Colchester to York by train

  • First train
    05:40
  • Last train
    23:03
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 11m
  • Distance
    267 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    40
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Colchester to York by train

Fast trains from Colchester to York take around 3 hours and 11 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 267 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Colchester and York.

1. Are there direct trains from Colchester to York?

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

We usually find around 41 departures on the route from Colchester to York 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 44 departures.

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

The Colchester to York train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 11 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to York is usually scheduled to depart Colchester around 05:40 and the last train is around 23:03. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Colchester around 04:43, and the last at 23:03.

When to book Colchester to York 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 York by train.

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Which train companies operate between Colchester and York?

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

  • Abellio Greater Anglia
  • East Coast
  • Grand Central Railway
  • Greater Anglia
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • 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 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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