Colchester Town Hall

Heathrow Airport to Colchester

From £20 one-way*

Duration: 2 hrs 20 mins (fastest)
Departures: up to 4 services per day

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Children under 14 years of age are not permitted to travel without being accompanied throughout the journey by a responsible person aged 16 years or over.
Children aged 14 - 15 years old may travel unaccompanied, as from 5am, arriving at their booked destination no later than 10pm. Unaccompanied children will be asked for proof of age or a signed letter of permission from their parent/guardian. (sms or chat based messages are not permissible)

One infant aged 0-2 travels free when accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket. Additional infants aged 0-2 must be paid for. If you are travelling with more than 1 infant aged 0-2, please book the additional infant as 'Children (3-15).

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Coach from Heathrow Airport to Colchester

Travel direct from Heathrow Airport to Colchester from £20 one-way*, and say goodbye to expensive airport travel.

With up to 4 services each day, a guaranteed seat and lots of luggage room, you can travel more and pay less with National Express.

Heathrow to Colchester journey information
Fastest journey time 2 hrs 20 mins
Cheapest price From £20 *
Distance (approx) 150km
No. of stops 3 (other services may use further stops)
First & last journey daily 8:20am/23:10pm

Our Heathrow to Colchester services and stops

Click below to see the stops for each service and plan your journey with ease.

250 coach towards Ipswich

Our 250 service travels up to 4 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Heathrow Airport (Terminal 4)
  • Heathrow Airport (Terminal 5)
  • Heathrow Airport Central Bus Station
  • Stansted Airport Coach Station
  • Braintree (Marks Farm)
  • Marks Tey
  • Colchester East Hill

Heathrow to Colchester route map


You can bring 1x large suitcase (or 2x medium cases) & 1x soft hand luggage item onboard our coaches. However, be sure to check your flight luggage allowance with your airline before your pack.

View our luggage policy 

Departing from Heathrow

While you are waiting for your coach, Heathrow Airport has many great facilities for you to enjoy.

Facilities near to the stop include a wide assortment of cafes, shops and restaurants, as well as rest areas, toilet facilities, cash machines and ticket machines.

Arrival and Departure information: 

Terminal 2 & 3: Coaches arrive and depart from the Heathrow Central Bus Station.

Terminal 4: Coaches arrive and depart outside of Heathrow Terminal 4.

Terminal 5: Coaches arrive and depart outside of Heathrow Terminal 5.

Arriving at Colchester 

Welcome to Colchester Bus Station, your gateway to the town and beyond. Conveniently located for easy access, our station greets you with nearby amenities such as restaurants, shops, and cafes, ensuring a smooth transition upon your arrival.

Frequently asked questions

When is the first coach from Heathrow to Colchester?

The first coach leaves from Heathrow Central Bus Station at 8.20am, arriving at Colchester at 10.55am.

When is the last coach from Heathrow to Colchester?

The last coach leaves from Heathrow Central Bus Station at 23.10pm, arriving at Colchester at 1.30am.

How much is the coach from Heathrow to Colchester?

A one-way journey from Heathrow to Colchester is available from £20*.

How long does the coach take from Heathrow to Colchester?

Our fastest coach journeys from Heathrow to Colchester take 2 hrs 20 mins.

What happens if I miss my coach from Heathrow to Colchester?

We have fare types available to give you more flexibility when you travel. Both our Standard and Fully Flexible fares are amendable, however, excess fees may apply. For more information, please visit our tickets page.

Alternatively, when buying your ticket you can add Change and Go to your booking. Change and Go allows you to board any available coach 12 hours before or after your original departure time for just £5 per journey. Find out more at our Change and Go page.


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*Limited Availability. No booking fee when logged into My Account and purchasing on the National Express website or app, otherwise £1.50 booking fee applies. Fares correct 3 June 2024 for travel between 3 June 2024 - 30 September 2024.

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