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There are 5 ways to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Colchester by train, subway, bus, car or towncar

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Train, subway  •  1h 45m

  1. Take the train from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 to London Paddington
  2. Take the subway from Lancaster Gate station to Liverpool Street station
  3. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Colchester

$53 - $76

Cheapest option

Subway, train  •  2h 5m

  1. Take the subway from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 station to Holborn station Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Colchester

$30 - $46

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Bus  •  2h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Colchester National Express / ...

$30 - $40

Drive  •  1h 34m

  1. Drive from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Colchester 94.7 miles

$20 - $30

Towncar  •  1h 34m

  1. Take a town car from London Heathrow Airport to Colchester 94.7 miles

$210 - $300

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Colchester is to drive which costs £15 - £23 and takes 1h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Colchester is to drive which costs £15 - £23 and takes 1h 34m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 and arriving at Colchester. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 30m.

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The distance between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) and Colchester is 65 miles. The road distance is 94.7 miles.

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The best way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Colchester without a car is to train and subway which takes 1h 45m and costs £40 - £60.

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It takes approximately 1h 45m to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Colchester, including transfers.

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Colchester bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 station.

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Colchester bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Colchester station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Colchester is 95 miles. It takes approximately 1h 34m to drive from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Colchester.

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  • Distance: 65.3 miles
  • Duration: 1h 45m

What companies run services between London Heathrow Airport (LHR), England and Colchester, England?

National Express operates a bus from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Colchester every 2 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $40 and the journey takes 2h 30m.

Train operators
London Underground (Tube)
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Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Lancaster Gate station to Liverpool Street station
Ave. Duration
15m
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
London Underground (Tube)
Subway from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 station to Holborn station
Ave. Duration
52m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
London Underground (Tube)
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Colchester
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
National Express
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from London Heathrow Airport to Colchester
Estimated price
$210 - $300

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