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York to Colchester by train

  • First train
    04:00
  • Last train
    22:21
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 18m
  • Distance
    267 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    50
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 10m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from York to Colchester by train

Fast trains from York to Colchester take around 3 hours and 18 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 267 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between York and Colchester.

1. Are there direct trains from York to Colchester?

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

We usually find around 49 departures on the route from York 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 51 departures.

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

The York to Colchester train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 18 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Colchester is usually scheduled to depart York around 04:00 and the last train is around 22:21. At weekends the first train of the day leaves York around 04:38, and the last at 21:35.

When to book York 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 York to Colchester by train.

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Which train companies operate between York and Colchester?

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

  • Abellio Greater Anglia
  • East Coast
  • Grand Central
  • Grand Central Railway
  • Greater Anglia
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • London Underground
  • UK Rail Connections

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

Colchester to York by train

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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.