Route from Ashford to Colchester
The distance between Ashford and Colchester is 90 miles. Travel time is 1 hour and 35 minutes.
To: Colchester, County: Essex, England
Driving directions from Ashford to Colchester
How much does it cost to drive from Ashford to Colchester with petrol?
Let's delve into the expenses of a road trip from Ashford to Colchester. The journey using petrol will set you back 15.7 pounds. Now, let's walk through how we arrived at this figure.
Firstly, we consider the price of petrol, which is 143 pence per liter. Next, we take into account the car's fuel consumption rate, which stands at 37.5 miles per gallon.
Now, suppose you're carpooling. If there are two passengers sharing the ride, each person will contribute 7.85 pounds (£15.7 divided by 2). With three passengers, the cost per person drops to around 5.23 pounds (£15.7 divided by 3). And if there are four passengers onboard, each person chips in 3.93 pounds (£15.7 divided by 4).
Let's delve deeper into the calculations. To determine how much fuel is needed for the trip, we rely on the distance and the car's fuel efficiency. The distance between Ashford and Colchester is approximately 90.47 miles. So, to cover this distance, the car will require roughly 11 liters of petrol. We obtained this value by dividing the distance by the car's fuel consumption rate of 37.5 miles per gallon and then converting it to liters.
Once we have the amount of fuel needed, we calculate the total cost. Multiplying the fuel quantity (11 liters) by the price per liter (143 pence) yields 15.7 pounds. Therefore, the fuel cost for the journey from Ashford to Colchester is 15.7 pounds.
Diesel cost from Ashford to Colchester.
The trip with diesel fuel costs 9.9 £ (151p/lt, 62.7 mpg).
For 2 passengers: 4.95 £ (9.9/2) /p.
For 3 passengers: 3.3 £ (9.9/3) /p.
For 4 passengers: 2.48 £ (9.9/4) /p.
Significant factors contributing to diesel cars generally having lower fuel consumption than petrol cars are:

Higher Thermal Efficiency: Diesel engines typically operate at higher compression ratios than petrol engines. This higher compression ratio allows diesel engines to extract more energy from each unit of fuel, resulting in greater thermal efficiency. As a result, diesel vehicles can achieve better fuel economy compared to petrol vehicles.

More Torque at Lower RPM: Diesel engines tend to produce more torque at lower engine speeds (RPM) compared to petrol engines. This characteristic enables diesel vehicles to perform more efficiently during steadystate driving conditions, requiring less throttle input to maintain speed. Consequently, diesel cars often exhibit lower fuel consumption, especially in highway driving scenarios.
Alternative routes from Ashford to Colchester
The second route from Ashford to the Colchester is 93.98 miles and takes 1 hour and 53 minutes.
Which is the cheapest route from Ashford to Colchester by car?
The cheapest route from Ashford to Colchester is the first suggested route (90mi, 1h 35min) and costs 15.7 £ (petrol fuel cost, 143p/lt, 37.5mpg).
The most expensive route from Ashford to Colchester is the second suggested route (94mi, 1h 53min) and costs 16.3 £.
For greater safety, the driver should choose the route that passes through the highway (median barrier) and not through smaller roads (curves in the road, bad road conditions, no median barrier).
How to get from Ashford to Colchester?
There are two suggested routes. The fastest route is 90mi (distance from Ashford to Colchester) and its duration is 1h 35min. The slowest route is 94mi, and its duration is 1h 53min.
RouteCalculator provides you with the information to prepare your trip from Ashford to Colchester by car or motorbike. It offers you alternative road routes that you can follow to go from Ashford to Colchester. It provides driving directions from Ashford to Colchester, i.e. where to turn and when, distance of the Ashford  Colchester route, travel time, display of the route on the map, fuel cost (petrol, diesel) and toll (if exist) cost.
In case you share the journey (carpooling) from Ashford to Colchester with other people or friends, RouteCalculator provides the cost of the journey and the amount that each passenger will have to pay.
Where is Ashford located?
Ashford is located in Kent county and in England. It is situated at an altitude of 46 meters above sea level. Ashford has coordinates 51.1464659^{o},0.8750190^{o}. RouteCalculator provides a map of Ashford from which you can plan your trips to other UK cities.
What is the location of Colchester?
Colchester is located in Essex county and in England. It is situated at an altitude of 8 meters above sea level. Colchester has coordinates 51.8959270^{o},0.8918740^{o}. RouteCalculator provides a map of Colchester from which you can plan your trips to other UK cities.