Cheap bus tickets from London to Colchester

Showing times and prices for 23 May

Cheapest

£14

Average

£22

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 London to Colchester will cost around £ 22 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 14.

Cheapest
09:30London2h40 12:10Colchester
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£141One-way
2nd Cheapest
16:30London3h05 19:35Colchester
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£161One-way
19:30London2h40 22:10Colchester
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£211One-way
13:00London2h50 15:50Colchester
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£261One-way
06:30London3h45 10:15Colchester
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£331One-way

Bus Timetable London to Colchester

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06:30London3h45 10:15Colchester
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09:30London2h40 12:10Colchester
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13:00London2h50 15:50Colchester
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16:30London3h05 19:35Colchester
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19:30London2h40 22:10Colchester
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Mon
23 May
£11Greater Anglia
£13National Express
Tue
24 May
£11Greater Anglia
£11National Express
Wed
25 May
£38Greater Anglia
£8National Express
Thu
26 May
£6Greater Anglia
£8National Express
Fri
27 May
£11Greater Anglia
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Sat
28 May
£12Greater Anglia
£13National Express

Bus times from London to Colchester

Showing times and prices for 23 May

Fastest Journey

2 h 40 m

Average

3 h

Buses per day

5

Distance

83 km

Of the 5 buses that leave London for Colchester 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 but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 2 h 40 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
09:30London2h40 12:10Colchester
0 changes
£141One-way
Fastest
19:30London2h40 22:10Colchester
0 changes
£211One-way
2nd Fastest
13:00London2h50 15:50Colchester
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£261One-way
16:30London3h05 19:35Colchester
0 changes
£161One-way
06:30London3h45 10:15Colchester
1 changes
£331One-way

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Overview: Coach from London to Colchester

distanceDistance51 miles (82 km)
durationAverage coach duration2 h 40 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£12 (€14)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express

Coaches from London to Colchester cover the 51 miles (82 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 40 min with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct coach services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £12, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £8. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Colchester, East Hill / High Street.

Coach companies: National Express London to Colchester

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National Express

National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance coach provider operating over 550 coaches per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates coach services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express coaches have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most coaches come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your coach to Colchester from London, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

  • Average Price: £8

National Express has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and travelling by coach from London to Colchester:

  • 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.

Coaches from London to Colchester

There are fast and frequent departures from London to Colchester every day. The first coach departures are very early in the morning, while the last coach departs very late at night. The fastest coaches are the non-stop services, which can take less than two and a half hours. Indirect services, requiring a change of coaches, can take up almost four hours.

Which coach companies travel from London to Colchester?

National Express is the sole provider of coaches for the journey from London to Colchester. The company operates both the non-stop and indirect services. No other company operates coaches on the route from London to Colchester.

How long is the coach from London to Colchester?

The fastest journeys on this route are on the non-stop services, which operate throughout the day. The very fastest of these direct journeys can take less than two and a half hours. Other non-stop services, however, can take longer: up to three hours, depending on the time of departure from London. Indirect services require a change of buses at London's Stansted Airport. These journeys are substantially longer, at up to four hours.

How many coaches are there from London to Colchester?

On weekdays, there are 13 daily coaches from London to Colchester, with 12 running on both Saturdays and Sundays. The first coaches on both weekdays and weekends leave in the early morning and the last leave late at night. There are departures at least every two hours throughout the day.

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

Departure coach station: London Victoria Coach Station is the departure point for all of these journeys from London to Colchester. This large, busy bus station is within walking distance of London's West End. Among the many facilities available are public toilets, cash machines, restaurants, cafes, fast food outlets and left luggage facilities. Victoria Railway Station is directly adjacent to the coach station and has a stop on London's Underground. Local buses leave from just outside.

Arrival coach station: Colchester Stanwell Street is the arrival point for all of these coach journeys. This is a bus stop rather than a bus station, located in the town centre with restaurants, cafes and other facilities within easy reach. Local buses depart from the stop. The railway station is within ten minutes' walk.

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FAQs

What is the cost of cheap coaches to Colchester from London?

Omio customers have found cheap coach tickets from London to Colchester for as low as £8  for the next 7 days.

What is the average cost of a coach from London to Colchester?

If you’re looking to buy tickets for this journey in the next 7 days, you’ll find that London to Colchester coach prices are on average £12  one way.

What is the distance to Colchester from London via coach?

When travelling this route you should expect the distance from London to Colchester via coach to be approximately 51 miles (82 km).

How long does it take from London to Colchester by coach?

On average the London to Colchester coach time is 2 h 40 min  covering the 51 miles (82 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.

When travelling by coach from London to Colchester, which coach station in London do I depart from and which coach station in Colchester do I arrive in?

Omio customers travelling this route book their coaches from London Victoria   to Colchester, East Hill / High Street.

Where is the coach station in London? Where is the coach station in Colchester?

Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their coaches from London Victoria and need to travel around 1.8 miles (2.9 km) from the city centre to get to this coach station.

Passengers arriving in Colchester most often arrive at Colchester, East Hill / High Street and need to travel around 0.5 miles (814 m) from this coach station to the city centre.

What coach companies go from London to Colchester?

If you're looking for coaches from London to Colchester, you can rely on National Express to get you to Colchester. It's also good to check out all possible coach companies for the London to Colchester route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

Can I purchase a direct coach from London to Colchester?

If you’re looking for a direct coach from London to Colchester, consider travelling with National Express. Non-stop coach services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your coach tickets.

When can I take the first coach from London to Colchester? When can I take the last coach for the day?

The first coach from London to Colchester leaves at 08: 30   and the last coach for this leaves at 19: 30. Omio shows you the latest coach from London to Colchester times to help you book the best departure time for this route.

When should I book London Colchester coach tickets to score the best deals?

If you buy London to Colchester coach tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £12. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for coaches to Colchester from London. Look out for coach tickets for this trip to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.