Directions from Southend-on-Sea to Colchester

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Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 23 min

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

$24 - $35

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 36 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, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn) to Colchester Town Centre, High Street (Colch High St) 71 / ...

$11 - $16

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  1 h 33 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 train from Chelmsford to Colchester

$16 - $24

Taxi  •  47 min

  1. Take a taxi from Southend-on-Sea to Colchester 42.7 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  47 min

  1. Drive from Southend-on-Sea to Colchester 42.7 miles

$9 - $14

What companies run services between Southend-on-Sea, England and Colchester, England?

You can take a train from Southend-on-Sea to Colchester via Shenfield in around 1 h 23 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southend-on-Sea to Colchester via Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) and Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn) in around 2 h 36 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 - $20
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Chelmsford to Colchester
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $16
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 Southend-on-Sea, Heygate Avenue (S'nd Travel Ctr) to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange (Victoria Stn) to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn) to Colchester Town Centre, High Street (Colch High St)
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
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 Southend-on-Sea, Chichester Road to Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
arrowtaxigroup.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Southend-on-Sea to Colchester
Ave. Duration
47 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
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Southend-on-Sea and Colchester is 41 km. The road distance is 68 km.

The cheapest way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Colchester is to drive which costs £6 - £10 and takes 47 min.

The quickest way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Colchester is to taxi which takes 47 min and costs £85 - £110.

No, there is no direct train from Southend-on-Sea to Colchester. However, there are services departing from Southend Victoria and arriving at Colchester via Shenfield. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 23 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Southend-on-Sea to Colchester. However, there are services departing from Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange (Victoria Stn) and arriving at Colchester Town Centre, High Street (Colch High St) via Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 36 min.

It takes approximately 1 h 23 min to get from Southend-on-Sea to Colchester, including transfers.