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There are 6 ways to get from Southend East Station to Colchester by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  1h 44m

  1. Take the train from Southend Victoria to Shenfield
  2. Take the train from Shenfield to Colchester

$23 - $33

5 alternative options

Train, line 100 bus  •  1h 50m

  1. Take the train from Southend East to Basildon
  2. Take the line 100 bus from Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station to Chelmsford City Centre, station 100 / ...

Bus  •  3h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Southend-on-Sea, Heygate Avenue to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station X30
  2. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station to Colchester Town Centre, High Street 70 / ...

Line 1 bus, line 3 bus, bus  •  4h 37m

  1. Take the line 1 bus from Southchurch, Ilfracombe Avenue to Rayleigh, The Library 1
  2. Take the line 3 bus from Rayleigh, The Library to Chelmsford City Centre, station 3
  3. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station to Colchester Town Centre, High Street 70 / ...

Taxi  •  49m

  1. Take a taxi from Southend East Station to Colchester 43.4 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  49m

  1. Drive from Southend East Station to Colchester 43.4 miles

$9 - $14

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The cheapest way to get from Southend East Station to Colchester is to drive which costs £7 - £11 and takes 49m.

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The quickest way to get from Southend East Station to Colchester is to taxi which costs £85 - £110 and takes 49m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Southend East Station to Colchester. However, there are services departing from Southend-on-Sea, Heygate Avenue and arriving at Colchester Town Centre, High Street via Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 13m.

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No, there is no direct train from Southend East Station to Colchester. However, there are services departing from Southend Victoria and arriving at Colchester via Shenfield. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 44m.

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The distance between Southend East Station and Colchester is 25 miles. The road distance is 43.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Southend East Station to Colchester without a car is to train which takes 1h 44m and costs £18 - £26.

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It takes approximately 1h 44m to get from Southend East Station to Colchester, including transfers.

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Southend East Station to Colchester bus services, operated by First in Essex, depart from Southend-on-Sea, Heygate Avenue station.

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Southend East Station to Colchester train services, operated by Greater Anglia, depart from Southend Victoria station.

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The best way to get from Southend East Station to Colchester is to train which takes 1h 44m and costs £18 - £26. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3h 13m.

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Map of how to get from Southend East Station to Colchester.
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  • Distance: 25.4 miles
  • Duration: 1h 44m

What companies run services between Southend East Station, England and Colchester, England?

You can take a train from Southend East Station to Colchester via Southend Victoria and Shenfield in around 1h 44m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southend East Station to Colchester via Southend-on-Sea, Heygate Avenue and Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station in around 3h 13m.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Southend Victoria to Shenfield
Ave. Duration
34m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Shenfield to Colchester
Ave. Duration
34m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
c2c
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Train from Southend East to Basildon
Ave. Duration
21m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Bus operators
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station to Chelmsford City Centre, station
Ave. Duration
52m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Southend-on-Sea, Heygate Avenue to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station to Colchester Town Centre, High Street
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Website
firstgroup.com
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Southchurch, Ilfracombe Avenue to Rayleigh, The Library
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
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, station
Ave. Duration
44m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
arrowtaxigroup.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Southend East Station to Colchester
Ave. Duration
49m
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Star Taxis
Phone
+44 1634 575656
Website
startaxismedway.co.uk
A B C Taxis
Phone
+44 1634 840840
Website
abctaxismedway.co.uk
Fareway Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1245 355555
Website
farewaytaxisltd.com
Chelmsford Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1246 600 155
Website
chelmsfordtaxisltd.co.uk
A1 Taxi
Phone
+44 1245 838383
Website
a1carschelmsford.com

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

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Southend East Station to Colchester train services, operated by Greater Anglia, arrive at Colchester station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Southend East Station to Colchester is 43 miles. It takes approximately 49m to drive from Southend East Station to Colchester.

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There are 248+ hotels available in Colchester. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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