There are 3 ways to get from Maidstone to Colchester by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Maidstone West to Strood
  2. Take the train from Strood to Stratford International
  3. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Colchester

$45 - $70

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Lakeside, Bus Station (Lakeside) to Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station 100
  2. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn) to Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street (Colch Bus Stn) 71 / ...

$21 - $27

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Maidstone to Colchester 73.8 miles

$15 - $23

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The cheapest way to get from Maidstone to Colchester is to drive which costs £12 - £18 and takes 1 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Maidstone to Colchester is to drive which costs £12 - £18 and takes 1 h 17 min.

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The distance between Maidstone and Colchester is 46 miles. The road distance is 73.8 miles.

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It takes approximately 2 h 11 min to get from Maidstone to Colchester, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Maidstone to Colchester. However, there are services departing from Maidstone, Pudding Lane (Medway Street) and arriving at Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street (Colch Bus Stn) via Chatham Railway Station, Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre), Lakeside, Bus Station (Lakeside) and Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 58 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Maidstone to Colchester. However, there are services departing from Maidstone West and arriving at Colchester via Strood and Stratford (London). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 11 min.

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What companies run services between Maidstone, England and Colchester, England?

You can take a train from Maidstone to Colchester via Strood, Stratford International, and Stratford (London) in around 2 h 11 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Maidstone to Colchester via Chatham Railway Station, Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre), Lakeside, Bus Station (Lakeside), Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station, and Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn) in around 5 h 58 min.

Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Maidstone West to Strood
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$9 - $13
Train from Strood to Stratford International
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $22
Bus operators
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Lakeside, Bus Station (Lakeside) to Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
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

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