Cheap bus tickets from Manchester to Colchester

Showing times and prices for 22 May

Cheapest

£25

Average

£40

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 Manchester to Colchester will cost around £ 40 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 25.

National Express
10:00Manchester9h15 19:15Colchester
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£251One-way
National Express
09:00Manchester9h15 18:15Colchester
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£371One-way
National Express
06:00Manchester8h50 14:50Colchester
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£431One-way
National Express
12:00Manchester9h10 21:10Colchester
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£541One-way

Bus Timetable Manchester to Colchester

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National Express
06:00Manchester8h50 14:50Colchester
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National Express
09:00Manchester9h15 18:15Colchester
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National Express
10:00Manchester9h15 19:15Colchester
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National Express
12:00Manchester9h10 21:10Colchester
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Sun
22 May
£95Avanti West Coast
£25National Express
£61British Airways
Mon
23 May
£79Avanti West Coast
£21National Express
£89British Airways
Tue
24 May
£86Avanti West Coast
£24National Express
£74British Airways
Wed
25 May
£67Avanti West Coast
£17National Express
£58British Airways
Thu
26 May
£79Avanti West Coast
£30National Express
£63British Airways
Fri
27 May
£78Avanti West Coast
£29National Express
£59British Airways
Sat
28 May
£92Avanti West Coast
£32National Express
£72British Airways

Bus times from Manchester to Colchester

Showing times and prices for 22 May

Fastest Journey

8 h 50 m

Average

9 h 7 m

Buses per day

4

Distance

276 km

Of the 4 buses that leave Manchester 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 276 km distance in an average of 9 h 7 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 8 h 50 m .

The slowest buses will take 9 h 15 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.

National Express
06:00Manchester8h50 14:50Colchester
0 changes
£431One-way
National Express
12:00Manchester9h10 21:10Colchester
0 changes
£541One-way
National Express
10:00Manchester9h15 19:15Colchester
0 changes
£251One-way
National Express
09:00Manchester9h15 18:15Colchester
0 changes
£371One-way

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Overview: Coach from Manchester to Colchester

distanceDistance171 miles (275 km)
durationAverage coach duration9 h 5 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£20 (€23)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express

Coaches from Manchester to Colchester cover the 171 miles (275 km) long trip taking on average 9 h 5 min with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct coach services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £20, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £17. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Colchester, East Hill / High Street.

Coach companies: National Express Manchester to Colchester

For as little as £17 you can travel by coach between Manchester and Colchester with National Express. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this journey.

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

  • Average Price: £17

National Express 's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your coach from Manchester 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.

Travel Tips: Coach to Colchester from Manchester

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FAQs

How much do cheap coach tickets between Manchester and Colchester cost?

Omio customers have found the cheapest coaches to Colchester from Manchester to cost as little as £17  in the next 7 days.

What is the cost of a coach ticket from Manchester to Colchester on average?

If you are looking to buy your coach ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Manchester to Colchester coach to cost on average £20  one way.

How many miles is it from Manchester to Colchester by coach?

When travelling this route you should expect the distance to Colchester from Manchester via coach to be approximately 171 miles (275 km).

How long is the coach journey from Manchester to Colchester?

The coach time between Manchester and Colchester is on average 9 h 5 min  for the 171 miles (275 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Colchester from Manchester by coach can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.

What is the departure coach station in Manchester and arrival coach station in Colchester?

When taking a coach from Manchester, you have a couple of coach stations you can depart from including Manchester, Coach Station, Manchester, Arena and Manchester, Etihad Stadium. When you arrive in Colchester, your coach can arrive in coach stations including Colchester, East Hill / High Street, Colchester, High Street (Angel Court) and Colchester, Stanwell Street.

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

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

Passengers board the coach most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly, which is located around 0.7 miles (1.2 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the coach at Colchester, East Hill / High Street, located 0.5 miles (814 m) away from the city centre.

Which coach companies can take me from Manchester to Colchester?

When taking a coach from Manchester to Colchester, you can count on National Express for the best way to get you to Colchester. You can also check all possible coach companies who offer a service to Colchester from Manchester and compare the amenities they offer before buying a coach ticket.

When does the first coach depart from Manchester to Colchester? When does the last coach depart from Manchester to Colchester?

The first coach from Manchester to Colchester leaves at 05: 45   and the last coach for this leaves at 13: 00. Omio shows you the latest coach from Manchester to Colchester schedule to help you book the best departure time for this journey.

How early should I buy Manchester to Colchester coach tickets to get the best deals?

In general, we recommend booking tickets for coaches in advance to score the best deals from all possible coach companies offering this journey and save money. If you buy coach tickets between Manchester and Colchester within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £20 one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your coach ticket from Manchester to Colchester a few months in advance.