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Colchester - London Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 20 daily trains from Colchester to London. Traveling by train from Colchester to London usually takes around one hour and one minute, but the fastest Greater Anglia train can make the trip in 45 minutes.

Distance51 mi (82 km)
Fastest train0h 45m
Lowest price$13.24
Trains per day21
Most frequent serviceGreater Anglia
Train lines1

Which train should you take from Colchester to London?

Greater Anglia is the one and only train line which connects Colchester to London. However, there are 20 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greater Anglia201h 2m$30.22
  • Greater Anglia

    Greater Anglia

    Greater Anglia train tickets from Colchester to London start from $13, and on average cost . Daily there are 20 Greater Anglia schedules to London. Greater Anglia in Colchester leaves from Colchester Train Station and one other station. And in London trains arrive at London Liverpool St .

    From Colchester to London train travel on Greater Anglia takes 1 hours and 2 minutes. If you are looking to get to London faster, Greater Anglia offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 0 hours and 45 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Greater Anglia offers 21 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to London.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Colchester to London during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from Colchester to London?

The distance between Colchester and London is approximately 51 miles, or 82 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour and 1 minute, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 45 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to London.

When are trains the most crowded?

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Colchester to London on Saturday. Tickets for Saturday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Sunday. Sunday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Colchester at 4:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 6:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Colchester to London?

There are 20 scheduled trains on most days. 21 of these are direct connections to London. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from London to Colchester.

City Information

London

One of the most important cities in the world, London is where the traditional blends seamlessly with the modern. As a vibrant modern city, London has something for everyone. For visitors interested in the Royal Family as well as their history, check out Buckingham Palace. The palace is open all days in summer, but only on selected days in winter. The Tower of London, where the crown jewels are put on exhibition, is also a great spot to check out. For fans of history, you might not want to miss out on the famous British Museum, considered by many to be the best museum in all of London. The museum currently carries an impressive collection of 8 million historic objects from all around the world, making it an eye-opening destination for many.

London’s food scene reflects its multiculturalism. Here you can find restaurants serving cuisines from various countries around the world, from India to Malaysia. If you opt for a lavish dining experience, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, run by the famous chef himself, will be a great choice. Also don’t forget to stop by at a local pub and enjoy the beer like a true Londoner.

The city’s centers of intercity rail services are King’s Cross Station and Euston Station, from which you can take a train to other places in the UK or hop on the Eurostar train to Paris and beyond. The largest coach station in the city is Victoria Coach Station, serving big local carriers like National Express. The city’s air services are fulfilled by eight airports, of which London Heathrow Airport, located west of the city, is the busiest one.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Colchester?

Main departure station: Colchester Train Station

There are two stations in Colchester where you can board the train to London.

All train stations in Colchester:

  • Colchester Train Station

  • Colchester Town Station

Where is the train station in London?

Main arrival station: London Liverpool St

London has one train station.

All train stations in London:

  • London Liverpool St

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