There are 5 ways to get from Thetford to Clacton-on-Sea by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Thetford to Norwich
  2. Take the train from Norwich to Colchester
  3. Take the train from Colchester to Clacton-on-Sea

$49 - $72

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Bus  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Thetford to Stansted Airport London 727
  2. Take the bus from Stansted Airport London to Colchester 250 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street (Colch Bus Stn) to Clacton, Station Road (Clacton Station Rd) 97A / ...

$27 - $44

3 alternative options

Line 84 bus, train  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Take the line 84 bus from Thetford, Bus Interchange to Bury St Edmunds, Fornham Road 84 / ...
  2. Take the train from Stowmarket to Colchester
  3. Take the train from Colchester to Clacton-on-Sea

$32 - $46

Line 753 bus, line 754 bus, bus  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Take the line 753 bus from Bury St Edmunds, Old Convent Orchard to Sudbury, Bus Station 753 / ...
  2. Take the line 754 bus from Sudbury, Bus Station to Colchester Town Centre, High Street (Colch High St) 754
  3. Take the bus from Colchester Town Centre, Angel Court to Clacton, Pier Avenue (Clacton Pier Ave) X76

$30

Drive  •  1 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Thetford to Clacton-on-Sea 60.9 miles

$13 - $19

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Thetford to Clacton-on-Sea. However, there are services departing from Thetford, Bus Interchange and arriving at Clacton, Pier Avenue (Clacton Pier Ave) via Bury St Edmunds, Old Convent Orchard, Sudbury, Bus Station and Colchester Town Centre, Angel Court. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 48 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Thetford to Clacton-on-Sea. However, there are services departing from Thetford and arriving at Clacton-on-Sea via Norwich and Colchester. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 53 min.

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The distance between Thetford and Clacton-on-Sea is 47 miles. The road distance is 60.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Thetford to Clacton-on-Sea without a car is to train which takes 2 h 53 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 53 min to get from Thetford to Clacton-on-Sea, including transfers.

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Thetford to Clacton-on-Sea bus services, operated by Chambers, depart from Bury St Edmunds, Old Convent Orchard station.

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Thetford to Clacton-on-Sea train services, operated by East Midlands Trains, depart from Thetford station.

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The best way to get from Thetford to Clacton-on-Sea is to train which takes 2 h 53 min and costs . Alternatively, you can line 753 bus and line 754 bus and bus, which costs and takes 4 h 48 min.

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Thetford to Clacton-on-Sea bus services, operated by Hedingham Omnibuses, arrive at Clacton, Pier Avenue (Clacton Pier Ave) station.

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Thetford to Clacton-on-Sea train services, operated by Greater Anglia, arrive at Clacton-on-Sea station.

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Map of how to get from Thetford to Clacton-on-Sea.
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  • Distance: 46.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 53 min

What companies run services between Thetford, Norfolk, England and Clacton-on-Sea, England?

You can take a train from Thetford to Clacton-on-Sea via Norwich and Colchester in around 2 h 53 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Thetford to Clacton-on-Sea via Bury St Edmunds, Parkway Bus Layby, Bury St Edmunds, Old Convent Orchard, Sudbury, Bus Station, Colchester Town Centre, High Street (Colch High St), and Colchester Town Centre, Angel Court in around 4 h 48 min.

Train operators
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Thetford to Norwich
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$7 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$14 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $21
Anytime Single
$20 - $29
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Thetford to Norwich
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Norwich to Colchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Colchester to Clacton-on-Sea
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Stowmarket to Colchester
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
Coach Services
Website
coachservicesltd.com
Bus from Thetford, Bus Interchange to Bury St Edmunds, Fornham Road
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
coachservicesltd.com
Chambers
Phone
+44 1206 769778
Email
info@chamberscoaches.co.uk
Website
chambersbus.co.uk
Bus from Bury St Edmunds, Old Convent Orchard to Sudbury, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Website
chambersbus.co.uk
Bus from Sudbury, Bus Station to Colchester Town Centre, High Street (Colch High St)
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Website
chambersbus.co.uk
Hedingham Omnibuses
Phone
+44 1206 769778
Email
services@hedingham.co.uk
Website
hedingham.co.uk
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Angel Court to Clacton, Pier Avenue (Clacton Pier Ave)
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
hedingham.co.uk
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 Thetford to Stansted Airport London
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Stansted Airport London to Colchester
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street (Colch Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street (Colch Bus Stn) to Clacton, Station Road (Clacton Station Rd)
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Website
firstgroup.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Thetford to Clacton-on-Sea is 61 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 8 min to drive from Thetford to Clacton-on-Sea.

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