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

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Train  •  1 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Purley to London Bridge
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Colchester

$32 - $47

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  2 h 49 min

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

$33 - $45

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 - £19 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 - £19 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 36 min and costs £24 - £40.

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It takes approximately 1 h 36 min to get from Purley to Colchester, including transfers.

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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 251+ hotels available in Colchester. Prices start at $71 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 36 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 Underground Station, Stratford Underground Station, and Stratford (London) in around 1 h 36 min.

Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Purley to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Stratford (London) to Colchester
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Stratford (London) to Chelmsford
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
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 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Website
firstgroup.com

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