Colchester to Cambridge by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    06:15
  • Last train
    21:03
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 43m

Travelling from Colchester to Cambridge by train

Fast trains from Colchester to Cambridge take around 1 hour and 43 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 63 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Colchester and Cambridge.

Are there direct trains from Colchester to Cambridge?

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

We usually find around 41 departures on the route from Colchester to Cambridge 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.

How long is the train journey from Colchester to Cambridge?

The Colchester to Cambridge train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 43 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Colchester to Cambridge train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Cambridge is usually scheduled to depart Colchester around 05:40 and the last train is around 21:03. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Colchester around 06:03, and the last at 21:23.

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

When to book Colchester to Cambridge 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 Colchester to Cambridge by train.

Which train companies operate between Colchester and Cambridge?

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

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

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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