Luton to Colchester by train

  • First train
    04:07
  • Last train
    23:13
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 54m
  • Distance
    89 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    50
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 14m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Luton to Colchester by train

Fast trains from Luton to Colchester take around 1 hour and 54 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 89 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Luton and Colchester.

1. Are there direct trains from Luton to Colchester?

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

We usually find around 45 departures on the route from Luton 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 65 departures.

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

The Luton to Colchester train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 54 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Colchester is usually scheduled to depart Luton around 04:40 and the last train is around 23:13. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Luton around 04:07, and the last at 00:05.

When to book Luton 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 Luton to Colchester by train.

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Which train companies operate between Luton and Colchester?

More than one train company operates on the route from Luton 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
  • Thameslink

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

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