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There are 5 ways to get from Purley to Colchester by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Purley to London Bridge
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Colchester

$34 - $50

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Rail Station to Stansted Airport London National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Stansted Airport London to Colchester National Express / ...

$23 - $42

3 alternative options

Train via Farringdon  •  1 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Purley to Farringdon
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Colchester

$34 - $50

Train, bus  •  3 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Chelmsford
  2. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station to Colchester Town Centre, High Street 70 / ...

Drive  •  1 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Purley to Colchester 80.1 miles

$17 - $25

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The cheapest way to get from Purley to Colchester is to drive which costs £13 - £20 and takes 1 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Purley to Colchester is to drive which costs £13 - £20 and takes 1 h 24 min.

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The distance between Purley and Colchester is 58 miles. The road distance is 80.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Purley to Colchester without a car is to train which takes 1 h 40 min and costs £26 - £40.

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It takes approximately 1 h 40 min to get from Purley to Colchester, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Purley to Colchester is to train which takes 1 h 40 min and costs £26 - £40. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £17 - £35 and takes 3 h 57 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Purley to Colchester is 80 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 24 min to drive from Purley to Colchester.

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There are 243+ hotels available in Colchester. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Purley to Colchester.
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  • Distance: 58.3 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 40 min

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

You can take a train from Purley to Colchester via London Bridge, London Bridge Bus Station, Bishopsgate, Wormwood Street, and London Liverpool Street in around 1 h 40 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Purley to Colchester via London Victoria, London Victoria Rail Station, and Stansted Airport London in around 3 h 57 min.

Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Purley to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Purley to Farringdon
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
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 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 Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station to Colchester Town Centre, High Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Website
firstgroup.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 London Victoria Rail Station to Stansted Airport London
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Stansted Airport London to Colchester
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
TerraVision UK
Website
terravision.eu
Bus from London - Victoria Station to London Stansted Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $13
Schedules at
cms-tvision.terravisionlondo.netdna-cdn.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
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk

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