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

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  •  1 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Grays to West Ham
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Colchester

$33 - $50

Cheapest option

Bus via Colchester Town Centre, High Street (Colch High St)  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Grays, Bus Station (Grays Bus Stn) to Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station 100
  2. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn) to Colchester Town Centre, High Street (Colch High St) 71 / ...

$12 - $18

3 alternative options

Bus  •  2 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Grays, Bus Station (Grays Bus Stn) to Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station 100

$17 - $25

Taxi  •  50 min

  1. Take a taxi from Grays to Colchester 49.4 miles

$140 - $170

Drive  •  50 min

  1. Drive from Grays to Colchester 49.4 miles

$10 - $16

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

You can take a train from Grays to Colchester via West Ham, West Ham Underground Station, Stratford Underground Station, and Stratford (London) in around 1 h 25 min. Alternatively, Arriva UK operates a bus from Grays to Colchester every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $6 - $9 and the journey takes 1 h 38 min.

Train operators
c2c
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Train from Grays to West Ham
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Bus operators
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Grays, Bus Station (Grays Bus Stn) to Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
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 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Grays to Colchester
Ave. Duration
50 min
Estimated price
$140 - $170
Star Taxis
Phone
+44 1634 575656
Website
startaxismedway.co.uk
A B C Taxis
Phone
+44 1634 840840
Website
abctaxismedway.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Grays to Colchester?

The distance between Grays and Colchester is 61 km. The road distance is 79 km.

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

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

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

The quickest way to get from Grays to Colchester is to taxi which takes 50 min and costs £100 - £120.

Is there a direct bus between Grays and Colchester?

No, there is no direct bus from Grays to Colchester. However, there are services departing from Grays, Bus Station (Grays Bus Stn) and arriving at Colchester Town Centre, High Street (Colch High St) via Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 17 min.

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

It takes approximately 1 h 25 min to get from Grays to Colchester, including transfers.