Colchester to Birmingham train

Cheap train tickets from Colchester to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for Jul 08

Cheapest

49

Average

59

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

London Overground
07:43AMColchester3h41 11:24AMBirmingham
0 transfers
491One-way
London Overground
08:33AMColchester3h50 12:23PMBirmingham
0 transfers
521One-way
Avanti West Coast
09:04AMColchester3h03 12:07PMBirmingham
0 transfers
531One-way
Avanti West Coast
09:12AMColchester3h11 12:23PMBirmingham
0 transfers
551One-way
London Overground
07:35AMColchester3h49 11:24AMBirmingham
0 transfers
691One-way

Train schedule from Colchester to Birmingham

Showing trains for tomorrow, Friday, July 8
London Overground
07:35AMColchester3h49 11:24AMBirmingham
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London Overground
07:43AMColchester3h41 11:24AMBirmingham
0 transfers
London Overground
08:33AMColchester3h50 12:23PMBirmingham
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
09:04AMColchester3h03 12:07PMBirmingham
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
09:12AMColchester3h11 12:23PMBirmingham
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
02:33PMColchester3h12 05:45PMBirmingham
0 transfers

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Fastest train times from Colchester to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for Jul 08

Fastest Journey

3 h 3 m

Average

3 h 27 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

202 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Colchester for Birmingham every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Avanti West Coast
09:04AMColchester3h03 12:07PMBirmingham
0 transfers
531One-way
Avanti West Coast
09:12AMColchester3h11 12:23PMBirmingham
0 transfers
551One-way
Avanti West Coast
02:33PMColchester3h12 05:45PMBirmingham
0 transfers
771One-way
London Overground
07:43AMColchester3h41 11:24AMBirmingham
0 transfers
491One-way
London Overground
07:35AMColchester3h49 11:24AMBirmingham
0 transfers
691One-way

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Overview: Train from Colchester to Birmingham

distanceDistance125 miles (202 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 8 min
priceAverage train ticket price$79 (€73)
frequencyTrain frequency60 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 60 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersChiltern Railways or Greater Anglia

Trains from Colchester to Birmingham cover the 125 miles (202 km) long route taking on average 4 h 8 min with our travel partners like Chiltern Railways or Greater Anglia. Normally, there are 60 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $79 (€73), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $78 (€72). Travelers depart most frequently from Colchester and arrive in Birmingham New Street.

Train providers: Chiltern Railways and Abellio Greater Anglia from Colchester to Birmingham trains

Find the best trains between Colchester and Birmingham with Omio's travel partners Chiltern Railways and Abellio Greater Anglia from $78 (€72). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.

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Enjoy a smooth and easy journey to Birmingham from Colchester with Abellio Greater Anglia! As an official travel partner of Abellio Greater Anglia, Omio can help you search current train schedules and timetables from Abellio Greater Anglia, compare the best routes between Colchester and Birmingham as well as the class fares available for this route (including information on baggage allowance and amenities provided onboard), and buy the most affordable Abellio Greater Anglia Colchester to Birmingham train ticket available today. If you search for Abellio Greater Anglia tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless rather than needing to wait in a line at the train station in person to purchase tickets. Once you find your ideal route, book your one-way train between Colchester and Birmingham on Omio or in the Omio app in just a few simple steps. You can then sit back and enjoy the 125 miles (202 km) journey from Colchester to Birmingham with ease and comfort on a train with Abellio Greater Anglia.

Abellio Greater Anglia from Colchester to Birmingham train information:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 34 min
  • Abellio Greater Anglia frequency: 60 a day

Chiltern Railways is a regional train company in the United Kingdom which is owned by Arriva Trains and has operated since 1996. Check the different ticket types for your next train from Colchester to Birmingham: Duo, Anytime, Season, Super Off Peak, Off Peak and Advance.

Chiltern Railways is one of the best options when traveling by train from Colchester to Birmingham. Omio quickly shows you current Chiltern Railways train schedules for the Colchester - Birmingham trip and makes it easier than ever for you to buy train tickets online for the cheapest, fastest or earliest trip available. The distance between Colchester and Birmingham is around 125 miles (202 km) and the cheapest Chiltern Railways one-way ticket you can book starts at $78 (€72). As you check the latest Colchester to Birmingham train schedule from Chiltern Railways for your ideal departure and arrival times, you can also review travel information, such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard, and compare the best route available to arrive to Birmingham safely. If you search for Chiltern Railways tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless. Let Omio quickly find you the perfect Chiltern Railways ticket from Colchester to Birmingham so you can spend more time enjoying the smooth and easy journey!

  • Average Price: $78

Travel Tips: Trains from Colchester to Birmingham

Travel by train to Birmingham 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 Colchester to Birmingham.
FAQs
Train tickets from Colchester to Birmingham for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $78 (€72)  one way in the next 7 days.
The train price to Birmingham from Colchester is on average $79 (€73)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this route in the next 7 days.
When traveling this route you should expect the distance from Colchester to Birmingham by train to be approximately 125 miles (202 km).
On average the Colchester to Birmingham train time is 4 h 8 min  covering the 125 miles (202 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

Some of the Colchester train stations to Birmingham you can start your journey from include Colchester, Colchester Town and Colchester, Hythe Railway Station. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Birmingham include Birmingham New Street, Birmingham Moor Street and Birmingham International.

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Colchester   and arriving in Birmingham New Street.

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Colchester, is located 1.9 miles (3.1 km) from the city center of Colchester.

The most popular arrival train station, Birmingham New Street, is located 1.5 miles (2.4 km) away from the city center of Birmingham.

For the best Colchester to Birmingham train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Chiltern Railways or Greater Anglia. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services between Colchester and Birmingham to compare what amenities they may offer.
On average, there are 60 trains a day from Colchester to Birmingham. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
The earliest train departing from Colchester to Birmingham leaves at 7: 01 AM. The last train departing from Colchester to Birmingham leaves at 2: 42 PM. You can find the latest Colchester to Birmingham train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
You can find trains between Colchester and Birmingham to cost on average $79 (€73) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the Colchester to Birmingham train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Colchester
Birmingham
Colchester is the most popular Colchester railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Colchester for your trip to Birmingham.
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Phone Number
+44 8450507080
Public transit options for Colchester
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Replacement transport stop at the bus stop by main station entrance
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Public transit options for Colchester Town
Onward travel information: Colchester Town Station is around 5 minutes walk from Colchester Bus Station
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Town Railway Station Bus Stops (stop B) for planned rail replacement only.

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