There are 5 ways to get from Rayleigh to Colchester by bus, train, taxi 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

Bus, train  •  58 min

  1. Take the bus from Rayleigh, Railway Station (Rayleigh Stn) to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) X30
  2. Take the train from Chelmsford to Colchester

$15 - $23

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Rayleigh, Railway Station (Rayleigh Stn) to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) X30 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn) to Colchester Town Centre, High Street (Colch High St) 71 / ...

$10 - $15

3 alternative options

Train  •  1 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Rayleigh to Shenfield
  2. Take the train from Shenfield to Colchester

$20 - $29

Taxi  •  38 min

  1. Take a taxi from Rayleigh to Colchester 35.7 miles

$160 - $200

Drive  •  38 min

  1. Drive from Rayleigh to Colchester 35.7 miles

$7 - $12

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The cheapest way to get from Rayleigh to Colchester is to drive which costs £5 - £9 and takes 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rayleigh to Colchester is to taxi which costs £120 - £150 and takes 38 min.

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The distance between Rayleigh and Colchester is 25 miles. The road distance is 35.7 miles.

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It takes approximately 58 min to get from Rayleigh to Colchester, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rayleigh station to Colchester. However, there are services departing from Rayleigh, Railway Station (Rayleigh Stn) and arriving at Colchester Town Centre, High Street (Colch High St) via Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 4 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Rayleigh to Colchester. However, there are services departing from Rayleigh and arriving at Colchester via Shenfield. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 6 min.

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

You can take a train from Rayleigh to Colchester via Shenfield in around 1 h 6 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rayleigh to Colchester via Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) and Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn) in around 2 h 4 min.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Chelmsford to Colchester
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Rayleigh to Shenfield
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Shenfield to Colchester
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Rayleigh, Railway Station (Rayleigh Stn) to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
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 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Arrow Taxi
Phone
+44 1903 212121
Email
enquiries@arrowtaxigroup.co.uk
Website
arrowtaxigroup.co.uk
Bus from Rayleigh, The Library to Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
arrowtaxigroup.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Rayleigh to Colchester
Ave. Duration
38 min
Estimated price
$160 - $200
A1 Taxi
Phone
+44 1245 838383
Website
a1carschelmsford.com
Fareway Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1245 355555
Website
farewaytaxisltd.com
Chelmsford Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1246 600 155
Website
chelmsfordtaxisltd.co.uk
Star Taxis
Phone
+44 1634 575656
Website
startaxismedway.co.uk
A B C Taxis
Phone
+44 1634 840840
Website
abctaxismedway.co.uk

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