from Epping to Colchester 42.3 miles

$180 - $230

Drive  •  50 min

  1. Drive from Epping to Colchester 42.3 miles

$9 - $14

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The cheapest way to get from Epping to Colchester is to drive which costs £7 - £11 and takes 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Epping to Colchester is to taxi which costs £140 - £170 and takes 50 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Epping to Colchester. However, there are services departing from Epping, Church and arriving at Colchester via Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station and Stansted Airport London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 9 min.

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The distance between Epping and Colchester is 37 miles. The road distance is 42.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Epping to Colchester without a car is to subway and train which takes 1 h 30 min and costs £19 - £28.

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It takes approximately 1 h 30 min to get from Epping to Colchester, including transfers.

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Epping to Colchester bus services, operated by Arriva UK, arrive at Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Epping to Colchester is 42 miles. It takes approximately 50 min to drive from Epping to Colchester.

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There are 247+ hotels available in Colchester. Prices start at $68 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Epping to Colchester.
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  • Distance: 36.7 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 30 min

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

You can take a bus from Epping to Colchester via Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station and Stansted Airport London in around 3 h 9 min.

Train operators
London Underground (Tube)
Bus operators
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station to Stansted Airport, Coach Station
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
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 Stansted Airport London to Colchester
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Ongar, Four Wantz to Chelmsford City Centre, station
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station to Colchester Town Centre, High Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Website
firstgroup.com
Other operators
Taxi from Epping to Colchester
Ave. Duration
50 min
Estimated price
$180 - $230
A1 Taxi
Phone
+44 1245 838383
Website
a1carschelmsford.com
Fareway Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1245 355555
Website
farewaytaxisltd.com
Chelmsford Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1246 600 155
Website
chelmsfordtaxisltd.co.uk
Licenced London Taxi
Phone
+44 75 1905 5741
Website
licensedlondontaxi.co.uk
Com Cab
Phone
+44 20 7908 0271
Website
comcab-london.co.uk
Call A Cab
Phone
+44 20 8901 4444
Website
callacab.com

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