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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

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Train  •  1 h 49 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 First in Essex  •  2 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station X10 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station to Colchester Town Centre, High Street 70 / ...

Taxi  •  39 min

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

$150 - $180

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

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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 costs £110 - £140 and takes 39 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Stansted Airport London and arriving at Colchester. Services depart hourly, 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 49 min.

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The distance between London Stansted Airport (STN) and Colchester is 28 miles. The road distance is 34.1 miles.

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The best way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Colchester without a car is to bus which takes 55 min and costs £4 - £11.

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

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London Stansted Airport (STN) to Colchester bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Stansted Airport London station.

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London Stansted Airport (STN) to Colchester train services, operated by Stansted Express, depart from Stansted Airport station.

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The best way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Colchester is to bus which takes 55 min and costs £4 - £11. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £35 - £50 and takes 1 h 49 min.

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Map of how to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Colchester.
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  • Distance: 27.6 miles
  • Duration: 55 min

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 hourly. Tickets cost $8 - $14 and the journey takes 55 min. Arriva UK also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Colchester via London Liverpool Street in around 1 h 49 min.

Train operators
Stansted Express
Website
stanstedexpress.com
Train from Stansted Airport to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
stanstedexpress.com
Standard
$25
First
$40
Business
$38
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 Stansted Airport London to Colchester
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Takeley, Coopers Villas to Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station to Colchester Town Centre, High Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Website
firstgroup.com
Other operators
Taxi from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Colchester
Ave. Duration
39 min
Estimated price
$150 - $180
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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London Stansted Airport (STN) to Colchester bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Colchester station.

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London Stansted Airport (STN) to Colchester train services, operated by Greater Anglia, arrive at Colchester station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Stansted Airport (STN) to Colchester is 34 miles. It takes approximately 39 min to drive from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Colchester.

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