• Our partners include:

  • National Express
  • RailEurope
  • ThamesLink
  • Virgin Trains
  • BlaBlaCar
  • Booking.com
  • Skyscanner
  • Airbnb
  • Expedia
  • Uber

There are 4 ways to get from Rochford to Colchester by train, bus, 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

Train  •  1 h 15 min

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

$23 - $34

3 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Rochford, The Square to Rayleigh, Railway Station 7 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station to Colchester Town Centre, High Street 70 / ...

Taxi  •  47 min

  1. Take a taxi from Rochford to Colchester 42.6 miles

$180 - $230

Drive  •  47 min

  1. Drive from Rochford to Colchester 42.6 miles

$9 - $14

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rochford to Colchester is to drive which costs £7 - £11 and takes 47 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Rochford to Colchester is to taxi which costs £140 - £180 and takes 47 min.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Rochford to Colchester. However, there are services departing from Rochford, The Square and arriving at Colchester Town Centre, High Street via Rayleigh, Railway Station and Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 29 min.

More details

No, there is no direct train from Rochford to Colchester. However, there are services departing from Rochford and arriving at Colchester via Shenfield. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 15 min.

More details

The distance between Rochford and Colchester is 23 miles. The road distance is 42.6 miles.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Rochford to Colchester without a car is to train which takes 1 h 15 min and costs £17 - £26.

More details

It takes approximately 1 h 15 min to get from Rochford to Colchester, including transfers.

More details

Rochford to Colchester bus services, operated by Arriva UK, depart from Rochford, The Square station.

More details

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

More details

The best way to get from Rochford to Colchester is to train which takes 1 h 15 min and costs £17 - £26. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3 h 29 min.

Mode details

Map of how to get from Rochford to Colchester.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 23 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 15 min

What companies run services between Rochford, Essex, England and Colchester, England?

You can take a train from Rochford to Colchester via Shenfield in around 1 h 15 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rochford to Colchester via Rayleigh, Railway Station and Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station in around 3 h 29 min.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Rochford to Shenfield
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $13
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
$14 - $21
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 Rochford, The Square to Rayleigh, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
NIBSbuses
Phone
01268 767870
Website
nibsbuses.com
Bus from Rochford, The Square to Rayleigh, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Website
NIBSbuses
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station to Colchester Town Centre, High Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Website
firstgroup.com
Other operators
Taxi from Rochford to Colchester
Ave. Duration
47 min
Estimated price
$180 - $230
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

Want to know more about travelling around United Kingdom

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

Rochford to Colchester bus services, operated by First in Essex, arrive at Colchester Town Centre, High Street station.

More details

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

More details

Yes, the driving distance between Rochford to Colchester is 43 miles. It takes approximately 47 min to drive from Rochford to Colchester.

Get driving directions

Book your Rochford to Colchester train tickets online with Rome2rio.

Search and book

There are 244+ hotels available in Colchester. Prices start at $68 USD per night.

More details