There are 4 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 20 min

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

$50 - $101

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Northampton to London Luton Airport 707
  2. Take the bus from London Luton Airport to London Stansted Airport 737
  3. Take the bus from London Stansted Airport to Colchester 250

$25 - $39

2 alternative options

Bus, line 99 bus, line 133 bus, line 70 bus  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Northampton Bus Interchange (Barclays) to Central Milton Keynes, The Point (Central Milton Keynes The Point J3) X7
  2. Take the line 99 bus from Central Milton Keynes, The Point (Central Milton Keynes The Point G3) to Airport Bus Station 99
  3. Take the bus from London Luton Airport to London Stansted Airport 737
  4. Take the line 133 bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk) 133
  5. Take the line 70 bus from Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk) to Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street (Colch Bus Stn) 70 / ...

$35 - $46

Drive  •  1 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Northampton to Colchester 101.8 miles

$21 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Northampton to Colchester is to drive which costs £17 - £25 and takes 1 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Northampton to Colchester is to drive which costs £17 - £25 and takes 1 h 56 min.

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The distance between Northampton and Colchester is 80 miles. The road distance is 101.8 miles.

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It takes approximately 2 h 20 min to get from Northampton to Colchester, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Northampton to Colchester. However, there are services departing from Northampton and arriving at Colchester via London Luton Airport and London Stansted Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 2 min.

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Map of how to get from Northampton to Colchester.
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  • Distance: 80.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 20 min

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 20 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Northampton to Colchester via London Luton Airport and London Stansted Airport in around 5 h 2 min.

Train operators
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 Northampton to London Luton Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Luton Airport to London Stansted Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Stansted Airport to Colchester
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach Northamptonshire
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Northampton Bus Interchange (Barclays) to Central Milton Keynes, The Point (Central Milton Keynes The Point J3)
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.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 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, Osborne Street (Colch Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk

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