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Train Information to Colchester from London

distanceDistance51 miles (82 km)
durationAverage train duration27 min
priceAverage train ticket price$20 (€16)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersGreater Anglia

Trains from London to Colchester cover the 51 miles (82 km) long trip taking on average 27 min with our travel partners like Greater Anglia. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $15 (€13), but the average price of train tickets is $20 (€16). Travelers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Colchester.

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%.
  • On Omio you can find all offers, train times and prices for train travel in Europe, the U.S., and Canada.

Travel Tips

Trains from London 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 London to Colchester.
FAQs
How much are cheap trains from London to Colchester?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets from London to Colchester for as low as $15 (€13)  for the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a train between London and Colchester?
If you’re looking to purchase your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the London to Colchester train price to come in at an average of $20 (€16)  one way.
How many miles is it from London to Colchester by train?
The train distance from London to Colchester is around 51 miles (82 km).
How long is a train to Colchester from London on average?
The train time between London and Colchester is on average 27 min  for the 51 miles (82 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between London and Colchester by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
What is the departure train station in London and arrival train station in Colchester?

When departing from London, you have various train station options to start your journey from including London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross. When arriving in Colchester, you can end your journey in train stations like Colchester, Colchester Town and Colchester, Hythe Railway Station.

Omio customers book a train from London Victoria   to Colchester   most frequently for this route.

Where is the London train station located? Where is the Colchester train station located?

Passengers board the train most frequently from London Victoria, which is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city center, and they get off the train at Colchester, located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city center.

What train companies go from London to Colchester?
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 companies who offer a service from London to Colchester and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
How many trains per day are there from London to Colchester?
On average, there are 25 trains a day from London to Colchester. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
What are the first and last departure train times from London to Colchester?
The earliest train for this journey departs from London at 7: 18 AM. The last train leaves from London at 9: 07 AM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from London to Colchester and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I buy train tickets to Colchester from London for the best deals?
If you buy a train ticket from London to Colchester within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $20 (€16) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets between London and 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.
Amenities at station
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LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
Sat: 06: 00 - 23: 00 | Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 00: 00 | Sun: 07: 00 - 00: 00
Connections to/from station
Rail lines: London North Western Railway, London Overground, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper
Overground lines: Watford DC
Bus lines: 18, 30, 59, 68, 73, 91, 168, 205, 253, 390, N5, N20, N73, N91, N205, N253
Tube lines: Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern (Bank and Charing Cross branches), Victoria
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
Mon - Fri: 05: 00 - 01: 36 | Sat: 05: 00 - 00: 36 | Sun: 05: 30 - 01: 36
Connections to/from station
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
Underground lines: Circle, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Northern, Metropolitan, Victoria
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
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Connections to/from station
Bus lines: N7, 23, 27, N27, 36, 205, N205, 332, 7, 46, A1, 18, N18
Train lines: Great Western Main Line, Heathrow Express
Underground lines: Bakerloo Line, Circle Line, District Line, Hammersmith Line
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
Mon - Fri: 05: 45 - 22: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sun: 08: 00 - 22: 15
Connections to/from station
Bus lines: 326, 139
Subway lines: Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, Northern Line, Piccadilly Line, Victoria Line
Train lines: Overground line, High Speed 1, Eurostar