London to Colchester train

Cheap train tickets from London to Colchester

Showing times and prices for Oct 01

Cheapest

19

Average

36

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.

Greater Anglia
06:00PMLondon1h11 07:11PMColchester
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Greater Anglia
04:34AMLondon1h06 05:40AMColchester
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381One-way
Greater Anglia
06:38PMLondon1h03 07:41PMColchester
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381One-way
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04:00PMLondon1h11 05:11PMColchester
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381One-way
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01:36PMLondon1h02 02:38PMColchester
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381One-way

Train schedule from London to Colchester

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04:34AMLondon1h06 05:40AMColchester
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07:00AMLondon0h46 07:46AMColchester
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01:36PMLondon1h02 02:38PMColchester
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04:00PMLondon1h11 05:11PMColchester
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06:00PMLondon1h11 07:11PMColchester
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06:38PMLondon1h03 07:41PMColchester
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Greater Anglia
08:00PMLondon0h46 08:46PMColchester
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Greater Anglia
09:00PMLondon1h11 10:11PMColchester
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Fastest train times from London to Colchester

Showing times and prices for Oct 01

Fastest Journey

46 m

Average

1 h 2 m

Trains per day

8

Distance

83 km

Of the 8 trains that leave London for Colchester every day 8 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Greater Anglia
07:00AMLondon0h46 07:46AMColchester
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381One-way
Greater Anglia
08:00PMLondon0h46 08:46PMColchester
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381One-way
Greater Anglia
01:36PMLondon1h02 02:38PMColchester
0 transfers
381One-way
Greater Anglia
06:38PMLondon1h03 07:41PMColchester
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381One-way
Greater Anglia
04:34AMLondon1h06 05:40AMColchester
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381One-way

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Overview: Train from London to Colchester

distanceDistance51 miles (82 km)
durationAverage train duration48 min
priceAverage train ticket price$26 (€25)
frequencyTrain frequency79 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 79 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersGreater Anglia

Trains from London to Colchester cover the 51 miles (82 km) long journey taking on average 48 min with our travel partners like Greater Anglia. Normally, there are 79 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $13 (€13), but the average price of train tickets is $26 (€25). Travelers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Colchester.

Train providers: Abellio Greater Anglia from London to Colchester trains

Find the best trains to Colchester from London with Omio's travel partners Abellio Greater Anglia from $13 (€13). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best route.

Abellio Greater Anglia

If you're looking for cheap Abellio Greater Anglia tickets between London and Colchester, check out Omio! With one-way London to Colchester train ticket prices starting as low as $13 (€13) when you book in advance, we'll help you get to Colchester from London by showing you the latest Abellio Greater Anglia offers, train schedules and tickets for this 51 miles (82 km) route. You can also review relevant ticket information for each class fare available on this route, such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard with Abellio Greater Anglia. If you search for Abellio Greater Anglia tickets to Colchester from London in the Omio app, you can quickly see if they are mobile tickets so that you can go paperless when taking the train. Whether you're looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train from London to Colchester on offer, Omio makes it easier than ever for you to find that perfect train with Abellio Greater Anglia so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey.

Trains from London to Colchester 

The train from London to Colchester takes approximately 1 hour, with the fastest intercity service taking just 45 minutes. Trains from London Liverpool Street to Colchester operate throughout the day, every day of the week. The route is covered by Greater Anglia.

London to Colchester train times: Daily departures 

Trains on this journey are frequent, with multiple services per hour during peak times. From Monday to Friday, there are more than 100 services per day from London to Colchester. The earliest trains from Monday to Saturday depart before 5:30 a.m., and the first train on Sunday departs just before 8:00 a.m. The last train departs after midnight every day.

How long is the journey by train from London to Colchester? 

All trains from London to Colchester are direct. The fastest trains on this route are intercity services that take just 45 minutes to reach Colchester from London. There are several regional trains on this route as well. These involve more stops and take between one and 1.25 hours.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from London to Colchester? 

Departure train station: Trains from London to Colchester depart from London Liverpool Street in the city's financial district. The major transport hub is easily accessible by public transport from anywhere in the city. The station boasts numerous facilities, including ATMs, gift shops, newsagents, food outlets, a pharmacy, toilets, luggage storage, and a ticket office.

Arrival train stations: Most trains, including all intercity services, arrive at Colchester Railway Station. The town's main train station, Colchester is a 20-minute walk or a 10-minute bus journey north from the town centre. Colchester Railway Station has many facilities, including a newsagent, waiting areas, food outlets, an ATM, step-free access, and toilets. A few trains from London also arrive at Colchester Town Railway Station in the centre. The station has one platform, a waiting area, and a ticket machine.

Which train companies travel from London to Colchester? 

All train services from London to Colchester are operated by Greater Anglia, the main rail provider for the eastern UK.

Greater Anglia London to Colchester 

Greater Anglia operates frequent trains from London to Colchester. Trains depart from early in the morning until late at night throughout the week, with multiple services departing per hour. All trains on this journey are direct but vary in duration according to the number of stops. The fastest Greater Anglia trains are intercity services and take just 45 minutes to reach Colchester from London.

London to Colchester trains: Services on board 

Passengers travelling from London to Colchester can reserve first-class seats on all intercity services and some other services. First-class passengers can enjoy complimentary refreshments, spacious seating, and power sockets. All trains from London to Colchester have toilets and WiFi, and most have a quiet coach and café bar. 

Greater Anglia has an extensive assisted travel scheme for those with mobility issues. Passengers should contact the assisted travel team at least 12 hours before departure for service. Passengers who wish to take a bicycle on board can do so by reserving a space in advance.Only foldable bikes can be taken on trains departing Liverpool Street Station between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Passengers are also permitted to take up to two small pets, provided they are not placed on a seat. 

How to find cheap train tickets from London to Colchester

Booking a ticket in advance is the easiest way to find a train ticket for less. Discounted tickets are available for both standard and first-class seats. Other ways to save include booking a ticket for a slower train and being flexible about travel times and dates.

Train tickets from London to Colchester: when to book to save $

Time Price Savings
1 week earlier 12 €
2 weeks earlier 12 €0%
3 weeks earlier 12 €0%
1 month before 12 €0%
2 months earlier 12 €0%
3 months earlier 9 €33%


Train companies often offer promotional prices and offers—by buying in advance—you can get access the best prices for trains in the U.S., Canada, and the major European railroad operators. Search on Omio to check prices and cheap train tickets from London - Colchester. Easily find the most attractive rates and choose the your preferred route for your journey. Book and choose your mobile ticket: avoid the queues at the station and the added stress of printing your ticket.

The rule of buying in advance to save money is not only valid when booking a flight but also for train travel. Train tickets are generally on sale 6 months before the departure date. Some train booking tips from us:

  • Buying your train ticket from London - Colchester 3 weeks in advance means you can save on average up to 0% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
  • If you book a ticket London - Colchester with 2 months in advance you save up to about 0% compared to the initial price.
  • By booking 3 months in advance, you could save up to 33%.
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Travel Tips: Trains from London to Colchester

Travel Tips: 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 London to Colchester.
FAQs
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap London to Colchester trains for as little as $13 (€13)  in the next 7 days.
If you’re looking to book your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the London to Colchester train price to come in at an average of $26 (€25)  one way.
The distance from London to Colchester by train is approximately 51 miles (82 km).
On average the London to Colchester train travel time is 48 min  for the 51 miles (82 km) long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.

When taking the train between London and Colchester, you can choose to depart from train stations like London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross. Your journey can end in train stations such as Colchester, Colchester Town and Colchester, Hythe Railway Station.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from London Victoria   and arrive in Colchester.

Passengers board the train most frequently from London Victoria, which is located around 1.8 miles (2.9 km) away from the city center, and they get off the train at Colchester, located 1.9 miles (3.1 km) away from the city center.

When taking a train from London to Colchester, you can count on Greater Anglia for the best way to get you to Colchester. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service between London and Colchester and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
On average, there are 79 trains a day from London to Colchester. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
The first London to Colchester train departs at 4: 34 AM   and the last train from London to Colchester leaves at 11: 46 PM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from London to Colchester on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
If you buy a train ticket from London to Colchester within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $26 (€25) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets from London to Colchester are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London
Colchester
London Victoria is the most popular London 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 London for your trip to Colchester.
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Phone Number
+44 3450774224
Public transit options for London Victoria
Onward travel information: Victoria Bus Station at Station Front
Location for Rail Replacement Services: When weekend engineering dictate that replacement bus services will operate, these will usually depart from the immediate Station front/Terminus Place. Travel from London Victoria is usually conveyed by London Buses in these instances. Check posters and staff for more details.
Metro: Underground services: Victoria Line, District Line and Circle Line
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Phone Number
+44 3457114141
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Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 00: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 23: 00 | Sun: 07: 00 - 00: 00
Public transit options for London Euston
Tube lines: Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern (Bank and Charing Cross branches), Victoria
Overground lines: Watford DC
Bus lines: 18, 30, 59, 68, 73, 91, 168, 205, 253, 390, N5, N20, N73, N91, N205, N253
Rail lines: London North Western Railway, London Overground, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Go to Platform 2, there is a gate adjacent to the station from the main road.
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Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 05: 00 - 01: 36 | Sat: 05: 00 - 00: 36 | Sun: 05: 30 - 01: 36
Public transit options for London Kings Cross
Underground lines: Circle, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Northern, Metropolitan, Victoria
Bus lines: 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 59, 63, 73, 91, 205, 214, 259, 390, 476
Train lines: Thameslink, Grand Central, Hull, London North Eastern, Gatwick Express
Metro: N/A
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Ticket Office Hours
24/7
Public transit options for London Paddington
Underground lines: Bakerloo Line, Circle Line, District Line, Hammersmith Line
Bus lines: N7, 23, 27, N27, 36, 205, N205, 332, 7, 46, A1, 18, N18
Train lines: Great Western Main Line, Heathrow Express
Metro: Tube Lines.
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ParkingParking
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Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 05: 45 - 22: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sun: 08: 00 - 22: 15
Public transit options for London St Pancras International
Subway lines: Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, Northern Line, Piccadilly Line, Victoria Line
Train lines: Overground line, High Speed 1, Eurostar
Bus lines: 326, 139
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Phone Number
+44 3451652030
Public transit options for London Waterloo
Onward travel information: Waterloo is well connected to London's public transport network. Waterloo Underground station serves the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City Lines. Plan a journey - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk) Buses depart from several points around the station. All Transport for London Buses are accessible with step free access and have a dedicated mobility space. Buses from Waterloo (tfl. Gov. Uk) The station has a dedicated taxi rank for London Black Taxis on the roadway outside exit 3. Santander Hire Bicycles are available from the docking stations outside. Santander Cycles - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk) Waterloo is within easy walking distance of the South Bank and a number of visitor attractions. Walking - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk).
Metro: Waterloo Underground station is served by the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City Lines. Step free access is available to and from the Jubilee Line. For more information on London Transport accessibility: Plan an accessible journey - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk).
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Public transit options for London Liverpool Street
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Replacement transport stop on either Liverpool Street (outside the station entrance), or beside Platform 10, depending on operational requirements
Metro: Liverpool Street underground station has connections to the Central, Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines.
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Public transit options for London Bridge
Onward travel information: The Bus Station is located directly outside the main entrance at upper level. There are also bus stops outside on Tooley Street. For further information on buses, a bus information kiosk is also located outside the main doors of the station at upper level.
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail replacement bus services are usually found outside the front of the station. However this is sometimes subject to change. Please check engineering posters or consult a member of staff.
Metro: For North and North East Kent and South East London
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Public transit options for Heathrow Airport T123
Onward travel information: National Rail trains serving London Paddington National Express coaches to Victoria Coach Station and Gatwick Airport London Underground
Metro: Connection available with the London Underground (Piccadilly Line)
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Public transit options for London Marylebone
Location for Rail Replacement Services: At station entrance.
Metro: Bakerloo Line.

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