From London to Coggeshall
Getting to Coggeshall via public transport can be a little tricky. Our nearest train station is three miles away. To get here from London, you would want to take the train. The Central Line on the London Tube connects with both the Liverpool Street Station, or Stratford Train Station - each have trains heading out our way. Then you'll want to get on a train heading toward Kelvedon. Get off at the Kelvedon train station and from there, you'll need to take a cab, or get a ride out to Coggeshall. If you're coming/going during commute hours (Monday through Friday) then you are in luck because Coggeshall has a very reliable Community Bus that will pick you up from or take you to the Kelvedon train station, but only during commute hours. If you don't mind a three mile walk on a narrow country lane, you could always walk from the train station! I had to do that one night at around midnight in the pitch dark. Not too fun! (though the area is extremely safe). Here's a link to info on train schedules:
Also, this cab company is local and very reliable:
One thing I was so impressed with when I moved to Coggeshall is the fact that there is a Community Bus.
The Coggeshall Community Bus was started in 1982, and being totally run by volunteers, it provides a unique service, which provides morning and evening commuter runs to and from Kelvedon Train Station, as well local midday runs, to provide an invaluable transport link around Coggeshall and to our neighbor town of Kelvedon. The service operates on a not-for-profit basis, and is completely self financing. The Bus is replaced every five years, and the latest air-conditioned Mercedes bus came into service in February 2004.
I have used the service numerous times. It is a necessity for all commuters who need to get to and from our nearest train station in Kelvedon, which is three miles from Coggeshall.
If you go to their website, you will find their timetables. http://www.coggeshallbus.co.uk/
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