Trains from Colchester to Birmingham

Colchester to Birmingham train information

Colchester Birmingham train map

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Arrival Birmingham, England
Departure Colchester, England
Distance 126 Miles

Which train company can I use?

There are a lot of rail operators across the United Kingdom & Europe. By searching for your ticket on gopili, you are able to see the trains between Colchester in England to Birmingham in England as well as the rail company for this route.

How far is it by train?

The duration to travel to Birmingham from Colchester can vary depending if your train is direct or with changes. There are 126 miles between both cities.

What is the price of a train ticket for this journey?

Prices may vary depending on the travel date as well as how much time in advance you book your ticket.

Best prices for Colchester to Birmingham train tickets

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Colchester - Birmingham prices calendar

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

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Colchester - Birmingham: the best time to book cheap trains

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Days before Departure

The Prices for train tickets Colchester to Birmingham will increase if you don't book early. If we look at our data, if you book your seat 3 days in advance, tickets should be available from £18 whereas when buying your ticket on the day you're travelling, you will need to spend at least £48 for your journey. Thus, you can save 62% on the price of your ticket by purchasing your seat 3 days in advance rather than on the day you're travelling.

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

Best prices for Colchester to Birmingham trains

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

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Discount Colchester - Birmingham train tickets

Looking to travel for less? Many railcards and discounts are available to pay less for your Colchester Birmingham train ticket and make even more savings on your tickets: special train fares for children, railcards for all ages, group travel, or charity discount. There are many types of railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Two together railcard, Family and Friends Railcard, Senior railcard, Disabled persons railcard.

How much can I save with a railcard?

The main benefit of getting a railcard is that it only takes a couple of 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 card to break-even. This number corresponds to the cost of the railcard, £30, divided by the discount, 34%. On every ticket that you book afterwards, you will make savings.

As an example, train tickets from Colchester to Birmingham 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 journeys from Birmingham to Colchester, the railcard will have paid for itself.

What is the cost of a railcard?

Railcards enable you to save 34% off most rail 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
Colchester to Birmingham 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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