There are 6 ways to get from Southend-on-Sea to Colchester Zoo by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  2 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Southend Victoria to Shenfield
  2. Take the train from Shenfield to Marks Tey

$26 - $40

Cheapest option

Bus, line 75 bus  •  2 h 42 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 Maldon, Lower Plume School 31X / ...
  3. Take the line 75 bus from Maldon, Berridge House to Stanway, Colchester Zoo 75

$21

4 alternative options

Train via Colchester Town  •  2 h 55 min

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

$27 - $37

Bus, line 75 bus via Southend-on-Sea, Chichester Road  •  3 h 17 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 Maldon, Lower Plume School 31X / ...
  3. Take the line 75 bus from Maldon, Berridge House to Stanway, Colchester Zoo 75

$22

Taxi  •  45 min

  1. Take a taxi from Southend-on-Sea to Colchester Zoo 40.9 miles

$110 - $130

Drive  •  45 min

  1. Drive from Southend-on-Sea to Colchester Zoo 40.9 miles

$8 - $13

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Southend-on-Sea station to Colchester Zoo. However, there are services departing from Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange (Victoria Stn) and arriving at Stanway, Colchester Zoo via Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) and Maldon, Berridge House. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 42 min.

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The distance between Southend-on-Sea and Colchester Zoo is 23 miles. The road distance is 40.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Colchester Zoo without a car is to train which takes 2 h 16 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 16 min to get from Southend-on-Sea to Colchester Zoo, including transfers.

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Southend-on-Sea to Colchester Zoo bus services, operated by First in Essex, arrive at Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange (Victoria Stn).

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The best way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Colchester Zoo is to train which takes 2 h 16 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus and line 75 bus, which costs and takes 2 h 42 min.

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Southend-on-Sea to Colchester Zoo bus services, operated by First in Essex, arrive at Stanway, Colchester Zoo station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Southend-on-Sea to Colchester Zoo is 41 miles. It takes approximately 45 min to drive from Southend-on-Sea to Colchester Zoo.

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There are 238+ hotels available in Colchester Zoo. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Southend-on-Sea to Colchester Zoo.
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  • Distance: 23.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 16 min

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

You can take a train from Southend-on-Sea to Colchester Zoo via Shenfield, Marks Tey, Marks Tey, Railway Station, Stanway, Sainsburys Store (Tollgate Stanway), and Stanway, Winstree Road in around 2 h 16 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southend-on-Sea to Colchester Zoo via Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn), Maldon, Lower Plume School, Maldon, Berridge House, and Stanway, Colchester Zoo in around 2 h 42 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 Marks Tey
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Shenfield to Colchester Town
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
First in Essex
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
$8
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) to Maldon, Lower Plume School
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Maldon, Berridge House to Stanway, Colchester Zoo
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7
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-on-Sea to Colchester Zoo
Ave. Duration
45 min
Estimated price
$110 - $130
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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