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

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Train  •  44 min

  1. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Colchester

$21 - $35

Cheapest option

Bus  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from London Stratford also for Westfield to Colchester National Express

$8 - $12

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  2 h

  1. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Chelmsford
  2. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn) to Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street (Colch Bus Stn) 71 / ...

$22 - $27

Drive  •  1 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Stratford to Colchester 54.3 miles

$11 - $17

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The cheapest way to get from Stratford to Colchester is to bus which costs £6 - £9 and takes 1 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Stratford to Colchester is to train which costs £16 - £24 and takes 44 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from London Stratford also for Westfield and arriving at Colchester. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Stratford (London) and arriving at Colchester. Services depart every 30 minutes. The journey takes approximately 44 min.

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The distance between Stratford and Colchester is 46 miles. The road distance is 54.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Stratford to Colchester without a car is to train which takes 44 min and costs £16 - £24.

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The train from Stratford (London) to Colchester takes 44 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Stratford to Colchester bus services, operated by National Express, depart from London Stratford also for Westfield station.

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Map of how to get from Stratford to Colchester.
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  • Distance: 45.8 miles
  • Duration: 44 min

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

Greater Anglia operates a train from Stratford to Colchester every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $21 - $35 and the journey takes 44 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Stratford to Colchester 3 times a day. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 1 h 40 min.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Stratford (London) to Colchester
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $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
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Stratford also for Westfield to Colchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
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

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