There are 5 ways to get from Southend-on-Sea to Colchester Zoo by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus, line 75 bus  •  2 h 54 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

$12 - $17

4 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 57 min

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

$26 - $41

Bus, line 75 bus via Southend-on-Sea, Chichester Road  •  3 h 29 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

$19 - $25

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

The cheapest way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Colchester Zoo is to drive which costs £6 - £10 and takes 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Colchester Zoo is to taxi which costs £80 - £100 and takes 45 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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It takes approximately 2 h 54 min to get from Southend-on-Sea to Colchester Zoo, including transfers.

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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 54 min.

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

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 54 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Southend-on-Sea to Colchester Zoo via Shenfield, Colchester Town, Colchester Town Centre, St. John's Street, and Stanway, Colchester Zoo in around 2 h 57 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 Town
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $20
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, 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, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) to Maldon, Lower Plume School
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Maldon, Berridge House to Stanway, Colchester Zoo
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
$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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