There are 4 ways to get from Rainham to Mersea Island by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Rainham (Kent) to Stratford International
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Wivenhoe

$44 - $63

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Bus  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Lakeside, Bus Station (Lakeside) to Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station 100
  2. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn) to Colchester Town Centre, High Street (Colch High St) 71 / ...

$37 - $38

2 alternative options

Train via Woolwich Arsenal  •  2 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Rainham (Kent) to Woolwich Arsenal
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Colchester

$43 - $64

Drive  •  1 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Rainham to Wivenhoe 78.2 miles

$16 - $25

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The cheapest way to get from Rainham to Mersea Island is to drive which costs £12 - £19 and takes 1 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rainham to Mersea Island is to drive which costs £12 - £19 and takes 1 h 21 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rainham to Mersea Island. However, there are services departing from Rainham, Roberts Road and arriving at Wivenhoe, Heath Road via Waterfront Bus Station, Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre), Lakeside, Bus Station (Lakeside), Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn) and Colchester Town Centre, Angel Court. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 58 min.

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The distance between Rainham and Mersea Island is 33 miles. The road distance is 78.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Rainham to Mersea Island without a car is to train which takes 2 h 15 min and costs £30 - £50.

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It takes approximately 2 h 15 min to get from Rainham to Mersea Island, including transfers.

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Rainham to Mersea Island bus services, operated by First in Essex, arrive at Lakeside, Bus Station (Lakeside).

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The best way to get from Rainham to Mersea Island is to train which takes 2 h 15 min and costs £30 - £50. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £27 - £29 and takes 5 h 58 min.

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Rainham to Mersea Island bus services, operated by First in Essex, arrive at Colchester Town Centre, High Street (Colch High St) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rainham to Mersea Island is 78 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 21 min to drive from Rainham to Mersea Island.

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There are 185+ hotels available in Mersea Island. Prices start at $72 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Rainham to Mersea Island.
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  • Distance: 32.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 15 min

What companies run services between Rainham, Medway, England and Mersea Island, England?

You can take a train from Rainham to Wivenhoe via Stratford International, Stratford New Town, Stratford International, Stratford City Bus Station, and Stratford (London) in around 2 h 15 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rainham to Wivenhoe via Waterfront Bus Station, Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre), Lakeside, Bus Station (Lakeside), Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station, Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn), Colchester Town Centre, High Street (Colch High St), and Colchester Town Centre, Angel Court in around 5 h 58 min.

Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Rainham (Kent) to Stratford International
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$20 - $29
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $26
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Stratford (London) to Wivenhoe
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Stratford (London) to Colchester
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Rainham (Kent) to Woolwich Arsenal
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Bus operators
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Lakeside, Bus Station (Lakeside) to Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn) to Colchester Town Centre, High Street (Colch High St)
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Website
firstgroup.com

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