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

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Tube, train  •  1 h 23 min

  1. Take the Tube from Epping Underground Station to Stratford Underground Station Central
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Colchester

$26 - $36

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Line 46 bus, bus  •  2 h 45 min

  1. Take the line 46 bus from Ongar, Four Wantz to Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station 46 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn) to Colchester Town Centre, High Street (Colch High St) 71 / ...

$14 - $23

3 alternative options

Line 510 bus, bus  •  3 h 16 min

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

$17 - $29

Taxi  •  50 min

  1. Take a taxi from Epping to Colchester 42.3 miles

$180 - $220

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 Town Centre, High Street (Colch High St) via Ongar, Four Wantz and Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 45 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 Tube and train which takes 1 h 23 min and costs £19 - £28.

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It takes approximately 1 h 23 min to get from Epping to Colchester, including transfers.

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Epping to Colchester bus services, operated by Arriva UK, depart from Ongar, Four Wantz station.

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Epping to Colchester bus services, operated by Arriva UK, arrive at Colchester Town Centre, High Street (Colch High St) 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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The nearest airport to Colchester is Southend (SEN) Airport which is 24 miles away. Other nearby airports include London Stansted (STN) (27.6 miles), London Luton (LTN) (54.9 miles), London Heathrow (LHR) (65.3 miles) and London Gatwick (LGW) (68.7 miles).

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Map of how to get from Epping to Colchester.
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  • Distance: 36.7 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 23 min

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

You can take a bus from Epping to Colchester via Ongar, Four Wantz, Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station, and Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn) in around 2 h 45 min.

Train operators
London Underground (Tube)
Rome2rio's guide to London Underground (Tube)
Contact Details
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Epping Underground Station to Stratford Underground Station
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Bus operators
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Ongar, Four Wantz to Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn) to Colchester Town Centre, High Street (Colch High St)
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn) to Stansted Airport, Coach Station
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Epping to Colchester
Ave. Duration
50 min
Estimated price
$180 - $220
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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