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There are 6 ways to get from London to Colchester Zoo by train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train, bus  •  1 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Colchester
  2. Take the bus from Colchester, Railway Station Layby to Colchester Town Centre, High Street 65 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street to Stanway, Colchester Zoo 75A / ...

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from King's Cross St. Pancras to London Stansted Airport
  2. Take the bus from Stansted Airport London to Colchester National Express / ...

$18 - $26

4 alternative options

Train via Colchester Town  •  1 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Colchester Town

$24 - $35

Train  •  2 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Marks Tey

$25 - $36

Train, bus, line 75 bus  •  2 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Chelmsford
  2. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station to Maldon Prom Gates 31X / ...
  3. Take the line 75 bus from Maldon, Berridge House to Stanway, Colchester Zoo 75

Drive  •  1 h 12 min

  1. Drive from London to Colchester Zoo 59 miles

$12 - $19

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The cheapest way to get from London to Colchester Zoo is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from London to Colchester Zoo is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1 h 12 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from London to Colchester Zoo. However, there are services departing from King's Cross St. Pancras and arriving at Stanway, Colchester Zoo via Stansted Airport London and Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 43 min.

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The distance between London and Colchester Zoo is 48 miles. The road distance is 59 miles.

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The best way to get from London to Colchester Zoo without a car is to train and bus which takes 1 h 52 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 52 min to get from London to Colchester Zoo, including transfers.

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London to Colchester Zoo bus services, operated by TerraVision UK, depart from King's Cross St. Pancras station.

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The best way to get from London to Colchester Zoo is to train which takes 1 h 57 min and costs £18 - £26. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £13 - £21 and takes 3 h 43 min.

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London to Colchester Zoo bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Colchester station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London to Colchester Zoo is 59 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 12 min to drive from London to Colchester Zoo.

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Map of how to get from London to Colchester Zoo.
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  • Distance: 48.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 52 min

What companies run services between London, England and Colchester Zoo, England?

Greater Anglia operates a train from London to Colchester Zoo every 2 hours. Tickets cost $24 - $35 and the journey takes 1 h 11 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London to Colchester Zoo via London Stansted Airport, Stansted Airport London, Colchester, Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street, and Stanway, Colchester Zoo in around 3 h 43 min.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Colchester
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Colchester Town
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Marks Tey
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Chelmsford
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Colchester, Railway Station Layby to Colchester Town Centre, High Street
Ave. Duration
6 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street to Stanway, Colchester Zoo
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station to Maldon Prom Gates
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Maldon, Berridge House to Stanway, Colchester Zoo
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
firstgroup.com
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Colchester, Railway Station Layby to Colchester Town Centre, Angel Court
Ave. Duration
5 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Hedingham Omnibuses
Phone
+44 1206 769778
Email
services@hedingham.co.uk
Website
hedingham.co.uk
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street to Stanway, Colchester Zoo
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
hedingham.co.uk
TerraVision UK
Website
terravision.eu
Bus from King's Cross St. Pancras to London Stansted Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $13
Schedules at
cms-tvision.terravisionlondo.netdna-cdn.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 Stansted Airport London to Colchester
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com

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