There are 4 ways to get from Stratford to Colchester by train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  45 min

$22 - $35

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h

  1. National Express

$8 - $12

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  2 h 8 min

  1. 71 / ...

$18 - $25

Drive  •  1 h 3 min

  1. 54.3 miles

$11 - $17

What companies run services between Stratford, England and Colchester, England?

Greater Anglia operates a train from Stratford to Colchester every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $22 - $35 and the journey takes 45 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Stratford to Colchester 5 times a day. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 2 h.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Stratford (London) to Colchester
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Stratford (London) to Chelmsford
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $18
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 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 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Stratford and Colchester is 73 km. The road distance is 87 km.

The cheapest way to get from Stratford to Colchester is to bus which costs £6 - £9 and takes 2 h.

The quickest way to get from Stratford to Colchester is to train which takes 45 min and costs £16 - £24.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Stratford (London) and arriving at Colchester. Services depart every 30 minutes. The journey takes approximately 45 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from London Stratford and arriving at Colchester. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h.

The train from Stratford (London) to Colchester takes 45 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.