Manchester to Colchester train

Fri, 26 Apr
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Cheap train tickets from Manchester to Colchester

Showing times and prices for 26 Apr

Cheapest

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

Cheapest
Avanti West Coast
08:154h01
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
12:16Colchester station (COL)
£881One-way
2 changes
Avanti West Coast
11:553h50
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
15:45Colchester station (COL)
£961One-way
2 changes
Avanti West Coast
09:154h00
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
13:15Colchester station (COL)
£1091One-way
2 changes
Avanti West Coast
11:353h45
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
15:20Colchester station (COL)
£1091One-way
2 changes
Avanti West Coast
10:366h28
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
17:04Colchester station (COL)
£1091One-way
3 changes

Train timetableManchester to Colchester

Showing trains for tomorrow, Friday, 26 April
Avanti West Coast
08:154h01
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
12:16Colchester station (COL)
2 changes
Avanti West Coast
08:353h44
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
12:19Colchester station (COL)
2 changes
Avanti West Coast
08:553h51
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
12:46Colchester station (COL)
2 changes
Avanti West Coast
09:154h00
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
13:15Colchester station (COL)
2 changes
Avanti West Coast
09:353h44
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
13:19Colchester station (COL)
2 changes
Avanti West Coast
09:553h51
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
13:46Colchester station (COL)
2 changes
Avanti West Coast
10:154h00
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
14:15Colchester station (COL)
2 changes
Avanti West Coast
10:353h44
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
14:19Colchester station (COL)
2 changes
Avanti West Coast
10:366h28
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
17:04Colchester station (COL)
3 changes
Avanti West Coast
10:553h50
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
14:45Colchester station (COL)
2 changes
Avanti West Coast
11:154h00
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
15:15Colchester station (COL)
2 changes
Avanti West Coast
11:353h45
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
15:20Colchester station (COL)
2 changes
Avanti West Coast
11:553h50
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
15:45Colchester station (COL)
2 changes
London North Eastern Railway
12:005h39
Manchester Victoria (MCV)
17:39Colchester station (COL)
3 changes

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Train times from Manchester to Colchester

Showing times and prices for 26 Apr

Fastest Journey

3 h 44 m

Average

4 h 10 m

Trains per day

14

Distance

276 km

To travel from Manchester to Colchester you need to make at least 2 changes.

Fastest
Avanti West Coast
10:353h44
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
14:19Colchester station (COL)
£1171One-way
2 changes
Fastest
Avanti West Coast
09:353h44
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
13:19Colchester station (COL)
£1151One-way
2 changes
Fastest
Avanti West Coast
08:353h44
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
12:19Colchester station (COL)
£1091One-way
2 changes
Avanti West Coast
11:353h45
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
15:20Colchester station (COL)
£1091One-way
2 changes
Avanti West Coast
11:553h50
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
15:45Colchester station (COL)
£961One-way
2 changes

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Overview: Train from Manchester to Colchester

distanceDistance171 miles
durationAverage train duration3 h 44 min
priceAverage train ticket price£100 (€111)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain providersVirgin Trains or East Midlands Trains

Trains from Manchester to Colchester cover the 171 miles long route taking on average 3 h 44 min with our travel partners like Virgin Trains or East Midlands Trains. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £37, but the average price of train tickets is £100. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Colchester.

FAQs: Manchester to Colchester train

FAQs: Travel by train from Manchester 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 Manchester to Colchester.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Manchester to Colchester can start from as little as £37 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Manchester to Colchester is £100; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Manchester to Colchester train time is 3 h 44 min   covering the 171 mile long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Manchester to Colchester leaves at 05: 51. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Manchester to Colchester leaves at 10: 26.
There are 25 trains a day from Manchester to Colchester which require at least one change with Virgin Trains or East Midlands Trains. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
Yes, there's a high-speed train to Colchester. Take the fast train with East Midlands Trains from Manchester to Colchester.
When taking a train from Manchester to Colchester, you can count on Virgin Trains or East Midlands Trains for the best way to get you to Colchester. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service to Colchester from Manchester and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.

When departing from Manchester, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Airport and Manchester Victoria. When arriving in Colchester, you can end your route in train stations like Colchester, Colchester Town and Colchester, Hythe.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly, which is located around 0.5 miles (766 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.

The cheapest month to travel from Manchester to Colchester by train is December.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 3 ways to travel to Colchester from Manchester including taking a train, coach or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Manchester and Colchester

Manchester
Colchester
Manchester Piccadilly is the most popular Manchester 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 Manchester for your journey to Colchester.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 04: 30 - 22: 30 | Sun: 07: 00 - 22: 30
Public transport options for Manchester Piccadilly
Bus lines: 1, 2, 3, 147
Train lines: Northern, TransPennine Express, Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Transport for Wales
Manchester AirportWifiShoppingParkingATMAccessibility
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transport options for Manchester Airport
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail Replacement bus services depart from stands L & M of the adjacent Bus Station which is situated close to the ticket office.
Amenities at station
ParkingParking
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transport options for Manchester Victoria
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Pick up point is on Station Approach (M3 1WY) directly outside the station main entrance, outside the M & S shop.
Amenities at station
ParkingParking
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transport options for Manchester Oxford Road
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Pick Up / Drop Off at the bus stops on Whitworth St West (200 yards from station) (station side for Liverpool, opposite side for Piccadilly)
Manchester Piccadilly, Victoria, Oxford Road or DeansgateAccessibility
Amenities at station
AccessibilityAccessibility
Manchester, Abraham Moss
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