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Train Information to Colchester from London

distanceDistance51 miles (82 km)
durationAverage train duration27 min
priceAverage train ticket price£14 (€16)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersGreater Anglia

Trains from London to Colchester cover the 51 miles (82 km) long trip taking on average 27 min with our travel partners like Greater Anglia. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £14, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £11. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Colchester.

Trains from London to Colchester 

The train from London to Colchester takes approximately 1 hour, with the fastest intercity service taking just 45 minutes. Trains from London Liverpool Street to Colchester operate throughout the day, every day of the week. The route is covered by Greater Anglia.

London to Colchester train times: Daily departures 

Trains on this journey are frequent, with multiple services per hour during peak times. From Monday to Friday, there are more than 100 services per day from London to Colchester. The earliest trains from Monday to Saturday depart before 5:30 a.m., and the first train on Sunday departs just before 8:00 a.m. The last train departs after midnight every day.

How long is the journey by train from London to Colchester? 

All trains from London to Colchester are direct. The fastest trains on this route are intercity services that take just 45 minutes to reach Colchester from London. There are several regional trains on this route as well. These involve more stops and take between one and 1.25 hours.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from London to Colchester? 

Departure train station: Trains from London to Colchester depart from London Liverpool Street in the city's financial district. The major transport hub is easily accessible by public transport from anywhere in the city. The station boasts numerous facilities, including ATMs, gift shops, newsagents, food outlets, a pharmacy, toilets, luggage storage, and a ticket office.

Arrival train stations: Most trains, including all intercity services, arrive at Colchester Railway Station. The town's main train station, Colchester is a 20-minute walk or a 10-minute bus journey north from the town centre. Colchester Railway Station has many facilities, including a newsagent, waiting areas, food outlets, an ATM, step-free access, and toilets. A few trains from London also arrive at Colchester Town Railway Station in the centre. The station has one platform, a waiting area, and a ticket machine.

Which train companies travel from London to Colchester? 

All train services from London to Colchester are operated by Greater Anglia, the main rail provider for the eastern UK.

Greater Anglia London to Colchester 

Greater Anglia operates frequent trains from London to Colchester. Trains depart from early in the morning until late at night throughout the week, with multiple services departing per hour. All trains on this journey are direct but vary in duration according to the number of stops. The fastest Greater Anglia trains are intercity services and take just 45 minutes to reach Colchester from London.

London to Colchester trains: Services on board 

Passengers travelling from London to Colchester can reserve first-class seats on all intercity services and some other services. First-class passengers can enjoy complimentary refreshments, spacious seating, and power sockets. All trains from London to Colchester have toilets and WiFi, and most have a quiet coach and café bar. 

Greater Anglia has an extensive assisted travel scheme for those with mobility issues. Passengers should contact the assisted travel team at least 12 hours before departure for service. Passengers who wish to take a bicycle on board can do so by reserving a space in advance.Only foldable bikes can be taken on trains departing Liverpool Street Station between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Passengers are also permitted to take up to two small pets, provided they are not placed on a seat. 

How to find cheap train tickets from London to Colchester

Booking a ticket in advance is the easiest way to find a train ticket for less. Discounted tickets are available for both standard and first-class seats. Other ways to save include booking a ticket for a slower train and being flexible about travel times and dates.

Travel Tips

Trains from London to Colchester
Travel by train 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 London to Colchester.
FAQs
How much do cheap train tickets between London and Colchester cost?
You can find a cheap train from London to Colchester for some dates and times for as low as £11  one way in the next 7 days.
How much does the train from London to Colchester cost on average?
If you’re looking to buy tickets for this trip in the next 7 days, you’ll find that London to Colchester train prices are on average £14  one way.
What is the distance between London and Colchester by train?
The train distance from London to Colchester is around 51 miles (82 km).
How many hours does it take from London to Colchester by train?
On average the London to Colchester train time is 27 min  covering the 51 miles (82 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.
When travelling by train from London to Colchester, which train station in London do I depart from and which train station in Colchester do I arrive in?

When taking a train from London, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross. When you arrive in Colchester, your train can arrive in train stations including Colchester, Colchester Town and Colchester, Hythe Railway Station.

Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from London Victoria   to Colchester.

Where is the train station in London? Where is the train station in Colchester?

Passengers board the train most frequently from London Victoria, which is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Colchester, located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre.

Which train providers can take me between London and Colchester?
For the trip from London to Colchester you can take a train with Greater Anglia. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services to Colchester from London on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
How many trains are there between London and Colchester a day?
On average, there are 25 trains a day from London to Colchester. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
What are the first and last departure train times from London to Colchester?
If you prefer early morning trains from London to Colchester, the first train leaves at 07: 16. If you prefer late night trains from London to Colchester, the last train of the day leaves at 09: 37. Omio shows you the latest train from London to Colchester timetable to help you book the best departure time for this journey.
How far in advance should I book a train ticket from London to Colchester to get the best deals?
You can find a train from London to Colchester to cost on average £14 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your route. You’ll see tickets for the London to Colchester train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London
Colchester
London Victoria is the most popular London 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 London for your journey to Colchester.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxiTaxi
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
Sat: 06: 00 - 23: 00 | Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 00: 00 | Sun: 07: 00 - 00: 00
Connections to/from station
Rail lines: London North Western Railway, London Overground, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper
Overground lines: Watford DC
Bus lines: 18, 30, 59, 68, 73, 91, 168, 205, 253, 390, N5, N20, N73, N91, N205, N253
Tube lines: Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern (Bank and Charing Cross branches), Victoria
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxiTaxi
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
Mon - Fri: 05: 00 - 01: 36 | Sat: 05: 00 - 00: 36 | Sun: 05: 30 - 01: 36
Connections to/from station
Bus lines: 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 59, 63, 73, 91, 205, 214, 259, 390, 476
Train lines: Thameslink, Grand Central, Hull, London North Eastern, Gatwick Express
Underground lines: Circle, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Northern, Metropolitan, Victoria
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxiTaxi
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
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Connections to/from station
Bus lines: N7, 23, 27, N27, 36, 205, N205, 332, 7, 46, A1, 18, N18
Train lines: Great Western Main Line, Heathrow Express
Underground lines: Bakerloo Line, Circle Line, District Line, Hammersmith Line
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxiTaxi
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
Mon - Fri: 05: 45 - 22: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sun: 08: 00 - 22: 15
Connections to/from station
Bus lines: 326, 139
Subway lines: Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, Northern Line, Piccadilly Line, Victoria Line
Train lines: Overground line, High Speed 1, Eurostar