Colchester to Manchester train

Cheap train tickets from Colchester to Manchester

Showing times and prices for Aug 16

Cheapest

49

Average

117

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.

Avanti West Coast
09:12AMColchester3h53 01:05PMManchester
0 transfers
491One-way
Avanti West Coast
08:33AMColchester3h54 12:27PMManchester
0 transfers
791One-way
Avanti West Coast
08:03AMColchester4h02 12:05PMManchester
0 transfers
841One-way
Avanti West Coast
09:04AMColchester3h42 12:46PMManchester
0 transfers
1011One-way
Avanti West Coast
11:33AMColchester3h54 03:27PMManchester
0 transfers
1061One-way

Train schedule from Colchester to Manchester

Showing trains for tomorrow, Tuesday, August 16
Avanti West Coast
08:03AMColchester4h02 12:05PMManchester
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
08:33AMColchester3h54 12:27PMManchester
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
09:04AMColchester3h42 12:46PMManchester
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
09:12AMColchester3h53 01:05PMManchester
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
11:33AMColchester3h54 03:27PMManchester
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
01:01PMColchester5h01 06:02PMManchester
0 transfers

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Fastest train times from Colchester to Manchester

Showing times and prices for Aug 16

Fastest Journey

3 h 42 m

Average

4 h 4 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

276 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Colchester for Manchester 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
09:04AMColchester3h42 12:46PMManchester
0 transfers
1011One-way
Avanti West Coast
09:12AMColchester3h53 01:05PMManchester
0 transfers
491One-way
Avanti West Coast
08:33AMColchester3h54 12:27PMManchester
0 transfers
791One-way
Avanti West Coast
11:33AMColchester3h54 03:27PMManchester
0 transfers
1061One-way
Avanti West Coast
08:03AMColchester4h02 12:05PMManchester
0 transfers
841One-way

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Overview: Train from Colchester to Manchester

distanceDistance171 miles (275 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 53 min
priceAverage train ticket price$96 (€88)
frequencyTrain frequency47 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain companiesAvanti West Coast or Greater Anglia

Trains from Colchester to Manchester cover the 171 miles (275 km) long trip taking on average 3 h 53 min with our travel partners like Avanti West Coast or Greater Anglia. Normally, there are 47 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $96 (€88), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $76 (€70). Travelers depart most frequently from Colchester and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

Train companies: Abellio Greater Anglia from Colchester to Manchester trains

For as little as $76 (€70) you can travel by train between Colchester and Manchester with Abellio Greater Anglia. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this journey.

Abellio Greater Anglia

Find cheap tickets for Abellio Greater Anglia trains to Manchester from Colchester on Omio. Omio can help you find the best train deals and prices all in one place by showing you the most up-to-date Colchester to Manchester train schedule from Abellio Greater Anglia, the latest train ticket offers available and other travel information for the 171 miles (275 km) journey between Colchester and Manchester, including information on baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard depending on the class fare you pick and choose. If you search for trains between Colchester and Manchester in the Omio app, you can check to see if the Abellio Greater Anglia trains available are mobile tickets, which makes it even more convenient for you to go paperless when traveling. Check the Abellio Greater Anglia train schedule for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route available to get to Manchester from Colchester and then book a cheap train with ease. Sit back and enjoy your upcoming train to Manchester from Colchester with Abellio Greater Anglia!

Abellio Greater Anglia from Colchester to Manchester train information:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 51 min
  • Abellio Greater Anglia frequency: 40 a day

Travel Tips: Trains from Colchester to Manchester

Travel by train to Manchester 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 Manchester.
FAQs
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Colchester to Manchester trains for as little as $76 (€70)  in the next 7 days.
The Colchester to Manchester train ticket price is on average $96 (€88)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this route in the next week.
The Colchester to Manchester train distance is approximately 171 miles (275 km).
While the time it takes to travel 171 miles (275 km) to Manchester from Colchester can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Colchester to Manchester train journey time is on average 3 h 53 min.

There are a few train stations in Colchester to start your trip from including Colchester, Colchester Town and Colchester, Hythe Railway Station. In Manchester you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Airport and Manchester Victoria.

Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Colchester   and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

Passengers booking this route most frequently board their trains from Colchester and need to travel around 1.9 miles (3.1 km) from the city center to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Manchester most often arrive at Manchester Piccadilly and need to travel around 0.6 miles (954 m) from this train station to the city center.

If you're looking for trains from Colchester to Manchester, you can rely on Avanti West Coast or Greater Anglia to get you to Manchester. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Colchester to Manchester journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
The average number of trains departing Colchester for Manchester is 47 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
The earliest train departing from Colchester to Manchester leaves at 7: 01 AM. The last train departing from Colchester to Manchester leaves at 2: 21 PM. You can find the latest Colchester to Manchester train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
If you purchase a train ticket from Colchester to Manchester within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $96 (€88) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets to Manchester from Colchester are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Colchester
Manchester
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 Manchester.
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+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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