The cheapest buses from Colchester to London

Showing times and prices for 29 Oct

Cheapest

£15

Average

£21

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Colchester to London will cost around £ 21 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 15.

Cheapest
07:55Colchester2h55 10:50London
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£151One-way
Cheapest
17:30Colchester2h50 20:20London
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£151One-way
2nd Cheapest
03:05Colchester3h10 06:15London
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£171One-way
2nd Cheapest
12:30Colchester2h50 15:20London
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£171One-way
05:55Colchester3h45 09:40London
1 changes
£281One-way

Timetable Colchester to London

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03:05Colchester3h10 06:15London
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05:55Colchester3h45 09:40London
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07:55Colchester2h55 10:50London
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10:05Colchester3h35 13:40London
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12:30Colchester2h50 15:20London
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15:05Colchester3h35 18:40London
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17:30Colchester2h50 20:20London
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Fri
29 Oct
£22Greater Anglia
£15National Express
Sat
30 Oct
£13Greater Anglia
£11National Express
Sun
31 Oct
£13Greater Anglia
£13National Express
Mon
1 Nov
£22Greater Anglia
£8National Express
Tue
2 Nov
£22Greater Anglia
£8National Express
Wed
3 Nov
£22Greater Anglia
£8National Express
Thu
4 Nov
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£8National Express
Fri
5 Nov
£22Greater Anglia
£11National Express
Sat
6 Nov
£13Greater Anglia
£11National Express
Sun
7 Nov
£11Greater Anglia
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Mon
8 Nov
£22Greater Anglia
£10National Express
Tue
9 Nov
£22Greater Anglia
£10National Express
Thu
11 Nov
£22Greater Anglia
£10National Express
Fri
12 Nov
£11Greater Anglia
£11National Express
Sat
13 Nov
£11Greater Anglia
£13National Express
Sun
14 Nov
£11Greater Anglia
£8National Express
Mon
15 Nov
£11Greater Anglia
£8National Express
Tue
16 Nov
£22Greater Anglia
£8National Express
Wed
17 Nov
£36Greater Anglia
£13National Express

The fastest buses from Colchester to London

Showing times and prices for 29 Oct

Fastest Journey

2 h 50 m

Average

3 h 14 m

Buses per day

7

Distance

83 km

Of the 7 buses that leave Colchester for London every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 83 km distance in an average of 3 h 14 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 2 h 50 m .

The slowest buses will take 3 h 45 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
17:30Colchester2h50 20:20London
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£151One-way
Fastest
12:30Colchester2h50 15:20London
0 changes
£171One-way
2nd Fastest
07:55Colchester2h55 10:50London
0 changes
£151One-way
03:05Colchester3h10 06:15London
0 changes
£171One-way
10:05Colchester3h35 13:40London
1 changes
£291One-way

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Coach Information between Colchester and London

distanceDistance51 miles (82 km)
durationAverage coach duration2 h 50 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£13 (€15)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express or Greater Anglia

Coaches from Colchester to London cover the 51 miles (82 km) long route taking on average 2 h 50 min with our travel partners like National Express or Greater Anglia. There are direct coach services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this route for as low as £8, but the average price of coach tickets is £13. Travellers depart most frequently from Colchester and arrive in London, Victoria Coach Station.

Coach companies

Coach from Colchester to London with National Express

Find the best coaches from Colchester to London with Omio's travel partners National Express from £8. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best route.

National Express

National Express is the leading coach operator for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 coaches a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveller in mind. All National Express coaches are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most coaches are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the Colchester - London coach: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.

  • Average Price: £8

When you buy your National Express coach tickets between Colchester and London don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
    • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
    • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
    • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
    • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

Buses from Colchester to London

Buses from Colchester to London are operated by National Express. Direct coaches take just under three hours to arrive in London. There are three direct coaches every day, departing Colchester at 6:45 a.m., 8:55 a.m. and 15:20 p.m. There are ten indirect coaches per day which involve a change at Stansted Airport and take between 3 and 4 hours to arrive in London.

What are the departure and arrival stations for Buses from Colchester to London?

Departure Station: Coaches depart from Colchester Bus Station which is in the centre of town and can be easily reached by any bus service in the town. One coach per day also departs from the University of Essex Colchester Campus at 8:38 a.m.

Arrival Station: Coaches arrive at London Victoria Coach Station, which is a short walk from London Victoria Underground and Overground Station. From here onward travel to anywhere in London is straightforward. Coaches from Colchester also stop first at London Embankment, which is just a short walk to Trafalgar Square.

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FAQs
What is the cost of cheap coaches between Colchester and London?
Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest coach from Colchester to London for the next 7 days starting from £8  one way.
What is the cost of a coach ticket from Colchester to London on average?
The Colchester to London coach ticket price is on average £13  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this trip in the next week.
What is the distance by coach from Colchester to London?
You should expect to travel around 51 miles (82 km)  between Colchester and London by coach.
How long does it take from Colchester to London by coach?
On average the Colchester to London coach time is 2 h 50 min  covering the 51 miles (82 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.
What is the departure coach station in Colchester and arrival coach station in London?

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Colchester   and arriving in London, Victoria Coach Station.

Where is the departure coach station in Colchester located? Where is the arrival coach station in London located?

Passengers board the coach most frequently from Colchester, which is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre, and they get off the coach at London, Victoria Coach Station, located 1 mile (s) / 2 km away from the city centre.

Which coach companies can take me from Colchester to London?
For the route from Colchester to London you can take a coach with National Express or Greater Anglia. Be sure to check out all possible coach companies that offer services from Colchester to London on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
Is there a direct coach between Colchester and London?
Yes, you can search for direct coaches from Colchester to London on Omio with National Express, and you won’t need to change in between. Direct coach services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when travelling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you book your coach ticket.
When can I take the first coach from Colchester to London? When can I take the last coach for the day?
The first Colchester to London coach departs at 07: 00   and the last coach from Colchester to London leaves at 17: 30. Check out the most up-to-date Colchester to London coach times on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How far in advance should I buy a coach ticket between Colchester and London to get the best deals?
If you purchase a coach ticket from Colchester to London within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £13 one way. However, we recommend booking your coach in advance to get access to the best prices. Coach tickets between Colchester and London are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

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