There are 4 ways to get from Harwich to Braintree by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  2 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Harwich Town to Manningtree
  2. Take the train from Manningtree to Witham (Essex)
  3. Take the train from Witham (Essex) to Braintree

$16 - $26

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Bus  •  2 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Harwich, Mayflower Avenue to Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street (Colch Bus Stn) 102 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Colchester Town Centre, St. John's Street to Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk) 70 / ...

$13 - $16

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  42 min

  1. Take a taxi from Harwich to Braintree 36.4 miles

$160 - $200

Drive  •  42 min

  1. Drive from Harwich to Braintree 36.4 miles

$7 - $12

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No, there is no direct bus from Harwich to Braintree. However, there are services departing from Harwich, Mayflower Avenue and arriving at Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk) via Colchester Town Centre, St. John's Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 16 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Harwich to Braintree. However, there are services departing from Harwich Town and arriving at Braintree via Manningtree and Witham (Essex). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 10 min.

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The distance between Harwich and Braintree is 32 miles. The road distance is 36.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Harwich to Braintree without a car is to train which takes 2 h 10 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 10 min to get from Harwich to Braintree, including transfers.

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Harwich to Braintree bus services, operated by First in Essex, depart from Harwich, Mayflower Avenue station.

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Harwich to Braintree train services, operated by Greater Anglia, depart from Harwich Town station.

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The best way to get from Harwich to Braintree is to train which takes 2 h 10 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 h 16 min.

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Harwich to Braintree bus services, operated by First in Essex, arrive at Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk) station.

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Harwich to Braintree train services, operated by Greater Anglia, arrive at Braintree station.

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Map of how to get from Harwich to Braintree.
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  • Distance: 31.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 10 min

What companies run services between Harwich, England and Braintree, England?

You can take a train from Harwich to Braintree via Manningtree and Witham (Essex) in around 2 h 10 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Harwich to Braintree via Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street (Colch Bus Stn) and Colchester Town Centre, St. John's Street in around 2 h 16 min.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Harwich Town to Manningtree
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Manningtree to Witham (Essex)
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Witham (Essex) to Braintree
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Harwich, Mayflower Avenue to Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street (Colch Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, St. John's Street to Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk)
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Website
firstgroup.com
Panther Travel
Phone
+44 7918 649427
Email
info@bigblackpanther.com
Website
bustimes.org.uk
Bus from Harwich, Mayflower Avenue to Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street (Colch Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
bustimes.org.uk
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street (Colch Bus Stn) to Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk)
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Harwich to Braintree
Ave. Duration
42 min
Estimated price
$160 - $200
Avenue Taxis
Phone
+44 1473 888 888
Website
avenue-taxis.com
Hawk Express Cabs
Phone
+44 1473 222 222
Website
hawkexpresscabs.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Harwich to Braintree is 36 miles. It takes approximately 42 min to drive from Harwich to Braintree.

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