There are 6 ways to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Colchester by bus, train, taxi, car or towncar

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Bus National Express  •  55 min

  1. Take the bus from Stansted Airport London to Colchester National Express / ...

$6 - $14

5 alternative options

Train  •  1 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to London Liverpool Street Stansted Express
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Colchester

$48 - $60

Bus Arriva UK  •  2 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) X10 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn) to Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street (Colch Bus Stn) 71 / ...

$11 - $16

Taxi  •  39 min

  1. Take a taxi from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Colchester 34.1 miles

$150 - $190

Drive  •  39 min

  1. Drive from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Colchester 34.1 miles

$7 - $11

Towncar  •  39 min

  1. Take a town car from London Stansted Airport to Colchester 34.1 miles

$120 - $180

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Colchester is to bus which costs £4 - £11 and takes 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Colchester is to taxi which takes 39 min and costs £110 - £140.

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The distance between London Stansted Airport (STN) and Colchester is 44 km. The road distance is 54 km.

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The bus from Stansted Airport London to Colchester takes 55 min including transfers and departs every two hours.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Stansted Airport London and arriving at Colchester. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Colchester. However, there are services departing from Stansted Airport and arriving at Colchester via London Liverpool Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 57 min.

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What companies run services between London Stansted Airport (STN), England and Colchester, England?

National Express operates a bus from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Colchester every 2 hours. Tickets cost $8 - $14 and the journey takes 55 min. Arriva UK also services this route 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Colchester via London Liverpool Street in around 1 h 57 min.

Train operators
Stansted Express
Website
stanstedexpress.com
Train from Stansted Airport to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
stanstedexpress.com
Standard
$26
First
$40
Business
$39
Bus operators
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Takeley, Coopers Villas (Sewage Works) to Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street (Colch Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.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
Taxi from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Colchester
Ave. Duration
39 min
Estimated price
$150 - $190
A1 Taxi
Phone
+44 1245 838383
Website
a1carschelmsford.com
Fareway Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1245 355555
Website
farewaytaxisltd.com
Chelmsford Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1246 600 155
Website
chelmsfordtaxisltd.co.uk
Jayride
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from London Stansted Airport to Colchester
Estimated price
$120 - $180

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