|Distance||51 miles (82 km)|
|Average train duration||27 min|
|Average train ticket price||£14 (€16)|
|Train frequency||25 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 25 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Greater 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
All train services from London to Colchester are operated by Greater Anglia, the main rail provider for the eastern UK.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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