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There are 4 ways to get from Grays to Colchester by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  1 h 32 min

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

$31 - $44

3 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Grays, Bus Station to Chelmsford City Centre, station 100
  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 Grays to Colchester 49.4 miles

$130 - $160

Drive  •  50 min

  1. Drive from Grays to Colchester 49.4 miles

$10 - $16

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The cheapest way to get from Grays to Colchester is to drive which costs £8 - £12 and takes 50 min.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Grays station to Colchester. However, there are services departing from Grays, Bus Station and arriving at Colchester Town Centre, High Street via Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 40 min.

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The distance between Grays and Colchester is 38 miles. The road distance is 49.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Grays to Colchester without a car is to train which takes 1 h 32 min and costs £23 - £35.

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It takes approximately 1 h 32 min to get from Grays to Colchester, including transfers.

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Grays to Colchester bus services, operated by First in Essex, arrive at Grays, Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Grays to Colchester is to train which takes 1 h 32 min and costs £23 - £35. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3 h 40 min.

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Grays to Colchester bus services, operated by First in Essex, arrive at Colchester Town Centre, High Street station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Grays to Colchester is 49 miles. It takes approximately 50 min to drive from Grays to Colchester.

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  • Distance: 38.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 32 min

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

You can take a train from Grays to Colchester via West Ham, West Ham station, Stratford station, and Stratford (London) in around 1 h 32 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Grays to Colchester via Chelmsford City Centre, station and Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station in around 3 h 40 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
$7 - $11
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Bus operators
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Grays, Bus Station to Chelmsford City Centre, station
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
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 Grays to Colchester
Ave. Duration
50 min
Estimated price
$130 - $160
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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There are 243+ hotels available in Colchester. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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