Cambridge to Colchester by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    06:42
  • Last train
    22:30
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 40m

Travelling from Cambridge to Colchester by train

The fastest trains from Cambridge to Colchester take around 1 hour and 40 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 63 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Cambridge and Colchester.

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

We usually find around 34 departures on the route from Cambridge 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 39 departures. The duration is normally about 1 hour and 40 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

On weekdays the earliest train to Colchester is usually scheduled to depart Cambridge around 05:48 and the last train is around 22:55. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Cambridge around 06:28, and the last at 23:15.

Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

When to book Cambridge 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 Cambridge to Colchester by train.

Which trains operate between Cambridge and Colchester?

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

  • Abellio Greater Anglia
  • Great Northern
  • Greater Anglia
  • London Underground

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

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

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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