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from Colchester to Birmingham

You can get from Colchester to Birmingham by train, bus or flight.

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22 May
£34Avanti West Coast
£25National Express
23 May
£37Avanti West Coast
£14National Express
24 May
£45Avanti West Coast
£17National Express
25 May
£42Avanti West Coast
£15National Express
26 May
£46Avanti West Coast
£12National Express
27 May
£42Avanti West Coast
£27National Express
28 May
£41Avanti West Coast
£21National Express

Travel Information to Birmingham from Colchester

distanceDistance125 miles (202 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£24 - £61
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £24 • 6 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £61 • 2 h 53 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Chiltern Railways

Take a coach or train to travel 125 miles (202 km) between Colchester and Birmingham. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 53 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £24. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are National Express or Chiltern Railways among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Colchester to Birmingham.

Travel Tips: Travel from Colchester to Birmingham

Travel 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.

What are my Colchester to Birmingham travel options?

There are 2 travel options from Colchester to Birmingham: coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Colchester to Birmingham?

The cheapest way from Colchester to Birmingham is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £24 compared to other travel options to Birmingham:

A coach is generally £37 less than a train for the same trip. A train costs on average £61 from Colchester to Birmingham.

What is the fastest way to Birmingham from Colchester?

The quickest way to travel to Birmingham from Colchester is by train, which takes on average 2 h 53 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Birmingham by coach can take on average 6 h 30 min.

How many miles from Colchester to Birmingham would I travel?

Birmingham is approximately 125 miles (202 km) away from Colchester.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Colchester to Birmingham?

The average frequency per day from Colchester to Birmingham is:

  • Around 25 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Birmingham from Colchester as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

What are the departure and arrival points in Colchester and in Birmingham?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Colchester to Birmingham:

  • Coaches mostly leave from Colchester, East Hill / High Street and tend to arrive in Birmingham, Coach Station.
  • Trains mostly depart from Colchester and arrive in Birmingham New Street.

Which travel operators can get me from Colchester to Birmingham?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Colchester to Birmingham, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with National Express to go to Birmingham by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find National Express Colchester to Birmingham tickets on Omio for £24.
  • Chiltern Railways can get you to Birmingham by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Chiltern Railways from Colchester to Birmingham for £61 on Omio.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Birmingham from Colchester?

Omio customers who travel from Colchester to Birmingham often also extend their holiday to go to London, Manchester or Glasgow. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Birmingham and these popular destinations at a great price.

When should I buy a ticket from Colchester to Birmingham online to score the best deals?

Before travelling from Colchester to Birmingham, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket for this journey is £24 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket for this trip is £61 one way on average.

But we recommend booking Colchester to Birmingham tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.