It's simple to reach Colchester Castle, in Colchester, by train. Simply hop on a train to Colchester station and then it's just a short walk to the attraction. Colchester Castle is full of wonders for all to enjoy – you'll find it jam-packed with a fascinating historic collection and with so much to look at, it's suitable for all ages. For more information about opening times, visit Colchester Castle’s website.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays04:30 - 23:15
Saturday 04:30 - 22:30
Sunday 06:00 - 23:15
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpAvailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
ShopsAvailable
Shops noteNews agent Dry cleaner Passport Photo Booth
PostboxAvailable
TelephonesAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Coffee Shop Coffee kiosk Vending machines
ATMAvailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
ToiletsAvailable
ShowersUnavailable
Baby changeAvailable
WiFiAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes

Monday-Saturday 08:00-20:00ÿ
Sunday 10:00-20:00ÿ
Bank Holidays 09:00-18:00ÿ

The hours shown are for the Customer Relations team on 0345 600 7245 (option 8).

Closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

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Customer help pointsAvailable
CCTVAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
DayOpening Hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park Premium Bays
Carpark operatorNational Car Parks Ltd National Car Parks
Car parking spaces1463
Carpark charges
Annual£1235.80
Daily£7.90
Monthly£124.28
Off-peak£4.70
Weekly£32.10
Annual£1775.60
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces414
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes

Situated by the South entrance, and in the main car park by the North entrance.

A secure 134-space cycle compound is also available (key fob required, speak to station staff for availability).ÿ

Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Step free access throughout the station using lifts and stairlifts between platforms

Ramps for train accessAvailable
WheelchairsAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Details of nearest taxis are shown on station information poster

Departures and arrivals from Colchester

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Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Clacton-on-SeaGreater Anglia16:161On time
to NorwichGreater Anglia16:202On time
to Colchester TownGreater Anglia16:204On time
to London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia16:303On time
to London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia16:334On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia16:202On time
from NorwichGreater Anglia16:283On time
from Clacton-on-SeaGreater Anglia16:314On time
from IngatestoneGreater Anglia16:351On time
from London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia16:392On time

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