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There are 5 ways to get from Leigh-on-Sea to Colchester by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus, train  •  1 h 56 min

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

$24 - $36

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Bus  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station to Colchester Town Centre, High Street 70 / ...

Line 3 bus, bus  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Take the line 3 bus from Hadleigh, Rectory Close to Chelmsford City Centre, station 3
  2. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station to Colchester Town Centre, High Street 70 / ...

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 via Rayleigh, Railway Station and Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 22 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 bus and train which takes 1 h 56 min and costs £18 - £28.

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It takes approximately 1 h 56 min to get from Leigh-on-Sea to Colchester, including transfers.

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Leigh-on-Sea to Colchester bus services, operated by First in Essex, arrive at Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station.

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Leigh-on-Sea to Colchester bus services, operated by First in Essex, arrive at Colchester Town Centre, High Street 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 243+ hotels available in Colchester. Prices start at $69 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 56 min

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

First in Essex operates a bus from Leigh-on-Sea to Colchester every 20 minutes, and the journey takes 1 h 45 min.

Train operators
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
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 20 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
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Schedules at
arrowtaxigroup.co.uk
Bus from Hadleigh, Rectory Close to Chelmsford City Centre, station
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
arrowtaxigroup.co.uk
First in Essex
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 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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