There are 5 ways to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Colchester by train, bus, car or towncar

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Train  •  1 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Colchester

$40 - $56

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Train via London Victoria  •  1 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Colchester

$41 - $74

Line 344 bus, train, bus  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Take the line 344 bus from Clapham Junction Station to Liverpool Street Station 344 / ...
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Chelmsford
  3. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) to Colchester Town Centre, High Street (Colch High St) 70 / ...

$42 - $55

Drive  •  1 h 30 min

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Colchester 88.3 miles

$18 - $28

Towncar  •  1 h 30 min

  1. Take a town car from London Gatwick Airport to Colchester 88.3 miles

$220 - $310

Questions & Answers

The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Colchester is 69 miles. The road distance is 88.3 miles.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Colchester without a car is to train which takes 1 h 55 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 55 min to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Colchester, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Colchester is 88 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 30 min to drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Colchester.

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There are 249+ hotels available in Colchester. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Colchester.
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  • Distance: 68.7 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 55 min

What companies run services between London Gatwick Airport (LGW), England and Colchester, England?

You can take a train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Colchester via London Bridge, London Bridge Bus Station, Liverpool Street Station, and London Liverpool Street in around 1 h 55 min.

Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Colchester
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Chelmsford
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Clapham Junction Station to Liverpool Street Station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
First in Essex
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
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from London Gatwick Airport to Colchester
Estimated price
$220 - $310

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