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Coach Information between Colchester and Chelmsford

distanceDistance21 miles (34 km)
changesDirect coachYes

Coaches from Colchester to Chelmsford cover the 21 miles (34 km) long route with our travel partners like. There are direct coach services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Colchester and arrive in Chelmsford, Duke Street.

Coach from Colchester to Chelmsford

Coaches from Colchester to Chelmsford depart every day, including at weekends. There are multiple departures throughout the day, covering the 20 miles between the two destinations in Essex. The journey can take anywhere from 35 minutes to 45 minutes, depending on the service selected.

How long is the journey by bus from Colchester to Chelmsford?

Taking coaches from Colchester to Chelmsford can be as quick as 35 minutes or a little longer at 45 minutes. There are no changes required along the route, but passengers can decide which stops to get on and off at for their convenience.

How many coaches are there from Colchester to Chelmsford?

There are up to 11 coaches a day travelling between Colchester and Chelmsford, with the first buses leaving early in the morning and the last mid-afternoon. The 6:00 a.m. departure can get passengers into Chelmsford in time for the start of the working day, while the 3.55 p.m. bus arrives late in the afternoon.

What is/are the departure and arrival bus stations for buses from Colchester to Chelmsford?

Departure bus station: Passengers boarding coaches from Colchester to Chelmsford can do so from a number of stops. These are the coach station, the railway station and Zingst, West. Colchester Coach Station is a 20-minute walk from the centre of town and on the numbers one A, 64 and 64A bus routes. There are refreshment facilities and toilets at the coach station.

Arrival bus station: Chelmsford Bus and Coach Terminal. This is a four-minute walk from the city centre and is close to other transport infrastructure, such as the train station. A retail complex is attached to the coach station, offering ample facilities, including toilets.

Which coach providers travel from Colchester to Chelmsford?

Coaches from Colchester to Chelmsford are operated by National Express, with multiple departures to choose from. While there is a disparity in length between some of the services, it's only about a 10 minute difference.

National Express Colchester to Chelmsford

National Express operates 11 coaches a day from Colchester to Chelmsford, offering a number of departure times, from 6:00 a.m. until 3.55 p.m. There is no need for passengers to change buses between the two destinations in the southeast, but there are a number of stops on the route. This can be particularly convenient for anyone not wanting to get on the coach in central Colchester.

Colchester to Chelmsford Coach: Services on board

Everybody who buys a ticket for National Express coaches from Colchester to Chelmsford is guaranteed a comfortable seat with a generous amount of legroom and individual air conditioning controls. The VUER entertainment system is provided as standard, with hours of TV and films to screen throughout the journey. There is also free WiFi and accessible USB ports near each seat. Passengers have a luggage allowance of one case measuring 75 cm x 50 cm x 32 cm or two cases no bigger than 70 cm x 45 cm x 70 cm. In total, this baggage must not weigh more than 20 kg. An additional piece of soft hand luggage measuring 45 cm x 35 cm x 20 cm or smaller is also allowed on board. Extra pieces can be transported inside the hold for a supplementary fee. Pets are not permitted on board, with the exception of assistance dogs. Bikes are welcomed if they have been folded up, dismantled into manageable pieces or wrapped in an appropriate manner; they will then be considered as one piece of luggage. The majority of National Express's coaches from Colchester to Chelmsford can be accessed by disabled passengers due to lifts fitted at the front. It's best for passengers with mobility issues to contact National Express 36 hours before travel to secure their services.

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What is the distance to Chelmsford from Colchester by coach?
The distance to Chelmsford from Colchester by coach is approximately 21 miles (34 km).
What is the departure coach station in Colchester and arrival coach station in Chelmsford?

There are a few coach stations in Colchester to start your route from including Colchester, East Hill / High Street and Colchester, Stanwell Street. In Chelmsford you have a few coach station options to choose from for your arrival including Chelmsford, Duke Street and Chelmsford, Station (Stand VA).

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Colchester   and arrive in Chelmsford, Duke Street.

Where is the coach station in Colchester to go to Chelmsford? Where is the coach station in Chelmsford located?

Passengers board their coach most frequently from Colchester and travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre to this coach station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Chelmsford, Duke Street and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the coach station to the city centre in Chelmsford.

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