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26 Oct
£75Avanti West Coast
£25National Express
£256British Airways
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27 Oct
£75Avanti West Coast
£30National Express
£226British Airways
Thu
28 Oct
£85Avanti West Coast
£32National Express
£189British Airways
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29 Oct
£91Avanti West Coast
£33National Express
£125British Airways
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30 Oct
£85Avanti West Coast
£29National Express
£85British Airways
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31 Oct
£103
£23National Express
£98British Airways
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2 Nov
£53Avanti West Coast
£21National Express
£69British Airways
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3 Nov
£68Avanti West Coast
£17National Express
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4 Nov
£55Avanti West Coast
£16National Express
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5 Nov
£91Avanti West Coast
£21National Express
£53British Airways
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6 Nov
£75Avanti West Coast
£19National Express
£76British Airways
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7 Nov
£75Avanti West Coast
£23National Express
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10 Nov
£55Avanti West Coast
£21National Express
£55British Airways
Thu
11 Nov
£55Avanti West Coast
£21National Express
£57British Airways
Fri
12 Nov
£91Avanti West Coast
£21National Express
£55British Airways
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13 Nov
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£22National Express
£58British Airways
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14 Nov
£89Avanti West Coast
£13National Express
£46British Airways

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Train Information between Colchester and Manchester

distanceDistance171 miles (275 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 33 min
priceAverage train ticket price£86 (€97)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesAvanti West Coast

Trains from Colchester to Manchester cover the 171 miles (275 km) long route taking on average 3 h 33 min with our travel partners like Avanti West Coast. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £75, but the average price of train tickets is £86. Travellers depart most frequently from Colchester and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

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Trains from Colchester to Manchester
Travel by train to Manchester 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 Manchester.
FAQs
How much does a cheap train to Manchester from Colchester cost?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains between Colchester and Manchester to cost as little as £75  in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a train ticket from Colchester to Manchester on average?
If you are looking to book your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Colchester to Manchester train to cost on average £86  one way.
What is the distance by train from Colchester to Manchester?
The Colchester to Manchester train distance is approximately 171 miles (275 km).
How many hours does it take from Colchester to Manchester by train?
On average the Colchester to Manchester train time is 3 h 33 min  covering the 171 miles (275 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.
Which train station from Colchester to Manchester do I depart from? Which Manchester train station from Colchester do I arrive in?

There are a few train stations in Colchester to start your route from including Colchester, Colchester Town and Colchester, Hythe Railway Station. In Manchester you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria and Manchester Oxford Road.

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Colchester   and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

Where is the train station in Colchester to go to Manchester? Where is the train station in Manchester located?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Colchester and travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre to this train station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Manchester Piccadilly and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the train station to the city centre in Manchester.

What train providers offer a service from Colchester to Manchester?
If you're looking for trains from Colchester to Manchester, you can rely on Avanti West Coast to get you to Manchester. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Colchester to Manchester route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many trains are there to Manchester from Colchester a day?
The average number of trains departing Colchester for Manchester is 25 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
What are the first and last departure train times from Colchester to Manchester?
The earliest train for this journey departs from Colchester at 06: 58. The last train leaves from Colchester at 10: 33. Check Omio for the latest train times from Colchester to Manchester and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How early should I buy Colchester to Manchester train tickets to get the best deals?
If you purchase Colchester to Manchester train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £86. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains between Colchester and Manchester. Look out for train tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Colchester
Manchester
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 Manchester.