There are 4 ways to get from London Paddington Station to Colchester by subway, train, bus or car

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Tube, train  •  1 h 34 min

  1. Take the Tube from Paddington (H&C Line)-Underground to Liverpool Street Underground Station Hammersmith & City / ...
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Colchester

$26 - $39

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Bus  •  3 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from London Paddington Rail Station to Stansted Airport London National Express
  2. Take the bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) to Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street (Colch Bus Stn) 250 / ...

$19 - $31

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  2 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Chelmsford
  2. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn) to Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street (Colch Bus Stn) 71 / ...

$27 - $34

Drive  •  1 h 19 min

  1. Drive from London Paddington Station to Colchester 61.8 miles

$13 - $20

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The cheapest way to get from London Paddington Station to Colchester is to drive which costs £10 - £15 and takes 1 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Paddington Station to Colchester is to drive which costs £10 - £15 and takes 1 h 19 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Paddington Station station to Colchester. However, there are services departing from London Paddington Rail Station and arriving at Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street (Colch Bus Stn) via Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 49 min.

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The distance between London Paddington Station and Colchester is 53 miles. The road distance is 61.8 miles.

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The best way to get from London Paddington Station to Colchester without a car is to Tube and train which takes 1 h 34 min and costs £19 - £30.

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It takes approximately 1 h 34 min to get from London Paddington Station to Colchester, including transfers.

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London Paddington Station to Colchester bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at London Paddington Rail Station.

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London Paddington Station to Colchester bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street (Colch Bus Stn) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Paddington Station to Colchester is 62 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 19 min to drive from London Paddington Station to Colchester.

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There are 251+ hotels available in Colchester. Prices start at $72 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from London Paddington Station to Colchester.
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  • Distance: 53.3 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 34 min

What companies run services between London Paddington Station, England and Colchester, England?

You can take a bus from London Paddington Station to Colchester via Stansted Airport London and Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) in around 3 h 49 min.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Colchester
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
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 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
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 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Website
firstgroup.com
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 London Paddington Rail Station to Stansted Airport London
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) to Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street (Colch Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com

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