There are 4 ways to get from Rayleigh to Colchester by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  1 h 6 min

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

$20 - $29

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Bus  •  1 h 59 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, Osborne Street (Colch Bus Stn) 71 / ...

$16

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  38 min

  1. Take a taxi from Rayleigh to Colchester 35.7 miles

$150 - $190

Drive  •  38 min

  1. Drive from Rayleigh to Colchester 35.7 miles

$7 - $12

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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, Osborne Street (Colch Bus Stn) via Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 59 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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The distance between Rayleigh and Colchester is 25 miles. The road distance is 35.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Rayleigh to Colchester without a car is to train which takes 1 h 6 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 6 min to get from Rayleigh to Colchester, including transfers.

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Rayleigh to Colchester bus services, operated by First in Essex, arrive at Rayleigh, Railway Station (Rayleigh Stn).

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Rayleigh to Colchester train services, operated by Greater Anglia, depart from Rayleigh station.

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The best way to get from Rayleigh to Colchester is to train which takes 1 h 6 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 1 h 59 min.

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Rayleigh to Colchester bus services, operated by First in Essex, arrive at Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street (Colch Bus Stn) station.

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Rayleigh to Colchester train services, operated by Greater Anglia, arrive at Colchester station.

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Map of how to get from Rayleigh to Colchester.
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  • Distance: 24.7 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 6 min

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 1 h 59 min.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.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
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Rayleigh, Railway Station (Rayleigh Stn) to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6
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
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
arrowtaxigroup.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Rayleigh to Colchester
Ave. Duration
38 min
Estimated price
$150 - $190
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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Yes, the driving distance between Rayleigh to Colchester is 36 miles. It takes approximately 38 min to drive from Rayleigh to Colchester.

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