Trains from Birmingham to Colchester

Birmingham to Colchester train information

Birmingham Colchester train map

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Arrival Colchester, England
Departure Birmingham, England
Distance 126 Miles

There are several train providers across the UK & Europe. By searching for your ticket using our travel search engine, you will be able to see the trains connecting Birmingham in England to Colchester in England as well as the train operator for this journey.

There are 126 miles from Birmingham to Colchester. Taking the train is often the quickest option to get to Colchester from Birmingham, and it’s also more environmentally friendly than driving your car or flying.

Fares will change depending on the day and hour of travel and how far in advance you purchase your ticket.

Best prices for Birmingham to Colchester train tickets

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Birmingham - Colchester prices calendar

Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Birmingham to Colchester by train, bus, ride sharing and plane.

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Birmingham - Colchester: the best time to book cheap trains

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The graph above shows the best prices found over the last six months depending on how much time in advance the train ticket is booked. Purchasing your train from Birmingham to Colchester in advance can enable you to save money for your journey.

Tickets are available from £18 when buying your seat 3 days in advance which is 27% cheaper than the best fare we found when booking 1 day in advance.

Best prices for Birmingham to Colchester trains

We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between Birmingham and Colchester by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets Colchester to Birmingham and find the best deal for your outbound journey.

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National Railcards can save you a lot if you're using the train. Depending on your age and your situation, you are able to get one of the five existing railcards: Disabled persons, 16-25, Two together, Senior or Family and Friends railcards. Railcards can help you pay less for your Birmingham Colchester train ticket.

What are the benefits of a railcard?

The main benefit of getting a railcard is that you only need a few trips to earn as much money as you spent.

You will need to pay at least £88 of train tickets across the whole year for the railcard to be worth the investment. It corresponds to the price of the card, thirty pounds, divided by the saving, thirty four percent. On every train that you book after that, you will make savings.

For instance, train tickets from Birmingham to Colchester cost on average £50.00 (1). By dividing £88 by £50.00 (£88/£50.00 = 1.76), it appears that after only 2 one way trips from Colchester to Birmingham, the card will have paid for itself.

What is the cost of a railcard?

All railcards cost £30 except the Disabled persons railcard that costs £20. Railcards enable you to get 34% off most train fares, so you will save 1/3 on most rail fares.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 6 months for one way journey

Train Journey Average price without railcard(1) With a railcard 34% off(2) Saving based on a one-way trip Number of return trips to pay off the cost
Birmingham to Colchester train £50.00 £33.33 £16.67 1.76

(1)Average price observed over the last 6 months for one way

(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare

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