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There are 5 ways to get from Stratford to Colchester by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  43m

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

$21 - $30

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Bus  •  1h 40m

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

$8 - $12

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  2h 20m

  1. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Chelmsford
  2. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station to Colchester Town Centre, High Street 70 / ...

Taxi  •  1h 3m

  1. Take a taxi from Stratford to Colchester 54.3 miles

$140 - $170

Drive  •  1h 3m

  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 1h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Stratford to Colchester is to train which costs £16 - £24 and takes 43m.

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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 1h 40m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Stratford (London) and arriving at Colchester. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 43m.

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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 43m and costs £16 - £24.

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The train from Stratford (London) to Colchester takes 43m 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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Stratford to Colchester train services, operated by Greater Anglia, depart from Stratford (London) station.

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The best way to get from Stratford to Colchester is to train which takes 43m and costs £16 - £24. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £6 - £9 and takes 1h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Stratford to Colchester.
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  • Distance: 45.8 miles
  • Duration: 43m

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 - $30 and the journey takes 43m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Stratford to Colchester 3 times a day. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 1h 40m.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Stratford (London) to Colchester
Ave. Duration
43m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Stratford (London) to Chelmsford
Ave. Duration
26m
Frequency
Every 15 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
1h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
National Express
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station to Colchester Town Centre, High Street
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Website
firstgroup.com
Other operators
Taxi from Stratford to Colchester
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Estimated price
$140 - $170
Com Cab
Phone
+44 20 7908 0271
Website
comcab-london.co.uk
Licenced London Taxi
Phone
+44 75 1905 5741
Website
licensedlondontaxi.co.uk

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Stratford to Colchester bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Colchester station.

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Stratford to Colchester train services, operated by Greater Anglia, arrive at Colchester station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Stratford to Colchester is 54 miles. It takes approximately 1h 3m to drive from Stratford to Colchester.

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