There are 3 ways to get from Northampton 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Northampton to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Colchester

$54 - $107

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Northampton to Colchester National Express

$14 - $19

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Northampton to Colchester 101.8 miles

$21 - $35

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

You can take a train from Northampton to Colchester via London Euston, Euston Square Underground Station, Liverpool Street Underground Station, and London Liverpool Street in around 2 h 21 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Northampton to Colchester once daily. Tickets cost $14 - $19 and the journey takes 3 h 55 min.

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Northampton to Colchester?

The distance between Northampton and Colchester is 129 km. The road distance is 163 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Northampton to Colchester?

The cheapest way to get from Northampton to Colchester is to bus which costs £10 - £14 and takes 3 h 55 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Northampton to Colchester?

The quickest way to get from Northampton to Colchester is to drive which takes 1 h 56 min and costs £15 - £23.

Is there a direct bus between Northampton and Colchester?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Northampton and arriving at Colchester. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 55 min.

How long does it take to get from Northampton to Colchester?

It takes approximately 2 h 21 min to get from Northampton to Colchester, including transfers.