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Overview: Train from Manchester to Colchester

distanceDistance171 miles (275 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 11 min
priceAverage train ticket price$111 (€94)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersAvanti West Coast

Trains from Manchester to Colchester cover the 171 miles (275 km) long route taking on average 4 h 11 min with our travel partners like Avanti West Coast. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $111 (€94), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $74 (€63). Travelers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Colchester.

Travel Tips: Trains from Manchester 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 Manchester to Colchester.
FAQs

How much does a cheap train between Manchester and Colchester cost?

Omio customers have found cheap train tickets between Manchester and Colchester for as low as $74 (€63)  for the next 7 days.

How much does it cost to take a train to Colchester from Manchester?

If you are looking to purchase your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Manchester to Colchester train to cost on average $111 (€94)  one way.

What is the distance between Manchester and Colchester by train?

The Manchester to Colchester train distance is approximately 171 miles (275 km).

How long is the train between Manchester and Colchester?

On average the Manchester to Colchester train time is 4 h 11 min  covering the 171 miles (275 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

What is the departure train station in Manchester and arrival train station in Colchester?

When taking the train from Manchester to Colchester, you can choose to depart from train stations like Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria and Manchester Oxford Road. 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 Manchester Piccadilly   and arrive in Colchester.

Where is the departure train station in Manchester located? Where is the arrival train station in Colchester located?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and travel around 0.4 miles (587 m) from the city center to this train station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Colchester and need to travel approximately 0.9 miles (1.5 km) from the train station to the city center in Colchester.

What train providers go from Manchester to Colchester?

Take the Manchester to Colchester train with Avanti West Coast. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the route between Manchester and Colchester as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

How many trains per day are there from Manchester to Colchester?

The average number of trains departing Manchester for Colchester is 25 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

When is the earliest train from Manchester to Colchester? When is the last train from Manchester to Colchester?

The first Manchester to Colchester train departs at 8: 55 AM   and the last train from Manchester to Colchester leaves at 10: 55 AM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Manchester to Colchester on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.

How early should I buy train tickets to Colchester from Manchester to score the best deals?

If you purchase a train ticket from Manchester to Colchester within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $111 (€94) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets to Colchester from Manchester are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Manchester
Colchester
Manchester Piccadilly is the most popular Manchester 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 Manchester for your trip to Colchester.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 04: 30 - 22: 30 | Sun: 07: 00 - 22: 30
Public transit options for Manchester Piccadilly
Bus lines: 1, 2, 3, 147
Train lines: Northern, TransPennine Express, Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Transport for Wales