Colchester Town Hall

Stansted Airport to Colchester

From £10.90 one-way*

Duration: 50 mins (fastest)
Departures: up to 7 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 Stansted Airport to Colchester

Travel from the airport the right way with fast and convenient travel from Stansted to Colchester.

With fares starting from just £10.90 one-way*, the coach is the perfect option for anyone who wants to travel comfortably without breaking the bank.

You can book coach travel from across the UK now using the blue journey planner above.

Stansted Airport to Colchester journey information
Fastest journey time 50 mins
Cheapest price From £10.90 *
Distance (approx) 61km
No. of stops 2 (other services may use further stops)
First & last journey daily 00:20am/21:05pm

Our Stansted Airport 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:

  • Stansted Airport Coach Station
  • Braintree (Marks Farm)
  • Marks Tey
  • Colchester

482 coach towards Ipswich

Our 482 service travels up to 3 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Stansted Airport Coach Station
  • Braintree (Marks Farm)
  • Marks Tey
  • Colchester

Stansted Airport 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 Stansted Airport

Before you board your coach to Colchester at our Stansted Airport station, you can refuel with coffee shops, toilet facilities, newsagents and more on-site. You’ll soon be set for the next part of your trip.

For more information, take a look at our Stansted Airport coach station page.


Arriving in Colchester

Our 250 and 482 services both arrive at East Hill, right in the heart of the city. It's ideal for taking advantage of all the shops, cafes, restaurants and other facilities you may need upon arrival.

Great transport links, including bus routes, rail routes and a dedicated taxi rank are based around the stop, making it easy to travel further afield too.

Frequently asked questions

When is the first coach from Stansted to Colchester?

The first coach leaves from Stansted Airport at 00.20am, arriving in Colchester at 01.10am.

When is the last coach from Stansted to Colchester?

The last coach leaves from Stansted Airport at 21.05pm, arriving in Colchester at 22.00pm.

How much is the coach from Stansted to Colchester?

A one-way journey from Stansted Airport to Colchester is available from £10.90*.

How long does the coach take from Stansted to Colchester?

Our fastest coach journeys from Stansted Airport to Colchester take 50 mins.

What happens if I miss my coach from Stansted 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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