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

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Train  •  2h 9m

  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  •  2h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Harwich, Mayflower Avenue to Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street 102 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street to Braintree Town Centre, Victoria Street 70 / ...

$5 - $8

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  42m

  1. Take a taxi from Harwich to Braintree 36.4 miles

$100 - $130

Drive  •  42m

  1. Drive from Harwich to Braintree 36.4 miles

$7 - $12

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The cheapest way to get from Harwich to Braintree is to bus which costs £4 - £6 and takes 2h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from Harwich to Braintree is to taxi which costs £75 - £95 and takes 42m.

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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, Victoria Street via Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 19m.

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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 2h 9m.

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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 2h 9m and costs £12 - £20.

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It takes approximately 2h 9m 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 2h 9m and costs £12 - £20. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £4 - £6 and takes 2h 19m.

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Map of how to get from Harwich to Braintree.
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  • Distance: 31.7 miles
  • Duration: 2h 9m

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 2h 9m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Harwich to Braintree via Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street and Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street in around 2h 19m.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Harwich Town to Manningtree
Ave. Duration
22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Manningtree to Witham (Essex)
Ave. Duration
26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Witham (Essex) to Braintree
Ave. Duration
16m
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
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street to Braintree Town Centre, Victoria Street
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
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
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
3 times a day
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 to Braintree Town Centre, Victoria Street
Ave. Duration
38m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Harwich to Braintree
Ave. Duration
42m
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Hawk Express Cabs
Phone
+44 1473 222 222
Website
hawkexpresscabs.co.uk
Avenue Taxis
Phone
+44 1473 888 888
Website
avenue-taxis.com

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Harwich to Braintree bus services, operated by First in Essex, arrive at Braintree Town Centre, Victoria Street station.

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

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

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