There are 4 ways to get from Harwich to Clacton-on-Sea by bus, train, taxi or car

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Line 3 bus  •  52 min

  1. Take the line 3 bus from Harwich, Mayflower Avenue to Clacton, Aldi 3

£4 - £6

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Train  •  1h 39m

  1. Take the train from Harwich Town to Manningtree
  2. Take the train from Colchester to Clacton-on-Sea

£15 - £24

Taxi  •  24 min

  1. Take a taxi from Harwich to Clacton-on-Sea 18.4 miles

£40 - £50

Drive  •  24 min

  1. Drive from Harwich to Clacton-on-Sea 18.4 miles

£3 - £5

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The cheapest way to get from Harwich to Clacton-on-Sea is to drive which costs £3 - £5 and takes 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Harwich to Clacton-on-Sea is to taxi which costs £40 - £50 and takes 24 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Harwich, Mayflower Avenue and arriving at Clacton, Aldi. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 52 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Harwich to Clacton-on-Sea. However, there are services departing from Harwich Town and arriving at Clacton-on-Sea via Manningtree and Colchester. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 39m.

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The distance between Harwich and Clacton-on-Sea is 12 miles. The road distance is 18.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Harwich to Clacton-on-Sea without a car is to line 3 bus which takes 52 min and costs £4 - £6.

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The line 3 bus from Harwich, Mayflower Avenue to Clacton, Aldi takes 52 min including transfers and departs every two hours.

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Harwich to Clacton-on-Sea bus services, operated by Hedingham, depart from Harwich, Mayflower Avenue station.

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Harwich to Clacton-on-Sea train services, operated by Greater Anglia, depart from Harwich Town station.

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The best way to get from Harwich to Clacton-on-Sea is to line 3 bus which takes 52 min and costs £4 - £6. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £15 - £24 and takes 1h 39m.

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Map of how to get from Harwich to Clacton-on-Sea.
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  • Distance: 11.9 miles
  • Duration: 52 min

What companies run services between Harwich, England and Clacton-on-Sea, England?

Hedingham operates a bus from Harwich to Clacton-on-Sea every 2 hours. Tickets cost £4 - £6 and the journey takes 52 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Harwich to Clacton-on-Sea via Manningtree and Colchester in around 1h 39m.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Train from Harwich Town to Manningtree
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £8
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Colchester to Clacton-on-Sea
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £11
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
London Overground
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Harwich Town to Manningtree
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
London Overground
Bus operators
Hedingham
Phone
+44 330 102 0801
Email
services@hedingham.co.uk
Website
hedingham.co.uk
Bus from Harwich, Mayflower Avenue to Clacton, Aldi
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Website
Hedingham
Other operators
Taxi from Harwich to Clacton-on-Sea
Ave. Duration
24 min
Estimated price
£40 - £50
Mayflower Taxis
Phone
+44 1255 506 070
Website
mayflowertaxis.info
Harwich Taxis
Phone
+44 1255 551 111
Website
harwichtaxis.com
A2B Taxis
Phone
+44 1255 504 444
Website
a2btaxisharwich.com

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Harwich to Clacton-on-Sea bus services, operated by Hedingham, arrive at Clacton, Aldi station.

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Harwich to Clacton-on-Sea train services, operated by Greater Anglia, arrive at Clacton-on-Sea station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Harwich to Clacton-on-Sea is 18 miles. It takes approximately 24 min to drive from Harwich to Clacton-on-Sea.

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