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Virail helps thousands of travelers plan their journeys every year. How? It's easy. Just enter the dates on which you plan to travel from Birmingham to Colchester. Our powerful engine will look at the data from thousands of travel providers, then show you all the available routes. You can choose to travel however you want. Decide on the type of transport you want to use, what time of day you'd like to set off and whether you'd like a direct journey or one with connections. When you've found your ideal route, Virail will redirect you to the web page of the provider. There, you can make your booking, then it's time to prepare for your trip.

How much do bus tickets from Birmingham to Colchester cost?

When you're traveling from Birmingham to Colchester, you can expect to pay an average of approximately £ 19.98. You might be able to find prices as low as £ 12.78, but it all depends on how you travel. Some forms of transport are cheaper than others, and prices will vary according to time of day, day of the week, season, and other factors. For the cheapest bus tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as bus ticket prices will often be reduced. You might also be able to save money by booking a connecting journey, rather than a direct route. Be sure to check the conditions of the ticket before booking, as sometimes cheaper bus tickets cannot be changed or refunded. Use Virail to check your options before booking, to ensure that you find the lowest price for your journey.

Journey Details

Best price £ 12.78
Journey duration 7 h 5 min
Connections per day 4
First departure 08:50
Last departure 14:30
Distance 125.5 mi
National Express-logo
National Express
Duration: 8 h 35 min
Birmingham Bearwood - Colchester
11:10 - 19:45
£ 12.78
Eurolines CH-logo
Eurolines CH
Duration: 6 h 35 min
Birmingham - Colchester
08:50 - 15:25
£ 16.87
National Express-logo
National Express
Duration: 6 h 35 min
Birmingham Coach Station - Colchester
07:50 - 14:25
£ 17.82
Eurolines CH-logo
Eurolines CH
Duration: 6 h 15 min
Birmingham - Colchester
14:30 - 20:45
£ 19.88
National Express-logo
National Express
Duration: 6 h 15 min
Birmingham Coach Station - Colchester
13:30 - 19:45
£ 20.84
National Express-logo
National Express
Duration: 11 h 5 min
Birmingham Airport Bus Station - Colchester
03:20 - 14:25
£ 34.03

How long does it take to get from Birmingham to Colchester by bus?

The journey from Birmingham to Colchester covers a distance of 126.1 mi. On average, you can expect your journey to last roughly 7 h 5 min. However, booking the fastest option will see you reach your destination in approximately 6 h 15 min. For faster journeys, look for express routes. Please remember that these may only depart at certain times of day, or on particular days of the week. You may also find that you can go from Birmingham to Colchester faster by making connections, rather than taking a direct route.

What time are the departures from Birmingham to Colchester?

If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Birmingham to Colchester, which usually leaves at 08:50. The last scheduled departure of the day is normally at 14:30. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year.

How many daily journeys are there from Birmingham to Colchester?

The exact number of journeys from Birmingham to Colchester can vary from day to day. Some services may only run on particular days of the week, while others might be seasonal. In general, an average of 4 departures leave each day. These are run by a number of different transport providers, including National Express and Eurolines CH. On particularly busy days, there can be up to 6 departures. You can usually expect there to be more connections on weekdays. Many providers run fewer journeys on weekends or public holidays. As a traveler, you may prefer to take a direct route from Birmingham to Colchester. However, you will find more options available to you if you are willing to take a connecting route. These pass through one or more different cities, and you'll have to change along the way. Not all travelers feel comfortable making multiple connections, but if you are, then you will enjoy greater flexibility when making your booking. The exact number of daily departures from Birmingham to Colchester varies, but in general, you can expect to find direct connections with no changes leaving each day. Travelers who are happy to take an indirect route will find, on average, 4 journeys with one change or more.

Stations of departure

Birmingham Bearwood
Birmingham Coach Station
Birmingham Airport Bus Station

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