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

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Train  •  1 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Watford Junction to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Colchester

$30 - $61

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 19 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 / ...

$28 - $31

2 alternative options

Tube, train  •  2 h 3 min

  1. Take the Tube from Watford Underground Station to Liverpool Street Underground Station Metropolitan
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Colchester

$29 - $43

Drive  •  1 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Watford to Colchester 75.7 miles

$16 - $24

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Watford to Colchester. However, there are services departing from Watford, Clarendon Road and arriving at Colchester Town Centre, High Street (Colch High St) via Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn) and Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 19 min.

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The distance between Watford and Colchester is 58 miles. The road distance is 75.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Watford to Colchester without a car is to train which takes 1 h 37 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 37 min to get from Watford to Colchester, including transfers.

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Watford to Colchester bus services, operated by Green Line (operated by Arriva), depart from Watford, Clarendon Road station.

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The best way to get from Watford to Colchester is to train which takes 1 h 37 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h 19 min.

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Watford to Colchester bus services, operated by First in Essex, arrive at Colchester Town Centre, High Street (Colch High St) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Watford to Colchester is 76 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 17 min to drive from Watford to Colchester.

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There are 249+ hotels available in Colchester. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Watford to Colchester.
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  • Distance: 58.2 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 37 min

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

You can take a train from Watford to Colchester via London Euston, Euston Square Underground Station, Liverpool Street Underground Station, and London Liverpool Street in around 1 h 37 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Watford to Colchester via Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn), Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn), and Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) in around 5 h 19 min.

Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Watford Junction to London Euston
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $22
London Overground
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Watford Junction to London Euston
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $10
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Oyster Card Off-Peak
$4 - $7
Cash
$8 - $12
Oyster Card
$6 - $10
London Underground (Tube)
Bus operators
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)
First in Essex
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

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