There are 6 ways to get from Leigh-on-Sea to Colchester by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  1 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Leigh-on-Sea to West Ham
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Colchester

$34 - $53

Cheapest option

Line 3 bus, bus  •  2 h 43 min

  1. Take the line 3 bus from Leigh-on-Sea, Thames Drive to Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station 3
  2. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn) to Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street (Colch Bus Stn) 71 / ...

$18

4 alternative options

Bus, train  •  1 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Leigh-on-Sea, Thames Drive to Rayleigh, Railway Station (Rayleigh Stn) 1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Shenfield to Colchester

$23 - $36

Bus  •  2 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Leigh-on-Sea, Thames Drive to Rayleigh, Railway Station (Rayleigh Stn) 1 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Rayleigh, Railway Station (Rayleigh Stn) to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) X30
  3. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn) to Colchester Town Centre, High Street (Colch High St) 71 / ...

$19 - $22

Taxi  •  44 min

  1. Take a taxi from Leigh-on-Sea to Colchester 39.7 miles

$100 - $130

Drive  •  44 min

  1. Drive from Leigh-on-Sea to Colchester 39.7 miles

$8 - $13

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The cheapest way to get from Leigh-on-Sea to Colchester is to drive which costs £6 - £10 and takes 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Leigh-on-Sea to Colchester is to taxi which costs £80 - £100 and takes 44 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Leigh-on-Sea to Colchester. However, there are services departing from Leigh-on-Sea, Thames Drive and arriving at Colchester Town Centre, High Street (Colch High St) via Rayleigh, Railway Station (Rayleigh Stn) and Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 36 min.

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The distance between Leigh-on-Sea and Colchester is 27 miles. The road distance is 39.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Leigh-on-Sea to Colchester without a car is to train which takes 1 h 38 min and costs £25 - £45.

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It takes approximately 1 h 38 min to get from Leigh-on-Sea to Colchester, including transfers.

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Leigh-on-Sea to Colchester bus services, operated by Arriva UK, depart from Leigh-on-Sea, Thames Drive station.

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The best way to get from Leigh-on-Sea to Colchester is to train which takes 1 h 38 min and costs £25 - £45. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £14 - £17 and takes 2 h 36 min.

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Leigh-on-Sea to Colchester bus services, operated by First in Essex, arrive at Colchester Town Centre, High Street (Colch High St) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Leigh-on-Sea to Colchester is 40 miles. It takes approximately 44 min to drive from Leigh-on-Sea to Colchester.

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There are 251+ hotels available in Colchester. Prices start at $72 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Leigh-on-Sea to Colchester.
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  • Distance: 26.7 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 38 min

What companies run services between Leigh-on-Sea, England and Colchester, England?

You can take a train from Leigh-on-Sea to Colchester via West Ham, West Ham Underground Station, Stratford Underground Station, and Stratford (London) in around 1 h 38 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Leigh-on-Sea to Colchester via Rayleigh, Railway Station (Rayleigh Stn), Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn), and Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn) in around 2 h 36 min.

Train operators
c2c
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Train from Leigh-on-Sea to West Ham
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Stratford (London) to Colchester
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $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
$13 - $19
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Leigh-on-Sea, Thames Drive to Rayleigh, Railway Station (Rayleigh Stn)
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Arrow Taxi
Phone
+44 1903 212121
Email
enquiries@arrowtaxigroup.co.uk
Website
arrowtaxigroup.co.uk
Bus from Leigh-on-Sea, Thames Drive to Rayleigh, Railway Station (Rayleigh Stn)
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
arrowtaxigroup.co.uk
Bus from Leigh-on-Sea, Thames Drive to Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
arrowtaxigroup.co.uk
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Rayleigh, Railway Station (Rayleigh Stn) to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn) to Colchester Town Centre, High Street (Colch High St)
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn) to Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street (Colch Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Website
firstgroup.com
Other operators
Taxi from Leigh-on-Sea to Colchester
Ave. Duration
44 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Star Taxis
Phone
+44 1634 575656
Website
startaxismedway.co.uk
A B C Taxis
Phone
+44 1634 840840
Website
abctaxismedway.co.uk
Chelmsford Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1246 600 155
Website
chelmsfordtaxisltd.co.uk
Fareway Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1245 355555
Website
farewaytaxisltd.com
A1 Taxi
Phone
+44 1245 838383
Website
a1carschelmsford.com

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