How to get from Colchester to Bristol

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from Colchester to Bristol

You can get from Colchester to Bristol by train, bus or flight.

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bus

To get from Colchester to Bristol on 26 Jun we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

05:35Colchester6h10 11:45Bristol, Marlborough Street
1 change
£471One-way
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05:35Colchester6h10 11:45Bristol, Marlborough Street
1 change
£471One-way
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09:00Colchester6h20 15:20Bristol, Marlborough Street
1 change
£581One-way
15:05Colchester6h40 21:45Bristol, Marlborough Street
1 change
£581One-way
09:06Colchester3h57 13:03Bristol Temple Meads
2 changes
£881One-way

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Travel Information between Colchester and Bristol

distanceDistance153 miles (246 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£33 - £91
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £33 • 6 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £91 • 3 h 27 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Great Western Railway

Take a coach or train to travel 153 miles (246 km) from Colchester to Bristol. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 27 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £33. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are National Express or Great Western Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Colchester to Bristol.

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You can travel to Bristol from Colchester 2 different ways: coach or train.

The cheapest way from Colchester to Bristol is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £33 compared to other travel options to Bristol:

A coach is generally £58 less than a train for the same route. A train costs on average £91 from Colchester to Bristol.

The quickest way to travel from Colchester to Bristol is by train, which takes on average 3 h 27 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 6 h 10 min   of travel time.

The distance between Colchester and Bristol is around 153 miles (246 km).

The average frequency per day from Colchester to Bristol is:

  • Around 16 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Colchester and Bristol as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Colchester to Bristol:

  • Most travellers board their coach from Colchester, East Hill / High Street and arrive in Bristol, City Centre.
  • Most travellers board their train from Colchester and arrive in Bristol Temple Meads.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Colchester to Bristol, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • National Express can get you to Bristol by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with National Express from Colchester to Bristol for £33 on Omio.
  • Great Western Railway can get you to Bristol by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Great Western Railway from Colchester to Bristol for £91 on Omio.
Many of our customers who book a trip from Colchester to Bristol often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like London, Cardiff or Birmingham. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Colchester and Bristol itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Bristol and any of these top destinations today!

When planning your trip between Colchester and Bristol, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost £33 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £91 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Colchester to Bristol online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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