There are 4 ways to get from Ilford to Colchester by train, taxi or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 3 min

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

$25 - $39

Cheapest option

Train via Shenfield  •  1 h 15 min

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

$20 - $30

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  55 min

  1. Take a taxi from Ilford to Colchester 49.7 miles

$230 - $280

Drive  •  55 min

  1. Drive from Ilford to Colchester 49.7 miles

$10 - $16

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ilford to Colchester is to drive which costs £8 - £12 and takes 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ilford to Colchester is to taxi which costs £170 - £210 and takes 55 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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It takes approximately 1 h 3 min to get from Ilford to Colchester, including transfers.

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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 3 min.

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

Greater Anglia operates a train from Ilford to Colchester every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $22 - $35 and the journey takes 44 min.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Stratford (London) to Colchester
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $35
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
$15 - $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 - $10
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Ilford to Shenfield
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$4 - $7
Anytime Day Single
$5 - $7
Other operators
Taxi from Ilford to Colchester
Ave. Duration
55 min
Estimated price
$230 - $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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