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There are 5 ways to get from Hornchurch to Colchester by train, bus, taxi or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Emerson Park to Romford
  2. Take the train from Romford to Colchester

$20 - $28

Cheapest option

Line 193 bus, bus  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Take the line 193 bus from Hornchurch, Devonshire Road to Romford Market 193
  2. Take the bus from London Romford to Colchester National Express

$10 - $14

3 alternative options

Bus  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Lakeside, 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  •  49 min

  1. Take a taxi from Hornchurch to Colchester 44.7 miles

$200 - $250

Drive  •  49 min

  1. Drive from Hornchurch to Colchester 44.7 miles

$9 - $14

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The cheapest way to get from Hornchurch to Colchester is to drive which costs £7 - £11 and takes 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Hornchurch to Colchester is to taxi which costs £150 - £190 and takes 49 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Hornchurch to Colchester. However, there are services departing from Hornchurch, Devonshire Road and arriving at Colchester via London Romford. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Hornchurch to Colchester. However, there are services departing from Emerson Park and arriving at Colchester via Romford. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 51 min.

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The distance between Hornchurch and Colchester is 38 miles. The road distance is 44.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Hornchurch to Colchester without a car is to train which takes 1 h 51 min and costs £15 - £22.

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It takes approximately 1 h 51 min to get from Hornchurch to Colchester, including transfers.

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Hornchurch to Colchester bus services, operated by London Buses, depart from Hornchurch, Devonshire Road station.

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Hornchurch to Colchester train services, operated by London Overground, depart from Emerson Park station.

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The best way to get from Hornchurch to Colchester is to train which takes 1 h 51 min and costs £15 - £22. Alternatively, you can line 193 bus and bus, which costs £7 - £11 and takes 2 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Hornchurch to Colchester.
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  • Distance: 37.5 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 51 min

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

You can take a train from Hornchurch to Colchester via Romford in around 1 h 51 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Hornchurch to Colchester via London Romford in around 2 h 30 min.

Train operators
London Overground
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Emerson Park to Romford
Ave. Duration
5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Oyster Card Off-Peak
$1 - $3
Cash
$4 - $6
Oyster Card
$1 - $3
Bus operators
London Buses
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Hornchurch, Devonshire Road to Romford Market
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
Transport for London
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Romford to Colchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
National Express
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Lakeside, Bus Station to Chelmsford City Centre, station
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 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 Hornchurch to Colchester
Ave. Duration
49 min
Estimated price
$200 - $250
Call A Cab
Phone
+44 20 8901 4444
Website
callacab.com
Com Cab
Phone
+44 20 7908 0271
Website
comcab-london.co.uk
Licenced London Taxi
Phone
+44 75 1905 5741
Website
licensedlondontaxi.co.uk
Fareway Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1245 355555
Website
farewaytaxisltd.com
A1 Taxi
Phone
+44 1245 838383
Website
a1carschelmsford.com
Chelmsford Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1246 600 155
Website
chelmsfordtaxisltd.co.uk
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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Hornchurch to Colchester bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Colchester station.

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Hornchurch to Colchester train services, operated by Greater Anglia, arrive at Colchester station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Hornchurch to Colchester is 45 miles. It takes approximately 49 min to drive from Hornchurch to Colchester.

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