Manchester to Colchester train

Cheap train tickets from Manchester to Colchester

Showing times and prices for Jan 28

Cheapest

103

Average

105

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

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12:48PMManchester Piccadilly3h58 04:46PMColchester
2 transfers
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10:48AMManchester Piccadilly3h59 02:47PMColchester
2 transfers
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11:48AMManchester Piccadilly3h58 03:46PMColchester
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09:48AMManchester Piccadilly3h58 01:46PMColchester
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08:48AMManchester Piccadilly3h58 12:46PMColchester
2 transfers
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Train schedule from Manchester to Colchester

Showing trains for tomorrow, Saturday, January 28
08:48AMManchester Piccadilly3h58 12:46PMColchester
2 transfers
09:48AMManchester Piccadilly3h58 01:46PMColchester
2 transfers
10:48AMManchester Piccadilly3h59 02:47PMColchester
2 transfers
11:48AMManchester Piccadilly3h58 03:46PMColchester
2 transfers
12:48PMManchester Piccadilly3h58 04:46PMColchester
2 transfers
01:13PMManchester Piccadilly6h46 07:59PMColchester
3 transfers

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Fastest train times from Manchester to Colchester

Showing times and prices for Jan 28

Fastest Journey

3 h 58 m

Average

4 h 26 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

276 km

It's difficult to get from Manchester to Colchester without transferring at least 2 times.

Fastest
12:48PMManchester Piccadilly3h58 04:46PMColchester
2 transfers
1031One-way
Fastest
11:48AMManchester Piccadilly3h58 03:46PMColchester
2 transfers
1031One-way
Fastest
09:48AMManchester Piccadilly3h58 01:46PMColchester
2 transfers
1031One-way
Fastest
08:48AMManchester Piccadilly3h58 12:46PMColchester
2 transfers
1031One-way
10:48AMManchester Piccadilly3h59 02:47PMColchester
2 transfers
1031One-way

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Overview: Train from Manchester to Colchester

distanceDistance171 miles (275 km)
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain providersAvanti West Coast or TransPennine Express Service

Trains from Manchester to Colchester cover the 171 miles (275 km) long trip with our travel partners like Avanti West Coast or TransPennine Express Service. There are direct train services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Colchester.

Train companies: First TransPennine Express 3 from Manchester to Colchester trains

Travel to Colchester from Manchester on First TransPennine Express 3 trains with Omio. When comparing schedules and tickets, we will also show you other options with multiple connections or other travel modes if they’re available.

First TransPennine Express 3

First TransPennine Express 3 tickets to Colchester from Manchester are available online on Omio. We help you compare and book your perfect trip with First TransPennine Express 3 to Colchester from Manchester all in one place. If you’re specifically looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train, you can find all the current First TransPennine Express 3 train schedules and train tickets available on Omio for the 171 miles (275 km) trip. You can also see relevant travel information for the First TransPennine Express 3 train, such as baggage allowance and amenities onboard depending on the class fare. Search for your ideal departure and arrival times for this train, compare the fastest Manchester to Colchester routes as well as the cheapest ticket prices available, and buy the best First TransPennine Express 3 Manchester to Colchester train ticket that fits your needs. If you purchase tickets in the Omio app, you can quickly see if the First TransPennine Express 3 train ticket is available as a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to travel paperless. You’ll then be ready to embark on your smooth and relaxing journey to Colchester with First TransPennine Express 3!

    Travel Tips: Trains from Manchester 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 Manchester to Colchester.
    FAQs
    You should expect to travel around 171 miles (275 km)  between Manchester and Colchester by train.

    Some of the Manchester train stations to Colchester you can start your journey from include Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Airport and Manchester Victoria. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Colchester include Colchester, Colchester Town and Colchester, Hythe Railway Station.

    When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly   and arriving in Colchester.

    Passengers board the train most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly, which is located around 0.6 miles (954 m) 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.

    For the trip from Manchester to Colchester you can take a train with Avanti West Coast or TransPennine Express Service. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services from Manchester to Colchester on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

    Important Stations and Airports for this connection

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    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.
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    +44 3457114141
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    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
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    Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail Replacement bus services depart from stands L & M of the adjacent Bus Station which is situated close to the ticket office.
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    Public transit options for Manchester Victoria
    Location for Rail Replacement Services: Pick up point is on Station Approach (M3 1WY) directly outside the station main entrance, outside the M & S shop.
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    Public transit options for Manchester Oxford Road
    Location for Rail Replacement Services: Pick Up / Drop Off at the bus stops on Whitworth St West (200 yards from station) (station side for Liverpool, opposite side for Piccadilly)
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