There are 3 ways to get from St Albans to Clacton-on-Sea by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from St Albans City to Farringdon
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Clacton-on-Sea

$44 - $64

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Bus  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from St Albans City Railway Station to Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn) 724
  2. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn) to Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street (Colch Bus Stn) 71 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Town Railway Station to Clacton, Station Road (Clacton Station Rd) 97A / ...

$33 - $36

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Drive  •  1 h 27 min

  1. Drive from St Albans to Clacton-on-Sea 86.3 miles

$18 - $27

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The cheapest way to get from St Albans to Clacton-on-Sea is to drive which costs £14 - £21 and takes 1 h 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from St Albans to Clacton-on-Sea is to drive which costs £14 - £21 and takes 1 h 27 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from St Albans station to Clacton-on-Sea station. However, there are services departing from St Albans City Railway Station and arriving at Clacton, Station Road (Clacton Station Rd) via Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn), Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn) and Town Railway Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 21 min.

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The distance between St Albans and Clacton-on-Sea is 64 miles. The road distance is 86.3 miles.

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The best way to get from St Albans to Clacton-on-Sea without a car is to train which takes 2 h 30 min and costs £30 - £50.

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It takes approximately 2 h 30 min to get from St Albans to Clacton-on-Sea, including transfers.

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St Albans to Clacton-on-Sea bus services, operated by Green Line (operated by Arriva), arrive at St Albans City Railway Station.

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The best way to get from St Albans to Clacton-on-Sea is to train which takes 2 h 30 min and costs £30 - £50. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £25 - £28 and takes 5 h 21 min.

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St Albans to Clacton-on-Sea bus services, operated by First in Essex, arrive at Clacton, Station Road (Clacton Station Rd).

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Yes, the driving distance between St Albans to Clacton-on-Sea is 86 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 27 min to drive from St Albans to Clacton-on-Sea.

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Map of how to get from St Albans to Clacton-on-Sea.
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  • Distance: 64.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 30 min

What companies run services between St Albans, England and Clacton-on-Sea, England?

You can take a train from St Albans to Clacton-on-Sea via Farringdon, Farringdon Underground Station, Liverpool Street Underground Station, and London Liverpool Street in around 2 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from St Albans to Clacton-on-Sea via Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn), Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn), Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street (Colch Bus Stn), and Town Railway Station in around 5 h 21 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Green Line (operated by Arriva)
Phone
0344 801 7261
Email
greenline.customerservices@googlemail.com
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from St Albans City Railway Station to Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
Green Line
Book at
Green Line (Arriva)
First in Essex
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 Town Railway Station to Clacton, Station Road (Clacton Station Rd)
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Website
firstgroup.com

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