Derby to Colchester by train

  • First train
    05:00
  • Last train
    22:59
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 59m
  • Distance
    197 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    30
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 18m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Derby to Colchester by train

Fast trains from Derby to Colchester take around 2 hours and 59 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 197 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Derby and Colchester.

1. Are there direct trains from Derby to Colchester?

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

We usually find around 33 departures on the route from Derby to Colchester 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 29 departures.

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

The Derby to Colchester train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 59 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Colchester is usually scheduled to depart Derby around 05:00 and the last train is around 21:30. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Derby around 06:03, and the last at 22:59.

When to book Derby 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 Derby to Colchester by train.

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Which train companies operate between Derby and Colchester?

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

  • Abellio Greater Anglia
  • East Midlands Trains
  • 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 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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