Trains from Cambridge to Colchester

Cambridge to Colchester train information

Cambridge Colchester train map

Train duration 2h01m
Arrival Colchester, England
Departure Cambridge, England
Distance 40 Miles

Which operators can I use?

The route connecting Cambridge, which is in England and Colchester, located in England is well served by trains. Use our travel search engine to search for your ticket and see the rail company for this journey.

How much times does it take?

On average, it takes approximately 2h01m by train covering a distance of 40 miles to get to Colchester from Cambridge. The duration may change depending if the train is direct or if you need to make a change.

What is the price of the train?

Fares can change quickly. We recommend you to launch a search to check the latest available offers.

Best prices for Cambridge to Colchester train tickets

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from £18.40 MORE 3h17m

Cambridge - Colchester prices calendar

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Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 72 hours from the data provided by our partners.

Cambridge - Colchester: the best time to book cheap trains

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The Prices for train tickets Cambridge to Colchester are increasing the closer you get to your departure day. According to our data, if you buy your train 15 days in advance, you can find tickets from £9 whereas when purchasing your seat on the day you're travelling, you will need to spend at least £13 for your train. Thus, you may save 34% on the price of your ticket by booking 15 days in advance instead of on the day you're travelling.

The figures are based on the best fares found over the past 6 months when buying in advance versus at the last minute.

Best prices for Cambridge to Colchester trains

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

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Discount Cambridge - Colchester train tickets

The best way to spend less on your Cambridge Colchester train ticket must be to have a railcard. While regional railcards exist in some areas, National railcards enable you to make savings on most rail fares across the United Kingdom. Everyone is eligible to at least one of the railcard, even non-UK citizens. National railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Senior discount card, Two together railcard, Family and Friends discount card and Disabled persons railcard.

To understand the savings that you can make with a railcard, you need to assess the number of journeys you need to make earnings. You will see that commonly only a few trips are needed.

For your calculation, you must include the cost of your railcard, i.e £30, the discount on each journey (i.e.: 34%) as well as the cost of your ticket. The average cost of a Cambridge Colchester ticket is £50.00 (1).

Divide the cost of your railcard by the discount: £30/34%= £88. Then divide £88 by £50.00: £88/£50.00 = 1.76. You will need to make on average 2 trips from Colchester to Cambridge (one way trip) with your railcard to start saving money.

Railcards enable you to save 34% off most train fares for 12 months. A Disabled persons railcard costs £20 and the five other ones £30.

(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
Cambridge 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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