Bristol to Colchester by train

  • First train
    04:47
  • Last train
    22:35
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 13m
  • Distance
    241 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    39
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 44m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Bristol to Colchester by train

Fast trains from Bristol to Colchester take around 3 hours and 13 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 241 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Bristol and Colchester.

1. Are there direct trains from Bristol to Colchester?

Journeys between Bristol and Colchester usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 47 departures on the route from Bristol to Colchester every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 55 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Bristol to Colchester?

The Bristol to Colchester train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 13 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Bristol to Colchester train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Colchester is usually scheduled to depart Bristol around 04:47 and the last train is around 22:44. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Bristol around 06:34, and the last at 22:10.

When to book Bristol to Colchester train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Bristol to Colchester by train.

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Which train companies operate between Bristol and Colchester?

More than one train company operates on the route from Bristol to Colchester, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Abellio Greater Anglia
  • First Great Western
  • Great Western Railway
  • Greater Anglia
  • London Underground

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Colchester to Bristol by train

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Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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