Cardiff to Colchester train

Cheap train tickets from Cardiff to Colchester

Showing times and prices for Aug 10





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Great Western Railway
09:41AMCardiff3h38 01:19PMColchester
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Train schedule from Cardiff to Colchester

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Great Western Railway
09:41AMCardiff3h38 01:19PMColchester
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Fastest train times from Cardiff to Colchester

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Fastest Journey

3 h 38 m


3 h 38 m

Trains per day



285 km

Of the 1 trains that leave Cardiff for Colchester every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Great Western Railway
09:41AMCardiff3h38 01:19PMColchester
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Overview: Train from Cardiff to Colchester

distanceDistance177 miles (285 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 38 min
priceAverage train ticket price$106 (€98)
frequencyTrain frequency24 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain providersFirst Great Western Service

Trains from Cardiff to Colchester cover the 177 miles (285 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 38 min with our travel partners like First Great Western Service. Normally, there are 24 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $75 (€69), but the average price of train tickets is $106 (€98). Travelers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Colchester.

Train providers: Great Western Rail from Cardiff to Colchester trains

Travel between Cardiff and Colchester from $75 (€69) with Omio’s train partners Great Western Rail! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable journey for you.

Great Western Rail

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Train information from Cardiff to Colchester with Great Western Rail:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 31 min
  • Great Western Rail frequency: 28 a day

Travel Tips: Trains from Cardiff to Colchester

Travel by train to Colchester easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Cardiff to Colchester.
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Cardiff to Colchester trains for as little as $75 (€69)  in the next 7 days.
If you’re looking to purchase your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Cardiff to Colchester train price to come in at an average of $106 (€98)  one way.
The train distance from Cardiff to Colchester is around 177 miles (285 km).
The Cardiff to Colchester train duration is on average 3 h 38 min, which is to be expected when traveling 177 miles (285 km) to Colchester from Cardiff. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Cardiff Central   and arrive in Colchester.

Passengers board their train most frequently from Cardiff Central and travel around 1.1 miles (1.8 km) from the city center to this train station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Colchester and need to travel approximately 1.9 miles (3.1 km) from the train station to the city center in Colchester.

For the route from Cardiff to Colchester you can take a train with First Great Western Service. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services from Cardiff to Colchester on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
On average, there are 24 trains a day from Cardiff to Colchester. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
You can take the first train from Cardiff to Colchester at 9: 18 AM. The last train from Cardiff to Colchester that you can take departs at 8: 20 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from Cardiff to Colchester schedule to help you book the best departure time for this trip.
If you buy a train ticket from Cardiff to Colchester within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $106 (€98) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets from Cardiff to Colchester are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

The major railway station for departures from Cardiff is Cardiff Central. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Cardiff Central for your journey from Cardiff to Colchester.
Amenities at station
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sat: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sun: 07: 30 - 21: 30
Public transit options for Cardiff Central
Commuter rail lines: City Line, Rhondda Line, Rhymney Line, Valley Line, South Wales Main Line
Train lines: Transport for Wales, CrossCountry, Great Western Railway
Location for Rail Replacement Services: At the rear car park (Penarth Road entrance)

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