Route from Blackpool to Colchester by car

The driving distance between Blackpool and Colchester is 275 miles. Travel time is 4 hours and 37 minutes by car.

From: Blackpool, County: Lancashire, England
To: Colchester, County: Essex, England
275 mi , 4 h 37 min
Tolls: Stations
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Route from Blackpool to Colchester on map



Driving directions from Blackpool to Colchester

275 mi 4 h 37 min
1.
Head south
65 ft
2.
Turn left
91 ft
3.
Turn right onto Maple Avenue
113 ft
4.
Turn left onto Forest Gate
601 ft
5.
Turn right onto Beech Avenue
606 ft
6.
Enter the roundabout and take the 3rd exit onto West Park Drive
151 ft
7.
Exit the roundabout onto West Park Drive
0.6 mi
8.
Turn right onto South Park Drive (A587)
0.3 mi
9.
Turn left onto Preston New Road (A583)
0.5 mi
10.
Take the ramp
185 ft
11.
Turn right onto Cherry Tree Road North
692 ft
12.
Turn left onto Clifton Road
0.5 mi
13.
Turn right onto Ashworth Road
1008 ft
14.
Enter the roundabout and take the 1st exit onto A5230
24 ft
15.
Exit the roundabout onto A5230
0.4 mi
16.
Go straight onto M55
12.7 mi
17.
Keep right towards M6 South
5.8 mi
18.
Keep right onto Preston Bypass (M6)
86 mi
19.
Keep left onto M6
9.4 mi
20.
Keep right onto M6
38.9 mi
21.
Continue towards A14: Felixstowe
58.2 mi
22.
Keep right onto Huntingdon Road (A14)
0.3 mi
23.
Continue onto M11
27.5 mi
24.
Take the ramp on the left
0.3 mi
25.
Enter Birchanger Green Roundabout and take the 1st exit onto Thremhall Avenue (A120)
15 ft
26.
Exit the roundabout onto Thremhall Avenue (A120)
0.4 mi
27.
Enter Priory Wood Roundabout and take the 3rd exit onto A120
819 ft
28.
Exit the roundabout onto A120
17 mi
29.
Enter Galleys Corner Roundabout and take the 2nd exit onto Braintree Bypass (A120)
133 ft
30.
Exit the roundabout onto Braintree Bypass (A120)
0.9 mi
31.
Enter Marks Farm Roundabout and take the 3rd exit onto Coggeshall Road (A120)
267 ft
32.
Exit the roundabout onto Coggeshall Road (A120)
3.4 mi
33.
Continue onto Coggeshall Bypass (A120)
2.4 mi
34.
Continue onto Colchester Road (A120)
1 mi
35.
Continue onto Coggeshall Road (A120)
2.3 mi
36.
Enter Marks Tey Roundabout and take the 2nd exit onto A120
127 ft
37.
Exit the roundabout onto A120
858 ft
38.
Take the ramp on the left onto A12
2.8 mi
39.
Take the ramp on the left onto A12
0.9 mi
40.
Enter Spring Lane Roundabout and take the 2nd exit onto Cymbeline Way (A133)
254 ft
41.
Exit the roundabout onto Cymbeline Way (A133)
1.2 mi
42.
Enter Colne Bank and take the 3rd exit onto Westway (A134)
323 ft
43.
Exit the roundabout onto Westway (A134)
701 ft
44.
Make a slight left
236 ft
45.
Turn left onto Rotary Way
448 ft
46.
Turn left
60 ft
47.
You have arrived at your destination
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How much does it cost to drive from Blackpool to Colchester?

The trip with petrol fuel costs 47.7 £. In the above calculation, the petrol price is considered to be 143 pence per liter and the petrol consumption of the car is 37.5 miles per gallon.
For 2 passengers in carpooling, the cost of this trip is 23.85 £ (47.7/2) per passenger.
For 3 passengers in the car, the cost of this trip is 15.9 £ (47.7/3) per passenger.
For 4 passengers in the car, the cost of this trip are 11.93 £ (47.7/4) per passenger.


Fuel cost = (274.95 mi / 37.5 mpg) x 143 pence per liter = 47.7 £

In more detail, the result is obtained:

Fuel needed = Distance / Car fuel consumption = miles * 4.54609 / carConsumtion = 274.95 mi * 4.54609 / 37.5 mpg = 33.3 liters

Fuel needed = 33.3 lt

Fuel cost = Fuel needed x Price per liter = 33.3 liters x 143 pence per liter = 47.7 £

Fuel cost from Blackpool to Colchester = 47.7 £


Diesel cost from Blackpool to Colchester.

The trip with diesel fuel costs 30.1 £ (151p/lt, 62.7 mpg).
For 2 passengers: 15.05 £ (30.1/2) /p.
For 3 passengers: 10.03 £ (30.1/3) /p.
For 4 passengers: 7.53 £ (30.1/4) /p.

Diesel cars generally have lower fuel consumption compared to petrol cars for the following reasons:

  1. Higher Energy Density of Diesel Fuel: Diesel fuel contains more energy per liter compared to petrol. This means that for the same volume of fuel, diesel engines can generate more power and travel a greater distance, resulting in lower fuel consumption.

  2. Increased Thermal Efficiency of Diesel Engines: Diesel engines operate at higher compression ratios compared to petrol engines. This higher compression ratio allows diesel engines to extract more energy from each unit of fuel. As a result, diesel engines are typically more thermally efficient, translating into lower fuel consumption.

  3. Greater Torque at Lower RPM: Diesel engines tend to produce more torque at lower engine speeds (RPM) compared to petrol engines. This characteristic allows diesel vehicles to maintain better fuel efficiency, particularly during steady-state cruising, as they require less throttle input to maintain speed.

These factors combined contribute to the generally lower fuel consumption observed in diesel cars compared to their petrol counterparts.


Alternative routes from Blackpool to Colchester

An alternative route from Blackpool to the Colchester is 284.25 miles and takes 4 hours and 47 minutes.


Which is the cheapest route from Blackpool to Colchester by car?

The cheapest route from Blackpool to Colchester is the first suggested route (275mi, 4h 37min) and costs 47.7 £ (petrol fuel cost, 143p/lt, 37.5mpg).

The most expensive route from Blackpool to Colchester is the second suggested route (284mi, 4h 47min) and costs 49.3 £.

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 Blackpool to Colchester?

There are two suggested routes. The fastest route is 275mi (distance from Blackpool to Colchester) and its duration is 4h 37min. The slowest route is 284mi, and its duration is 4h 47min.

RouteCalculator provides you with the information to prepare your trip from Blackpool to Colchester by car or motorbike. It offers you alternative road routes that you can follow to go from Blackpool to Colchester. It provides driving directions from Blackpool to Colchester, i.e. where to turn and when, distance of the Blackpool - 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 Blackpool 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 Blackpool located?

Blackpool is located in Lancashire county and in England. It is situated at an altitude of 16 meters above sea level. Blackpool has coordinates 53.8175053o,-3.0356748o. RouteCalculator provides a map of Blackpool 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 51.8959270o,0.8918740o. RouteCalculator provides a map of Colchester from which you can plan your trips to other UK cities.