Travel options
from Manchester to Colchester

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

Our recommendation

To get from Manchester to Colchester on Dec 6 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:10AMManchester Airport1h15 10:25AMLondon Heathrow Airport
0 changes
$2391One-way
Cheapest
09:10AMManchester Airport1h15 10:25AMLondon Heathrow Airport
0 changes
$2391One-way
Other options
06:15AMManchester Airport1h05 07:20AMLondon Heathrow Airport
0 changes
$2391One-way

Find all the dates and times for this journey by train, bus, and flight, .

More than 1,000 travel companies trust us to sell their tickets all in one place.

Trenitalia
Easyjet
Deutsche Bahn
SNCF

Compare prices and tickets Prices for trains, buses and flights

Sun
Dec 5
$122Avanti West Coast
$71National Express
$134British Airways
Mon
Dec 6
$122Avanti West Coast
$29National Express
$215British Airways
Thu
Dec 9
Find prices
$25National Express
$76British Airways
Sat
Dec 11
$122Avanti West Coast
$28National Express
$82British Airways

Travel Information to Colchester from Manchester

distanceDistance171 miles (275 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$28 - $119
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $28 (€23) • 9 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $119 (€99) • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express, British Airways or Avanti West Coast

Take a bus, flight or train to travel 171 miles (275 km) from Manchester to Colchester. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $28 (€23). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are National Express, British Airways or Avanti West Coast among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Manchester to Colchester.

Travel Tips

Travel from Manchester to Colchester
Travel 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 do I travel from Manchester to Colchester?

There are 3 travel options from Manchester to Colchester: bus, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Manchester to Colchester?

The cheapest way to go to Colchester from Manchester is by taking a bus, which costs on average $28 (€23).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Colchester:

A bus is generally $91 (€76) less than a flight for the same trip. Taking a flight costs on average $119 (€99) from Manchester to Colchester.

Taking a bus is about $59 (€49) less than taking a train, which costs on average $86 (€72) for this journey.

What is the fastest way from Manchester to Colchester?

The quickest way to travel from Manchester to Colchester is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 5 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 9 h 20 min   of travel time.

In comparison, getting to Colchester by train can take on average 3 h 43 min.

What is the distance between Manchester and Colchester?

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

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Manchester to Colchester?

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Colchester is:

  • 25 trains per day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points in Manchester and in Colchester?

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

  • Most travelers board their bus from Manchester, Shudehill Interchange and arrive in Colchester, East Hill / High Street.
  • Most travelers board their train from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Colchester.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Manchester to Colchester?

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

  • National Express can take you to Colchester by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for National Express from Manchester to Colchester for $28 (€23).
  • British Airways can take you to Colchester by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for British Airways from Manchester to Colchester for $119 (€99).
  • Travel with Avanti West Coast for trains to Colchester. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Avanti West Coast Manchester to Colchester tickets on Omio for $86 (€72).
Where should I go next after I travel from Manchester to Colchester?
Omio customers who travel from Manchester to Colchester often also extend their vacation to go to London, Birmingham or Ipswich. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Colchester and these popular destinations at a great price.
How early should I book Manchester to Colchester tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • Bus tickets are costing $28 (€23) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing $119 (€99) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost $86 (€72) one way on average.

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