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Coach Information to Colchester from London

distanceDistance51 miles (82 km)
durationAverage coach duration2 h 40 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£12 (€13)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express or Greater Anglia

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 or Greater Anglia. There are direct coach services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this trip for as low as £8, but the average price of coach tickets is £12. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Colchester, East Hill / High Street.

Coach companies

London to Colchester with National Express

Buy your official National Express coach tickets from London to Colchester from £8 with Omio. Find coach times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most popular trip.

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 from London to Colchester, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

  • Average Price: £8

National Express 's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your coach from London to Colchester are the following:

  • 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
How much does a cheap coach between London and Colchester cost?
Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest coach from London to Colchester for the next 7 days starting from £8  one way.
What is the average price of coach tickets from London to Colchester?
If you’re looking to purchase tickets for this route in the next 7 days, you’ll find that London to Colchester coach prices are on average £12  one way.
What is the distance from London to Colchester via coach?
The London to Colchester coach distance is approximately 51 miles (82 km).
What is the average London to Colchester coach duration?
The London to Colchester coach duration is on average 2 h 40 min, which is to be expected when travelling 51 miles (82 km) from London to Colchester. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.
What is the departure coach station in London and arrival coach station in Colchester?

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from London Victoria   and arrive in Colchester, East Hill / High Street.

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

Passengers board the coach most frequently from London Victoria, which is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre, and they get off the coach at Colchester, East Hill / High Street, located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre.

Which coach companies can get me from London to Colchester?
If you're looking for coaches from London to Colchester, you can rely on National Express or Greater Anglia to get you to Colchester. It's also good to check out all possible coach companies for the London to Colchester trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Are there any London to Colchester direct coach services?
Yes, you can look for direct coaches from London to Colchester with National Express  without needing to change in between. Taking a direct coach tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this route.
How early should I book coach tickets between London and Colchester to score the best deals?
You can find a coach between London and Colchester to cost on average £12 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying coach tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your route. You’ll see tickets for the London to Colchester coach generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.