How to travel from Colchester to Manchester

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from Colchester to Manchester

You can get from Colchester to Manchester by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Colchester to Manchester on Jul 08 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:53AMColchester3h53 10:46AMManchester Piccadilly
2 transfers
831One-way
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05:25AMColchester8h35 02:00PMManchester, Coach Station
1 transfer
391One-way
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08:45AMColchester9h35 06:20PMManchester, Coach Station
1 transfer
471One-way
07:48AMColchester3h58 11:46AMManchester Piccadilly
2 transfers
1001One-way
10:12AMColchester3h53 02:05PMManchester Piccadilly
2 transfers
1071One-way

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Travel Information to Manchester from Colchester

distanceDistance171 miles (275 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeFlight • $167 (€149) • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express, BA Cityflyer or Avanti West Coast

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 171 miles (275 km) from Colchester to Manchester. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are National Express, BA Cityflyer or Avanti West Coast among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Colchester to Manchester.

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You can travel to Manchester from Colchester 4 different ways: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to get from Colchester to Manchester is by taking a ferry. You can find average ticket prices around $1 (€1) compared to other travel options to Manchester:

Taking a ferry is usually $44 (€39) less than taking a bus to Manchester, which costs on average $44 (€39) for the same trip.

Taking a ferry is usually $167 (€149) less than taking a flight to Manchester, which costs on average $167 (€149) for the same trip.

Taking a ferry is about $122 (€109) less than taking a train, which costs on average $122 (€109) for this trip.

The fastest way from Colchester to Manchester is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h.

There are alternative travel options to Manchester that can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 8 h 25 min.

In comparison, taking a ferry requires on average 0 h 0 min   of travel time.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 3 h 42 min.

You should expect to travel around 171 miles (275 km) between Colchester and Manchester.

The average frequency per day from Colchester to Manchester is:

  • 40 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Colchester to Manchester as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Colchester to Manchester:

  • Buses from Colchester to Manchester most often leave from Colchester, East Hill / High Street and arrive in Manchester, Coach Station.
  • Trains most often depart from Colchester at Colchester and arrive in Manchester at Manchester Piccadilly.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Colchester to Manchester, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with National Express to go to Manchester by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find National Express Colchester to Manchester tickets on Omio for $44 (€39).
  • Travel with BA Cityflyer to go to Manchester by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find BA Cityflyer Colchester to Manchester tickets on Omio for $167 (€149).
  • Travel with Avanti West Coast to go to Manchester by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Avanti West Coast Colchester to Manchester tickets on Omio for $122 (€109).
Many of our customers who book a trip from Colchester to Manchester often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like London, Liverpool or Edinburgh. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Colchester and Manchester itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Manchester and any of these top destinations today!

When planning your trip from Colchester to Manchester, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost on average $44 (€39) one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing $167 (€149) one way on average.
  • Ferry tickets cost $1 (€1) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost $122 (€109) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Colchester to Manchester online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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