There are 4 ways to get from Milton Keynes to Colchester 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  •  1 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Milton Keynes Central to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Colchester

$45 - $89

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Line 99 bus, bus  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Take the line 99 bus from Central Milton Keynes, The Point (Central Milton Keynes The Point G3) to Airport Bus Station 99
  2. Take the bus from Luton Airport London to Stansted Airport London 777 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Stansted Airport London to Colchester 250 / ...

$25 - $37

2 alternative options

Line 99 bus, bus, line 133 bus  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Take the line 99 bus from Central Milton Keynes, The Point (Central Milton Keynes The Point G3) to Airport Bus Station 99
  2. Take the bus from Luton Airport London to Stansted Airport London 777 / ...
  3. Take the line 133 bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk) 133
  4. Take the bus from Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk) to Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street (Colch Bus Stn) 70 / ...

$29 - $39

Drive  •  1 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Milton Keynes to Colchester 87.2 miles

$18 - $27

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Milton Keynes to Colchester. However, there are services departing from Central Milton Keynes, The Point (Central Milton Keynes The Point G3) and arriving at Colchester via Luton Airport London and Stansted Airport London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 34 min.

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The distance between Milton Keynes and Colchester is 72 miles. The road distance is 87.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Milton Keynes to Colchester without a car is to train which takes 1 h 48 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 48 min to get from Milton Keynes to Colchester, including transfers.

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Milton Keynes to Colchester bus services, operated by Stagecoach in Bedford, depart from Central Milton Keynes, The Point (Central Milton Keynes The Point G3) station.

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The best way to get from Milton Keynes to Colchester is to train which takes 1 h 48 min and costs . Alternatively, you can line 99 bus and bus, which costs and takes 4 h 34 min.

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Milton Keynes to Colchester bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Colchester station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Milton Keynes to Colchester is 87 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 41 min to drive from Milton Keynes to Colchester.

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There are 249+ hotels available in Colchester. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Milton Keynes to Colchester.
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  • Distance: 71.9 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 48 min

What companies run services between Milton Keynes, England and Colchester, England?

You can take a train from Milton Keynes to Colchester via London Euston, Euston Square Underground Station, Liverpool Street Underground Station, and London Liverpool Street in around 1 h 48 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Milton Keynes to Colchester via Airport Bus Station, Luton Airport London, and Stansted Airport London in around 4 h 34 min.

Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Milton Keynes Central to London Euston
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Bus operators
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Central Milton Keynes, The Point (Central Milton Keynes The Point G3) to Airport Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.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 Luton Airport London to Stansted Airport London
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Stansted Airport London to Colchester
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
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 Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street (Colch Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk)
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk) to Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street (Colch Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk) to Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street (Colch Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Website
firstgroup.com

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