There are 6 ways to get from Ilford to Colchester by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  1 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Colchester

$24 - $34

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Line 86 bus, bus  •  2 h 39 min

  1. Take the line 86 bus from Ilford, Hainault Street to Romford Market 86 / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Romford to Colchester National Express

$10 - $14

4 alternative options

Train via Shenfield  •  1 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Ilford to Shenfield
  2. Take the train from Shenfield to Colchester

$21 - $30

Line 351 bus, bus  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Take the line 351 bus from Brentwood Railway Station to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) 351
  2. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) to Colchester Town Centre, High Street (Colch High St) 70 / ...

$23 - $25

Taxi  •  55 min

  1. Take a taxi from Ilford to Colchester 49.7 miles

$220 - $280

Drive  •  55 min

  1. Drive from Ilford to Colchester 49.7 miles

$10 - $16

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No, there is no direct bus from Ilford to Colchester. However, there are services departing from Ilford, Hainault Street and arriving at Colchester via London Romford. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 39 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Ilford to Colchester. However, there are services departing from Ilford and arriving at Colchester via Stratford (London). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 10 min.

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The distance between Ilford and Colchester is 43 miles. The road distance is 49.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Ilford to Colchester without a car is to train which takes 1 h 10 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 10 min to get from Ilford to Colchester, including transfers.

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Ilford to Colchester bus services, operated by London Buses, depart from Ilford, Hainault Street station.

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Ilford to Colchester train services, operated by Greater Anglia, depart from Stratford (London) station.

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The best way to get from Ilford to Colchester is to train which takes 1 h 10 min and costs . Alternatively, you can line 86 bus and bus, which costs and takes 2 h 39 min.

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Ilford to Colchester bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Colchester station.

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

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Map of how to get from Ilford to Colchester.
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  • Distance: 42.6 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 10 min

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

Greater Anglia operates a train from Ilford to Colchester every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $21 - $30 and the journey takes 44 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ilford to Colchester via Romford Market and London Romford in around 2 h 39 min.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Stratford (London) to Colchester
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Shenfield to Colchester
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
TfL Rail
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Ilford to Shenfield
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Bus operators
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Ilford, Hainault Street to Romford Market
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Brentwood Railway Station to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) to Colchester Town Centre, High Street (Colch High St)
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Website
firstgroup.com
Other operators
Taxi from Ilford to Colchester
Ave. Duration
55 min
Estimated price
$220 - $280
Call A Cab
Phone
+44 20 8901 4444
Website
callacab.com
Licenced London Taxi
Phone
+44 75 1905 5741
Website
licensedlondontaxi.co.uk
Com Cab
Phone
+44 20 7908 0271
Website
comcab-london.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Ilford to Colchester is 50 miles. It takes approximately 55 min to drive from Ilford to Colchester.

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