Our other pages give information about airport connections and train services to and from Harwich. This page is about getting here by road.

To Harwich by coachIf you want to travel to or from Harwich by coach, click here.

From the Midlands and the North, follow the A14, which starts at junction 19 of the M1 (though this junction is accessible only for south-bound traffic). Harwich is signposted from the M1.

  • Follow the A14 until you are near to Ipswich, then join the A12 signposted to Colchester and London.
  • Follow the A12 for roughly 12 miles, then take the exit signposted to Colchester and Harwich (A120). Turn left at the roundabout and join the A120 signposted Harwich.
  • The A120 will take you directly to Harwich Old Town, with exits to the International Port and to Dovercourt.

From the M25, follow the A12 until you are near to Colchester. Pass exits to Colchester West and to Colchester Central. Take the next exit, marked Harwich (A120). The A120 will take you directly to Harwich Old Town, with exits to the International Port and to Dovercourt.

From Stansted Airport follow the A120 East, bypassing Braintree, towards Colchester. At Marks Tey join the A12 signposted Colchester and Ipswich. Pass exits to Colchester West and to Colchester Central. Take the next exit, marked Harwich (A120). The A120 will take you directly to Harwich Old Town, with exits to the International Port and to Dovercourt.



Travelling to Harwich by coach

National Express doesn’t operate a service to Harwich. However, the 484 service to and from London, and 350 service to and from Liverpool, will drop you at Colchester bus station a few yards from the stand where the 102, 103 and 104 buses leave for Harwich.

The current 484 timetable is given below, along with a skeletal 350 timetable.


484
London—Colchester
Victoria Coach Station 1130 1530 1900
Colchester, Bus Station 1340 1800 (1) 2105
(1) Arrives Colchester 15 minutes earlier Saturday & Sunday
Times apply from 1 March, 2004 to 6 March, 2005

484
Colchester—London (2)
Colchester, Bus Station 0740 (2) 1000 1540
Victoria Coach Station 1020 1220 1750
(2) Runs 40 minutes later Saturday and Sunday
Times apply from 1 March, 2004 to 6 March, 2005

350
Liverpool—Colchester
Liverpool, Norton Street 0730 (1)(2)
Cambridge, Drummer Street 1635
Colchester, Bus Station 1905 (3)
(1) Passengers can catch the 305 from Liverpool, departing 0900, and connect with the 350 at Cambridge.
(2) 0745 Saturday & Sunday.
(3) 1850 Saturday & Sunday.
Times apply from 1 March, 2004 to 6 March, 2005

350
Colchester—Liverpool
Colchester, Bus Station 0910
Cambridge, Drummer Street 1145
Liverpool, Norton Street 2010*
* Passengers can catch the 305 from Cambridge, also departing 1145, arriving Liverpool Norton Street 1920 (1905 weekends).
Times apply from April, 2004 to February, 2005

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web-site, click the button. The site features journey-planning and on-line booking, but the timetables cannot be browsed: you must enter travel dates and scan the search results. You’re not obliged to book.

The Eurolines web-site is indivisible from the National Express site, and the airport link services are there too — just enter your start point and destination.

National Express
4 Vicarage Road
Edgbaston
Birmingham B15 3ES
Credit card bookings
(08705) 808080



Eurolines
4 Cardiff Road
Luton LU1 1PP
Credit card bookings
(08705) 143219



Information for disabled customers
+44 (0)121 423 8479
Minicom line
+44 (0)121 455 0086
May, 2004




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