Travel options
from Colchester to Manchester

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

Our recommendation

To get from Colchester to Manchester on 17 Oct we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:15London Heathrow Airport1h05 11:20Manchester Airport
0 changes
£721One-way
Cheapest
03:05Colchester8h55 12:00Manchester, Coach Station
1 changes
£291One-way
Other options
08:00Colchester9h10 17:10Manchester, Coach Station
1 changes
£291One-way
12:30Colchester9h00 21:30Manchester, Coach Station
1 changes
£401One-way
10:05Colchester10h10 20:15Manchester, Coach Station
2 changes
£591One-way

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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Sun
17 Oct
£91Avanti West Coast
£29National Express
£65British Airways
Mon
18 Oct
£75Avanti West Coast
£19National Express
£150British Airways
Wed
20 Oct
£71Avanti West Coast
£22National Express
£149British Airways
Fri
22 Oct
£85Avanti West Coast
£27National Express
£98British Airways
Sat
23 Oct
£91Avanti West Coast
£27National Express
£53British Airways
Sun
24 Oct
£89Avanti West Coast
£23National Express
£82British Airways
Mon
25 Oct
£71Avanti West Coast
£25National Express
£63British Airways
Tue
26 Oct
£59Avanti West Coast
£22National Express
£69British Airways
Thu
28 Oct
£75Avanti West Coast
£25National Express
£101British Airways
Fri
29 Oct
£85Avanti West Coast
£27National Express
£74British Airways
Sat
30 Oct
£68Avanti West Coast
£22National Express
£73British Airways
Tue
2 Nov
£53Avanti West Coast
£21National Express
£69British Airways
Thu
4 Nov
£52Avanti West Coast
£20National Express
£54British Airways
Fri
5 Nov
£91Avanti West Coast
£21National Express
£53British Airways

Travel Information to Manchester from Colchester

distanceDistance171 miles (275 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£18 - £83
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £18 • 8 h 55 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £83 • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express, British Airways or Avanti West Coast

Take a coach, flight or train to travel 171 miles (275 km) to Manchester from Colchester. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £18. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are National Express, British Airways or Avanti West Coast among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Colchester to Manchester.

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FAQs
How do you get from Colchester to Manchester?

You can travel to Manchester from Colchester 3 different ways: coach, flight or train.

How do I get from Colchester to Manchester the cheapest way?

The cheapest way from Colchester to Manchester is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £18 compared to other travel options to Manchester:

A coach journey is usually £65 less than a journey to Manchester by plane, which costs on average £83 for the same trip.

A coach journey is usually £45 less than a journey to Manchester by train, which costs on average £64 for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to get to Manchester from Colchester?

The quickest way to travel to Manchester from Colchester is by flight, which takes on average 1 h   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Manchester by coach can take on average 8 h 55 min.

In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 3 h 33 min.

What is the distance from Colchester to Manchester?

The distance from Colchester to Manchester is approximately 171 miles (275 km).

How many services a day are there from Colchester to Manchester?

The average frequency per day from Colchester to Manchester is:

  • Around 25 trains per day.

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

When going from Colchester to Manchester, where do I depart from Colchester and where do I arrive in Manchester?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Colchester to Manchester:

  • Most travellers take a coach from Colchester, East Hill / High Street to Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.
  • Most travellers board their train from Colchester and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Colchester to Manchester?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Colchester to Manchester:

  • You can travel between Colchester and Manchester by coach with National Express. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £18 with National Express from Colchester to Manchester.
  • You can travel between Colchester and Manchester by flight with British Airways. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £83 with British Airways from Colchester to Manchester.
  • You can travel between Colchester and Manchester by train with Avanti West Coast. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £64 with Avanti West Coast from Colchester to Manchester.
What is another destination I should add to my tour from Colchester to Manchester?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Colchester to Manchester often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like London, Liverpool or Edinburgh. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Colchester and Manchester itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Manchester and any of these top destinations today!
How early should I buy Colchester to Manchester tickets online to score the best deals?

When planning your trip from Colchester to Manchester, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets are costing £18 one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost £83 one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost £64 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Colchester to Manchester online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.