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There are 4 ways to get from London City Airport (LCY) to Colchester by train, bus, car or towncar

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Train  •  1 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from London City Airport DLR Station to Stratford DLR Station Dlr
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Colchester

$24 - $34

3 alternative options

Line 351 bus, bus  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Take the line 351 bus from Brentwood station to Chelmsford City Centre, station 351
  2. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station to Colchester Town Centre, High Street 70 / ...

Drive  •  1 h 3 min

  1. Drive from London City Airport (LCY) to Colchester 54.9 miles

$11 - $17

Towncar  •  1 h 3 min

  1. Take a town car from London City Airport to Colchester 54.9 miles

$160 - $230

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The cheapest way to get from London City Airport (LCY) to Colchester is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from London City Airport (LCY) to Colchester is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1 h 3 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London City Airport (LCY) station to Colchester. However, there are services departing from London City Airport DLR Station and arriving at Colchester via Stratford (London). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 16 min.

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The distance between London City Airport (LCY) and Colchester is 46 miles. The road distance is 54.9 miles.

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The best way to get from London City Airport (LCY) to Colchester without a car is to train which takes 1 h 16 min and costs £18 - £26.

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It takes approximately 1 h 16 min to get from London City Airport (LCY) to Colchester, including transfers.

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London City Airport (LCY) to Colchester train services, operated by Dockland Light Railway (DLR), arrive at London City Airport DLR Station.

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The best way to get from London City Airport (LCY) to Colchester is to train which takes 1 h 16 min and costs £18 - £26. Alternatively, you can line 351 bus and bus, which costs and takes 4 h 9 min.

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London City Airport (LCY) to Colchester train services, operated by Greater Anglia, arrive at Colchester station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London City Airport (LCY) to Colchester is 55 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 3 min to drive from London City Airport (LCY) to Colchester.

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Map of how to get from London City Airport (LCY) to Colchester.
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  • Distance: 45.5 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 16 min

What companies run services between London City Airport (LCY), England and Colchester, England?

You can take a train from London City Airport (LCY) to Colchester via Stratford DLR Station and Stratford (London) in around 1 h 16 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London City Airport (LCY) to Colchester via Manor Park Rail Station, Manor Park, Brentwood, Brentwood station, Chelmsford City Centre, station, and Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station in around 4 h 9 min.

Train operators
Dockland Light Railway (DLR)
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from London City Airport DLR Station to Stratford DLR Station
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
Dockland Light Railway (DLR)
Bus operators
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Brentwood station to Chelmsford City Centre, station
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 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
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from London City Airport to Colchester
Estimated price
$160 - $230

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