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

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 42 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Colchester

$39 - $63

Cheapest option

Line 344 bus, train, bus  •  3 h 47 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, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn) to Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street (Colch Bus Stn) 71 / ...

$37 - $52

2 alternative options

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 cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Colchester is to drive which costs £14 - £21 and takes 1 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Colchester is to drive which costs £14 - £21 and takes 1 h 30 min.

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

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It takes approximately 1 h 42 min to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Colchester, including transfers.

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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 Underground Station, Stratford Underground Station, and Stratford (London) in around 1 h 42 min.

Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
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 London Liverpool Street to Chelmsford
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 15 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
56 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
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 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
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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