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Travelling from Colchester to Leicester by train

Fast trains from Colchester to Leicester take around 2 hours and 31 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 161 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Colchester and Leicester.

Are there direct trains from Colchester to Leicester?

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

We usually find around 49 departures on the route from Colchester to Leicester every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 31 departures.

How long is the train journey from Colchester to Leicester?

The Colchester to Leicester train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 31 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Colchester to Leicester train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Leicester is usually scheduled to depart Colchester around 04:43 and the last train is around 23:07. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Colchester around 05:40, and the last at 21:06.

When to book Colchester to Leicester 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 Leicester by train.

Which train companies operate between Colchester and Leicester?

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

  • Abellio Greater Anglia
  • CrossCountry
  • East Midlands Trains
  • 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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