Travel from Southend-on-Sea to Colchester

Bus or train from Southend-on-Sea to Colchester?

Greater Anglia operates a train from Southend-on-Sea to Colchester every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $14 - $20 and the journey takes 34 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southend-on-Sea to Colchester via Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn) in around 2 h 28 min.

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How to get from Southend-on-Sea to Colchester

ModeDurationPrice
From Southend Victoria train to Shenfield then train to Colchester.1 h 23 min£21
From Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange (Victoria Stn) bus to Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn) then bus to Colchester Town Centre, Head Street (Colch Head St).2 h 28 min£6
From Southend-on-Sea taxi to Colchester.47 min£104
From Southend-on-Sea drive to Colchester.47 min£8

How long does it take to get from Southend-on-Sea to Colchester?

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

Is there a direct train between Southend-on-Sea and Colchester?

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.

Is there a direct bus between Southend-on-Sea and Colchester?

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, Head Street (Colch Head St) via Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 28 min.

Operators from Southend-on-Sea to Colchester

OperatorPhoneWebsite
Greater AngliaGreater Anglia
Arriva UK+44 (0)191 520 4000Arriva UK