Chelmsford to Colchester train

Fri, 21 Jun
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Cheap train tickets from Chelmsford to Colchester

Showing times and prices for 21 Jun

Cheapest

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

Greater Anglia
19:210h35
Chelmsford
19:56Colchester
£91One-way
0 changes
Greater Anglia
21:000h20
Chelmsford
21:20Colchester
£91One-way
0 changes
Greater Anglia
20:100h30
Chelmsford
20:40Colchester
£91One-way
0 changes
Greater Anglia
17:020h33
Chelmsford
17:35Colchester
£141One-way
0 changes
Greater Anglia
08:020h20
Chelmsford
08:22Colchester
£141One-way
0 changes

Train timetableChelmsford to Colchester

Showing trains for tomorrow, Friday, 21 June
Greater Anglia
08:020h20
Chelmsford
08:22Colchester
0 changes
Greater Anglia
21:000h20
Chelmsford
21:20Colchester
0 changes
Greater Anglia
19:210h35
Chelmsford
19:56Colchester
0 changes
Greater Anglia
20:100h30
Chelmsford
20:40Colchester
0 changes
Greater Anglia
17:020h33
Chelmsford
17:35Colchester
0 changes

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Train times from Chelmsford to Colchester

Showing times and prices for 21 Jun

Fastest Journey

20 m

Average

27 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

34 km

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

Greater Anglia
08:020h20
Chelmsford
08:22Colchester
£141One-way
0 changes
Greater Anglia
21:000h20
Chelmsford
21:20Colchester
£91One-way
0 changes
Greater Anglia
01:270h29
Chelmsford
01:56Colchester
£151One-way
0 changes
Greater Anglia
20:100h30
Chelmsford
20:40Colchester
£91One-way
0 changes
Greater Anglia
17:020h33
Chelmsford
17:35Colchester
£141One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Train from Chelmsford to Colchester

distanceDistance21 miles
durationAverage train duration18 min
priceAverage train ticket price£14 (€16)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersAbellio Greater Anglia

Trains from Chelmsford to Colchester cover the 21 miles long journey taking on average 18 min with our travel partners like Abellio Greater Anglia. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £14, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £9. Travellers depart most frequently from Chelmsford and arrive in Colchester.

Train companies: Abellio Greater Anglia trains Chelmsford to Colchester

Find the best trains to Colchester from Chelmsford with Omio's travel partners Abellio Greater Anglia from £9. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.

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.

Train information from Chelmsford to Colchester with Abellio Greater Anglia:

  • Average Duration: 18 min
  • Cheapest Price: £9
  • Abellio Greater Anglia frequency: 25 a day

FAQs: Chelmsford to Colchester train

FAQs: Travel by train from Chelmsford 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 Chelmsford to Colchester.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Chelmsford to Colchester can start from as little as £9 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Chelmsford to Colchester is £14; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Chelmsford to Colchester train time is 18 min   covering the 21 mile long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Chelmsford to Colchester leaves at 05: 30. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Chelmsford to Colchester leaves at 23: 22.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Chelmsford to Colchester without having to change trains with Abellio Greater Anglia. There are 25 direct trains from Chelmsford to Colchester each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
For the best Chelmsford to Colchester train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Abellio Greater Anglia. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services between Chelmsford and Colchester to compare what amenities they may offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 23: 22.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Chelmsford, which is located around 0.1 miles (234 m) 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 Chelmsford is worth doing with a journey time of 18 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Chelmsford to Colchester by train is December.
You have options as you can travel from Chelmsford to Colchester 2 different ways: train or coach.

Important Stations and Airports in Chelmsford and Colchester

Chelmsford
Colchester
Chelmsford is the most popular Chelmsford railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Chelmsford for your journey to Colchester.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
AccessibilityAccessibility
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Phone Number
+44 8450507080
Public transport options for Chelmsford
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Replacement transport stop at the bus stop on Victoria Road by station entrance

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