Cheap train tickets from Colchester to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for 19 May

Cheapest

£46

Average

£59

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Colchester to Birmingham will cost around £ 59 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 46.

Avanti West Coast
09:04Colchester3h03 12:07Birmingham
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£461One-way
Avanti West Coast
09:35Colchester3h32 13:07Birmingham
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£461One-way
Chiltern Railways
08:11Colchester3h45 11:56Birmingham
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£631One-way
Chiltern Railways
20:33Colchester4h03 00:36Birmingham
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£631One-way
Chiltern Railways
10:33Colchester4h01 14:34Birmingham
0 changes
£661One-way

Train schedule Colchester to Birmingham

Showing trains for tomorrow, Thu, 19 May
Chiltern Railways
08:11Colchester3h45 11:56Birmingham
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Chiltern Railways
09:03Colchester3h53 12:56Birmingham
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Avanti West Coast
09:04Colchester3h03 12:07Birmingham
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Avanti West Coast
09:35Colchester3h32 13:07Birmingham
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Chiltern Railways
10:33Colchester4h01 14:34Birmingham
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Chiltern Railways
20:33Colchester4h03 00:36Birmingham
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Thu
19 May
£46Avanti West Coast
£12National Express
Fri
20 May
£42Avanti West Coast
£30National Express
Sat
21 May
£41Avanti West Coast
£25National Express
Sun
22 May
£34Avanti West Coast
£25National Express
Mon
23 May
£37Avanti West Coast
£14National Express
Tue
24 May
£46Avanti West Coast
£17National Express
Wed
25 May
£42Avanti West Coast
£15National Express

Fastest train times from Colchester to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for 19 May

Fastest Journey

3 h 3 m

Average

3 h 42 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

202 km

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

These direct trains cover the 202 km distance in an average of 3 h 42 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 3 h 3 m .

The slowest trains will take 4 h 3 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Avanti West Coast
09:04Colchester3h03 12:07Birmingham
0 changes
£461One-way
Avanti West Coast
09:35Colchester3h32 13:07Birmingham
0 changes
£461One-way
Chiltern Railways
08:11Colchester3h45 11:56Birmingham
0 changes
£631One-way
Chiltern Railways
09:03Colchester3h53 12:56Birmingham
0 changes
£671One-way
Chiltern Railways
10:33Colchester4h01 14:34Birmingham
0 changes
£661One-way

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Overview: Train from Colchester to Birmingham

distanceDistance125 miles (202 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 53 min
priceAverage train ticket price£60 (€68)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesChiltern Railways or Greater Anglia

Trains from Colchester to Birmingham cover the 125 miles (202 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 53 min with our travel partners like Chiltern Railways or Greater Anglia. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £60, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £34. Travellers depart most frequently from Colchester and arrive in Birmingham New Street.

Train companies: Chiltern Railways trains Colchester to Birmingham

You can travel by train between Colchester and Birmingham with Chiltern Railways for as low as £34. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

Chiltern Railways

Chiltern Railways is a regional train company in the United Kingdom which is owned by Arriva Trains and has operated since 1996. Check the different ticket types for your next train between Colchester and Birmingham: Duo, Anytime, Season, Super Off Peak, Off Peak and Advance.

It’s easy to book your Chiltern Railways train ticket to Birmingham from Colchester online with Omio! Simply check the current Chiltern Railways train timetables for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route to Birmingham from Colchester as well as relevant travel information (such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard) for that train and book cheap Chiltern Railways train tickets online. Prices for Chiltern Railways trains between Colchester and Birmingham start at £63 one-way if you book in advance, and you can expect to travel around 125 miles (202 km). If you search for Chiltern Railways trains in the Omio app, you can check straight away if the Chiltern Railways tickets are mobile tickets, which makes it easier than ever to go paperless when travelling by train between Colchester and Birmingham. Let Omio do all the work for you finding the best Colchester to Birmingham Chiltern Railways train ticket so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey!

  • Average Price: £63

Chiltern Railways 's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your train from Colchester to Birmingham are the following:

  • Refund or voucher policy
  • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Travel Tips: Trains from Colchester to Birmingham

Travel by train to Birmingham 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 Colchester to Birmingham.
FAQs

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

Omio customers have found cheap train tickets from Colchester to Birmingham for as low as £34  for the next 7 days.

What is the cost of a train ticket from Colchester to Birmingham on average?

If you’re looking to buy tickets for this route in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Colchester to Birmingham train prices are on average £60  one way.

How far is it from Colchester to Birmingham by train?

The Colchester to Birmingham train distance is approximately 125 miles (202 km).

How long is the train journey between Colchester and Birmingham?

On average the Colchester to Birmingham train time is 2 h 53 min  covering the 125 miles (202 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.

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

Some of the Colchester train stations to Birmingham you can start your journey from include Colchester, Colchester Town and Colchester, Hythe Railway Station. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Birmingham include Birmingham New Street, Birmingham Moor Street and Birmingham International.

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Colchester   and arriving in Birmingham New Street.

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

Passengers board the train most frequently from Colchester, which is located around 1.9 miles (3.1 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Birmingham New Street, located 1.5 miles (2.4 km) away from the city centre.

What train companies go from Colchester to Birmingham?

Take the Colchester to Birmingham train with Chiltern Railways or Greater Anglia. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the route between Colchester and Birmingham as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

How many train services are there to Birmingham from Colchester a day?

On average, there are 25 trains a day from Colchester to Birmingham. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

What time is the earliest train from Colchester to Birmingham? What time is the last train from Colchester to Birmingham?

The earliest train for this trip departs from Colchester at 07: 11. The last train leaves from Colchester at 20: 33. Check Omio for the latest train times from Colchester to Birmingham and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.

How far in advance should I book train tickets from Colchester to Birmingham for the best deals?

If you buy a train ticket from Colchester to Birmingham within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £60 one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets from Colchester to Birmingham are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Colchester
Birmingham
Colchester is the most popular Colchester 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 Colchester for your journey to Birmingham.