London to Colchester train

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Cheap train tickets from London to Colchester

Showing times and prices for Jun 26

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from London to Colchester is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Cheapest
Greater Anglia
08:30AM0h47
London Liverpool Street (LST)
09:17AMColchester station (COL)
$201One-way
0 transfers
Greater Anglia
08:00AM0h48
London Liverpool Street (LST)
08:48AMColchester station (COL)
$211One-way
0 transfers
Greater Anglia
08:16AM0h57
London Liverpool Street (LST)
09:13AMColchester station (COL)
$271One-way
0 transfers
Greater Anglia
08:02AM1h04
London Liverpool Street (LST)
09:06AMColchester station (COL)
$541One-way
0 transfers
Greater Anglia
08:36AM1h01
London Liverpool Street (LST)
09:37AMColchester station (COL)
$541One-way
0 transfers

Train schedule from London to Colchester

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wednesday, June 26
Greater Anglia
08:00AM0h48
London Liverpool Street (LST)
08:48AMColchester station (COL)
0 transfers
Greater Anglia
08:02AM1h04
London Liverpool Street (LST)
09:06AMColchester station (COL)
0 transfers
Greater Anglia
08:16AM0h57
London Liverpool Street (LST)
09:13AMColchester station (COL)
0 transfers
Greater Anglia
08:30AM0h47
London Liverpool Street (LST)
09:17AMColchester station (COL)
0 transfers
Greater Anglia
08:36AM1h01
London Liverpool Street (LST)
09:37AMColchester station (COL)
0 transfers
Greater Anglia
08:53AM1h11
London Liverpool Street (LST)
10:04AMColchester station (COL)
1 transfer

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Fastest train times from London to Colchester

Showing times and prices for Jun 26

Fastest Journey

47 m

Average

58 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

83 km

Of the 6 trains that leave London for Colchester every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Greater Anglia
08:30AM0h47
London Liverpool Street (LST)
09:17AMColchester station (COL)
$201One-way
0 transfers
Greater Anglia
08:00AM0h48
London Liverpool Street (LST)
08:48AMColchester station (COL)
$211One-way
0 transfers
Greater Anglia
08:16AM0h57
London Liverpool Street (LST)
09:13AMColchester station (COL)
$271One-way
0 transfers
Greater Anglia
08:36AM1h01
London Liverpool Street (LST)
09:37AMColchester station (COL)
$541One-way
0 transfers
Greater Anglia
08:02AM1h04
London Liverpool Street (LST)
09:06AMColchester station (COL)
$541One-way
0 transfers

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Overview: Train from London to Colchester

distanceDistance51 miles (82 km)
durationAverage train duration45 min
priceAverage train ticket price$42 (€37)
frequencyTrain frequency50 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 50 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersAbellio Greater Anglia

Trains from London to Colchester cover the 51 miles (82 km) long journey taking on average 45 min with our travel partners like Abellio Greater Anglia. Normally, there are 50 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $42 (€37), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $14 (€12). Travelers depart most frequently from London Waterloo and arrive in Colchester.

Train providers: Abellio Greater Anglia from London to Colchester trains

Find the best trains from London to Colchester with Omio's travel partners Abellio Greater Anglia from $14 (€12). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.

Greater Anglia is a train company based in the United Kingdom. It operates a wide range of services, from commuter trains to intercity services. The commuter trains run at regular intervals throughout the day, while the intercity services run at peak times. The train types include the InterCity 125, InterCity 225, Class 90, Class 91, Class 360 and Class 379. The ticket types available are Standard, First Class and Advance. Onboard facilities include Wi-Fi, power sockets, air conditioning and refreshment trolleys. The most popular routes for Greater Anglia are London Liverpool Street to Norwich, London Liverpool Street to Cambridge and London Liverpool Street to Ipswich.

Abellio Greater Anglia from London to Colchester train information:

  • Average Duration: 45 min
  • Cheapest Price: $14
  • Abellio Greater Anglia frequency: 50 a day

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.

FAQs: Trains from London to Colchester

FAQs: Travel by train from London 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
Cheap train tickets from London to Colchester can start from as little as $14 (€12) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for London to Colchester is $42 (€37); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The train time between London and Colchester is on average 45 min   for the 51 mile (82 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Colchester from London by train can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from London to Colchester leaves at 5: 00 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from London to Colchester leaves at 11: 30 PM.
Yes, it is possible to travel from London to Colchester without having to change trains with Abellio Greater Anglia. There are 50 direct trains from London to Colchester each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
For the route from London to Colchester you can take a train with Abellio Greater Anglia. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services between London and Colchester on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 11: 30 PM.

When departing from London, you have various train station options to start your journey from including London Waterloo, London Euston and London St Pancras International. When arriving in Colchester, you can end your trip in train stations like Colchester, Colchester Town and Colchester, Hythe.

Passengers board the train most frequently from London Waterloo, which is located around 1.2 miles (2 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Colchester, located 1.9 miles (3.1 km) away from the city centre.

A day trip to Colchester from London is worth doing with a journey time of 45 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a train from London to Colchester is February.
You have options as you can travel between London and Colchester 2 different ways: train or bus.

Important Stations and Airports in London and Colchester

London
Colchester
London Waterloo 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
WifiWifi
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
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AccessibilityAccessibility
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Phone Number
+44 345 711 4141
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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