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from Colchester to Manchester

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

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Travel Information from Colchester to Manchester

distanceDistance171 miles (275 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£45 - £90
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £45 • 8 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £65 • 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 £45. 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.

Travel Tips: Travel from Colchester to Manchester

Travel to Manchester 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 Manchester.

What are my Colchester to Manchester travel options?

There are 3 ways to get from Colchester to Manchester: coach, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way to go to Manchester from Colchester?

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Colchester to Manchester, which costs on average £45.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Manchester:

A coach is £20 less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Colchester to Manchester costing on average £65.

A coach journey is usually £45 less than a journey to Manchester by train, which costs on average £90 for the same trip.

What is the quickest way from Colchester to Manchester?

The fastest way to get to Manchester from Colchester is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h.

There are alternative travel options to Manchester that can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by coach can take 8 h 25 min   on average.

In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 3 h 42 min.

How many miles from Colchester to Manchester would I travel?

You should expect to travel around 171 miles (275 km) from Colchester to Manchester.

How many scheduled departures are there a day 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 route 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 for travellers from Colchester to Manchester:

  • Coaches from Colchester to Manchester most often leave from Colchester, East Hill / High Street and arrive in Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.
  • Trains from Colchester to Manchester most often leave 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 to Manchester from Colchester by coach with National Express. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £45 with National Express from Colchester to Manchester.
  • You can travel by plane from Colchester to Manchester with British Airways, and you can find British Airways Colchester to Manchester tickets for £65 on Omio.
  • You can travel to Manchester from Colchester by train with Avanti West Coast. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £90 with Avanti West Coast from Colchester to Manchester.

Where else should I travel to after my journey between Colchester and Manchester ends?

Your journey from Colchester to Manchester doesn't have to end in Manchester. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like London, Liverpool or Edinburgh. If you’d like to add London, Liverpool or Edinburgh to your Colchester to Manchester trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Manchester today!

How far in advance should I book my Colchester to Manchester ticket online to get 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 £45 one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost on average £65 one way.
  • Train tickets cost £90 one way on average.

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