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

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Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Clacton-on-Sea

$37 - $71

Cheapest option

Bus via Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn)  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Watford, Clarendon Road to Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn) 724
  2. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) to Colchester Town Centre, High Street (Colch High St) 70 / ...

$35 - $38

3 alternative options

Tube, train  •  2 h 59 min

  1. Take the Tube from Watford Underground Station to Liverpool Street Underground Station Metropolitan
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Clacton-on-Sea

$36 - $53

Bus National Express  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Colchester National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street (Colch Bus Stn) to Clacton, Pier Avenue (Clacton Pier Ave) 97A / ...

$45 - $55

Drive  •  1 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Watford to Clacton-on-Sea 92 miles

$19 - $29

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Watford to Clacton-on-Sea. However, there are services departing from Watford, Town Hall and arriving at Clacton, Pier Avenue (Clacton Pier Ave) via Heathrow Airport London T2,3 and Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street (Colch Bus Stn). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 18 min.

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The distance between Watford and Clacton-on-Sea is 67 miles. The road distance is 92 miles.

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The best way to get from Watford to Clacton-on-Sea without a car is to train which takes 2 h 33 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 33 min to get from Watford to Clacton-on-Sea, including transfers.

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Watford to Clacton-on-Sea bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 station.

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The best way to get from Watford to Clacton-on-Sea is to train which takes 2 h 33 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h 18 min.

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Watford to Clacton-on-Sea bus services, operated by First in Essex, arrive at Clacton, Pier Avenue (Clacton Pier Ave) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Watford to Clacton-on-Sea is 92 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 33 min to drive from Watford to Clacton-on-Sea.

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There are 160+ hotels available in Clacton-on-Sea. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Watford to Clacton-on-Sea.
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  • Distance: 67.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 33 min

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

Greater Anglia operates a train from Watford to Clacton-on-Sea hourly. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 1 h 26 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Watford to Clacton-on-Sea via Heathrow Central Bus Station, Heathrow Airport London T2,3, Colchester, and Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street (Colch Bus Stn) in around 5 h 18 min.

Train operators
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 Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Colchester
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street (Colch Bus Stn) to Clacton, Pier Avenue (Clacton Pier Ave)
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) to Colchester Town Centre, High Street (Colch High St)
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Website
firstgroup.com
Hedingham Omnibuses
Phone
+44 1206 769778
Email
services@hedingham.co.uk
Website
hedingham.co.uk
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street (Colch Bus Stn) to Clacton, Pier Avenue (Clacton Pier Ave)
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
hedingham.co.uk
Green Line (operated by Arriva)
Phone
0344 801 7261
Email
greenline.customerservices@googlemail.com
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from Watford, Clarendon Road to Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
Green Line
Book at
Green Line (Arriva)

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