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

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Train  •  1 h 44 min

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

$23 - $34

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Bus  •  2 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Southend-on-Sea, Heygate Avenue (S'nd Travel Ctr) 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 / ...

$18

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Bus via Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange (Victoria Stn)  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange (Victoria Stn) to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) X30
  2. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) to Colchester Town Centre, High Street (Colch High St) 70 / ...

$22 - $27

Bus via Southend-on-Sea, Chichester Road  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Southend-on-Sea, Chichester Road to Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station 3
  2. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) to Colchester Town Centre, High Street (Colch High St) 70 / ...

$23 - $28

Taxi  •  49 min

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

$110 - $140

Drive  •  49 min

  1. Drive from Southend East Station to Colchester 43.4 miles

$9 - $14

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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 (S'nd Travel Ctr) 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 2 h 53 min.

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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 1 h 44 min.

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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 1 h 44 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 44 min 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 (S'nd Travel Ctr) 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 1 h 44 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 h 53 min.

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

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

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

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 1 h 44 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southend East Station to Colchester via Southend-on-Sea, Heygate Avenue (S'nd Travel Ctr), Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn), and Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn) in around 2 h 53 min.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Southend Victoria to Shenfield
Ave. Duration
34 min
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
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 Southend-on-Sea, Heygate Avenue (S'nd Travel Ctr) to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9
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
Bus from Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange (Victoria Stn) to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) to Colchester Town Centre, High Street (Colch High St)
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Website
firstgroup.com
Arrow Taxi
Phone
+44 1903 212121
Email
enquiries@arrowtaxigroup.co.uk
Website
arrowtaxigroup.co.uk
Bus from Southend-on-Sea, Chichester Road to Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
arrowtaxigroup.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Southend East Station to Colchester
Ave. Duration
49 min
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
Chelmsford Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1246 600 155
Website
chelmsfordtaxisltd.co.uk
Fareway Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1245 355555
Website
farewaytaxisltd.com
A1 Taxi
Phone
+44 1245 838383
Website
a1carschelmsford.com

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

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