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

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Train, bus  •  1 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Harwich Town to Manningtree
  2. Take the train from Manningtree to Colchester
  3. Take the bus from Colchester, Railway Station Layby to Colchester Town Centre, High Street 65 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street to Stanway, Colchester Zoo 75A / ...

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Taxi  •  28 min

  1. Take a taxi from Harwich to Colchester Zoo 25.8 miles

$65 - $85

2 alternative options

Bus  •  2 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Harwich, Mayflower Avenue to Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street 102 / ...

Drive  •  28 min

  1. Drive from Harwich to Colchester Zoo 25.8 miles

$5 - $8

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The cheapest way to get from Harwich to Colchester Zoo is to drive which costs £4 - £7 and takes 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Harwich to Colchester Zoo is to taxi which costs £50 - £65 and takes 28 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Harwich to Colchester Zoo. However, there are services departing from Harwich, Mayflower Avenue and arriving at Stanway, Colchester Zoo via Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 1 min.

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The distance between Harwich and Colchester Zoo is 20 miles. The road distance is 25.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Harwich to Colchester Zoo without a car is to train and bus which takes 1 h 42 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 42 min to get from Harwich to Colchester Zoo, including transfers.

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

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Harwich to Colchester Zoo bus services, operated by First in Essex, arrive at Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Harwich to Colchester Zoo is 26 miles. It takes approximately 28 min to drive from Harwich to Colchester Zoo.

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There are 235+ hotels available in Colchester Zoo. Prices start at $68 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Harwich to Colchester Zoo.
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  • Distance: 20.2 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 42 min

What companies run services between Harwich, England and Colchester Zoo, England?

First in Essex operates a bus from Harwich to Colchester Zoo hourly, and the journey takes 1 h 15 min. Panther Travel also services this route 3 times a day.

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 Colchester
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Colchester, Railway Station Layby to Colchester Town Centre, High Street
Ave. Duration
6 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street to Stanway, Colchester Zoo
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Harwich, Mayflower Avenue to Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
firstgroup.com
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Colchester, Railway Station Layby to Colchester Town Centre, Angel Court
Ave. Duration
5 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Chambers
Phone
+44 1206 769778
Email
info@chamberscoaches.co.uk
Website
chambersbus.co.uk
Bus from Colchester, Railway Station Layby to Colchester Town Centre, High Street
Ave. Duration
4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
chambersbus.co.uk
Hedingham Omnibuses
Phone
+44 1206 769778
Email
services@hedingham.co.uk
Website
hedingham.co.uk
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, St. John's Street to Stanway, Colchester Zoo
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Schedules at
hedingham.co.uk
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
59 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
bustimes.org.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Harwich to Colchester Zoo
Ave. Duration
28 min
Estimated price
$65 - $85
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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