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There are 2 ways to get from London Paddington Station to Harwich by subway, train or car

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Subway, train  •  2h 45m

  1. Take the subway from Paddington to Liverpool Street station
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Manningtree
  3. Take the train from Manningtree to Harwich Town

£31 - £50

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Drive  •  1h 40m

  1. Drive from London Paddington Station to Harwich 80.7 miles

£12 - £18

London Paddington Station to Harwich by subway and train

The journey time between London Paddington Station and Harwich is around 2h 31m and covers a distance of around 75 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 1h 45m. Operated by London Underground (Tube), Greater Anglia and Thameslink, the London Paddington Station to Harwich service departs from Paddington and arrives in Harwich Town. Typically 124 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
2h 31m
Fastest journey time:
1h 45m
Services per week:
124
Cheapest price:
£31
Carbon emissions:
6 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
00:08
Last service departs at:
23:04

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

London Paddington Station to Harwich subway and train schedules

Departing Thursday, June 17, 2021

London Paddington Station → Harwich
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Harwich is 111.

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The cheapest way to get from London Paddington Station to Harwich is to drive which costs £12 - £18 and takes 1h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from London Paddington Station to Harwich is to drive which costs £12 - £18 and takes 1h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from London Paddington Station to Harwich. However, there are services departing from Paddington and arriving at Harwich Town via London Liverpool Street and Manningtree. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 45m.

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It is 69 miles from London Paddington Station to Harwich. It is approximately 80.7 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from London Paddington Station to Harwich without a car is to subway and train which takes 2h 45m and costs £30 - £50.

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It takes approximately 2h 45m to get from London Paddington Station to Harwich, including transfers.

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London Paddington Station to Harwich train services, operated by London Underground (Tube), depart from Paddington station.

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London Paddington Station to Harwich train services, operated by Greater Anglia, arrive at Harwich Town station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Paddington Station to Harwich is 81 miles. It takes approximately 1h 40m to drive from London Paddington Station to Harwich.

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There are 78+ hotels available in Harwich. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Map of how to get from London Paddington Station to Harwich.
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  • Distance: 69.5 miles
  • Duration: 2h 45m

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

There is no direct connection from London Paddington Station to Harwich. However, you can take the subway to Liverpool Street station, take the walk to London Liverpool Street, take the train to Manningtree, then take the train to Harwich Town. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Harwich.

Train operators
London Underground (Tube)

Comprised of 11 lines and 270 stations, the London Underground (known to locals as the Tube) is the most popular way to navigate the English capital, including to/from Heathrow Airport via the Piccadilly Line. Purchase an Oyster card (an electronic smartcard that you use to touch on and off at Tube stations) at any station for the cheapest fares. Most stations have WiFi, but not all trains and stations are air-conditioned. On weekends, a 24-hour service runs on selected lines.

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Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Paddington to Liverpool Street station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £3
Website
London Underground (Tube)
Greater Anglia
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Manningtree
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£25 - £40
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Manningtree to Harwich Town
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Liverpool Street to Manningtree
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£26 - £35
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£26 - £35

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