There are 3 ways to get from Watford to Colchester by train, subway, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train, Tube  •  1 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Watford Junction to London Euston
  2. Take the Tube from Euston Square Underground Station to Liverpool Street Underground Station
  3. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Colchester

$32 - $61

2 alternative options

Line 142 bus, Tube, train  •  2 h 26 min

  1. Take the line 142 bus from Watford, Beechen Grove to Stanmore Station 142
  2. Take the Tube from Stanmore Underground Station to Stratford Underground Station
  3. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Colchester

$32 - $51

Drive  •  1 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Watford to Colchester 75.7 miles

$16 - $24

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The cheapest way to get from Watford to Colchester is to drive which costs £12 - £18 and takes 1 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Watford to Colchester is to drive which costs £12 - £18 and takes 1 h 17 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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It takes approximately 1 h 43 min to get from Watford to Colchester, including transfers.

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

There is no direct connection from Watford to Colchester. However, you can take the train to London Euston, take the walk to Euston Square Underground Station, take the Tube to Liverpool Street Underground Station, take the walk to London Liverpool Street, then take the train to Colchester. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Watford to Colchester via Stanmore Station, Stanmore Underground Station, Stratford Underground Station, and Stratford (London) in around 2 h 26 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 - $23
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $23
London Underground (Tube)
Rome2rio's guide to London Underground (Tube)
Contact Details
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Euston Square Underground Station to Liverpool Street Underground Station
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Stanmore Underground Station to Stratford Underground Station
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Colchester
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Stratford (London) to Colchester
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Watford, Beechen Grove to Stanmore Station
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk

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