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

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Train  •  2 h 17 min

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

$49 - $70

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Bus  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Rainham, Roberts Road to Canary Wharf, Canada Square South 715 / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Mile End to Stansted Airport London
  3. Take the bus from Stansted Airport London to Colchester 250 / ...

$17 - $31

2 alternative options

Train via Woolwich Arsenal DLR Station  •  3 h 8 min

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

$38 - $54

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 Canary Wharf, Canada Square South, London Mile End, Stansted Airport London and Colchester Town Centre, Greyfriars. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 21 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 17 min and costs £35 - £55.

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It takes approximately 2 h 17 min to get from Rainham to Mersea Island, including transfers.

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Rainham to Mersea Island bus services, operated by The Kings Ferry, depart from Rainham, Roberts Road station.

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The best way to get from Rainham to Mersea Island is to train which takes 2 h 17 min and costs £35 - £55. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £12 - £24 and takes 5 h 21 min.

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Rainham to Mersea Island bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Colchester 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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Map of how to get from Rainham to Mersea Island.
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  • Distance: 32.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 17 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 17 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rainham to Wivenhoe via Canary Wharf, Canada Square South, Mile End Station Mile End Rd, London Mile End, Stansted Airport London, Colchester, and Colchester Town Centre, Greyfriars in around 5 h 21 min.

Train operators
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 - $30
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
The Kings Ferry
Phone
+44 1634 377577
Email
sales@thekingsferry.co.uk
Website
thekingsferry.co.uk
Bus from Rainham, Roberts Road to Canary Wharf, Canada Square South
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
thekingsferry.co.uk
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 Mile End to Stansted Airport London
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
National Express
Bus from Stansted Airport London to Colchester
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
National Express
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
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arrivabus.co.uk

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