Peterborough to Colchester by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    17:45
  • Last train
    21:45
  • Avg changes
    0
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 58m

Travelling from Peterborough to Colchester by train

The fastest trains from Peterborough to Colchester take around 1 hour and 58 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 110 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Peterborough and Colchester.

Direct trains run between Peterborough and Colchester.

We usually find around 2 direct trains on the route from Peterborough to Colchester every weekday.

Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends. The duration is normally about 1 hour and 58 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Colchester is usually scheduled to depart Peterborough around 17:50 and the last train is around 21:45. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Peterborough around 17:45, and the last at 21:45.

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

When to book Peterborough 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 Peterborough to Colchester by train.

Which trains operate between Peterborough and Colchester?

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

  • Abellio Greater Anglia
  • Greater Anglia

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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