It takes an average of 59m to travel from Colchester to London by train, over a distance of around 51 miles (83 km). There are normally 161 trains per day traveling from Colchester to London and tickets for this journey start from $12.81 when you book in advance.
51 miles (83 km)
161 trains per day
Direct trains available
If you want to travel from Colchester to London by train, you've come to the right place.
You can expect the journey from Colchester to London by train to take around 59 minutes. If you want to get there as quickly as possible, it can take as little as 45 minutes on the fastest services. You'll usually find around 161 trains per day running on this route, which spans 83 km. There's no need for any changes along the way, as there are direct trains available to London.
Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices and we'll show you how much you can save. Tickets from Colchester to London start from $12.81 when you book in advance.
If you want to know more about the journey, keep reading for train schedules, tips on finding cheap tickets and FAQs, including first and last train times. Want to go straight to booking? Start a search with us today!
The average journey time by train between Colchester and London is 59 minutes, with around 161 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from Colchester to London is 45 minutes.
Train tickets from Colchester to London can start from as little as $12.81 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Colchester to London without having to change trains. There are 161 direct trains from Colchester to London each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Colchester to London leaves at 03:43. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Colchester to London leaves at 23:03. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from Colchester to London cover a distance of around 51 miles (83 km) during the journey.
If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from London to Colchester.
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