There are 5 ways to get from Romford to Colchester by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  46 min

  1. Take the train from Romford to Colchester

$18 - $26

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Bus  •  1 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from London Romford to Colchester National Express

$7 - $11

3 alternative options

Line 351 bus, bus  •  2 h 42 min

  1. Take the line 351 bus from Brentwood Railway Station to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) 351
  2. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn) to Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street (Colch Bus Stn) 71 / ...

$20 - $21

Taxi  •  48 min

  1. Take a taxi from Romford to Colchester 44.6 miles

$200 - $250

Drive  •  48 min

  1. Drive from Romford to Colchester 44.6 miles

$9 - $14

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The cheapest way to get from Romford to Colchester is to bus which costs £5 - £9 and takes 1 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Romford to Colchester is to train which costs £13 - £20 and takes 46 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from London Romford and arriving at Colchester. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 10 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Romford and arriving at Colchester. Services depart every two hours. The journey takes approximately 46 min.

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The distance between Romford and Colchester is 38 miles. The road distance is 44.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Romford to Colchester without a car is to train which takes 46 min and costs £13 - £20.

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The train from Romford to Colchester takes 46 min including transfers and departs every two hours.

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Romford to Colchester bus services, operated by National Express, depart from London Romford station.

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

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The best way to get from Romford to Colchester is to train which takes 46 min and costs £13 - £20. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £5 - £9 and takes 1 h 10 min.

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Map of how to get from Romford to Colchester.
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  • Distance: 37.9 miles
  • Duration: 46 min

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

Greater Anglia operates a train from Romford to Colchester every 2 hours. Tickets cost $18 - $26 and the journey takes 46 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Romford to Colchester twice daily. Tickets cost $7 - $11 and the journey takes 1 h 10 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
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 Romford to Colchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Brentwood Railway Station to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 20 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
Other operators
Taxi from Romford to Colchester
Ave. Duration
48 min
Estimated price
$200 - $250
Call A Cab
Phone
+44 20 8901 4444
Website
callacab.com
Licenced London Taxi
Phone
+44 75 1905 5741
Website
licensedlondontaxi.co.uk
Com Cab
Phone
+44 20 7908 0271
Website
comcab-london.co.uk
Fareway Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1245 355555
Website
farewaytaxisltd.com
A1 Taxi
Phone
+44 1245 838383
Website
a1carschelmsford.com
Chelmsford Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1246 600 155
Website
chelmsfordtaxisltd.co.uk

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Romford to Colchester bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Colchester station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Romford to Colchester is 45 miles. It takes approximately 48 min to drive from Romford to Colchester.

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