How to get from Colchester to Manchester

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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 26 Jun we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:05London Gatwick Airport1h10 10:15Manchester Airport
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05:35Colchester8h25 14:00Manchester, Coach Station
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10:06Colchester4h26 14:32Manchester Piccadilly
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11:00Colchester4h32 15:32Manchester Piccadilly
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11:06Colchester4h45 15:51Manchester Piccadilly
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Travel Information to Manchester from Colchester

distanceDistance171 miles (275 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£35 - £132
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £35 • 8 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £132 • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express, BA Cityflyer 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 £35. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are National Express, BA Cityflyer 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.

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

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Colchester to Manchester. Tickets for a coach cost on average £35.

This is compared to other travel options to Manchester:

A coach journey is usually £97 less than a journey to Manchester by plane, which costs on average £132 for the same trip.

A coach is about £62 less than a train, which costs on average £96 for this route.

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, taking a coach requires on average 8 h 25 min   of travel time.

In comparison, getting to Manchester by train can take on average 3 h 42 min.

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

The average frequency per day from Colchester to Manchester is:

  • 16 trains a day.

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

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

  • Most travellers catch their coach from Colchester, East Hill / High Street and arrive in Manchester, Coach Station.
  • Most travellers board their train from Colchester and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

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

  • Travel with National Express for coaches to Manchester. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for National Express Colchester to Manchester tickets on Omio for £35.
  • Travel with BA Cityflyer to go to Manchester by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find BA Cityflyer Colchester to Manchester tickets on Omio for £132.
  • Avanti West Coast can get you to Manchester by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Avanti West Coast from Colchester to Manchester for £96 on Omio.
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!

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

  • Coach tickets cost £35 one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost £132 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing £96 one way on average.

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

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