Trains from Colchester to Manchester

Colchester to Manchester train information

Colchester Manchester train map

Train duration 4h00m
Arrival Manchester, England
Departure Colchester, England
Distance 171 Miles

There are many train companies across the country & Europe. By searching for your ticket using our travel search engine, you can see the trains from Colchester in England to Manchester in England as well as the train operator for this journey.

There are 171 miles between the 2 cities and the average journey time from Colchester to Manchester is approximately 4h00m. Taking the train is often the fastest option to get to Manchester from Colchester, and it's also a greener option than driving your car or flying.

Depending how far in advance you purchase your ticket and the travel date, the cost of the train can change.

Best prices for Colchester to Manchester train tickets

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

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

Colchester - Manchester: the best time to book cheap trains

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The Prices for train tickets Colchester to Manchester will increase if you don't book early. If we look at our data, if you book your seat 15 days in advance, tickets should be available from £36 whereas when buying your ticket on the day you're travelling, you will need to spend at least £56 for your journey. Thus, you can save 36% on the price of your ticket by purchasing your seat 15 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 Manchester trains

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

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National Railcards can bring you great savings if you're taking the train. Depending on your age as well as your situation, you might want to get one of the 5 different railcards: Disabled persons, 16-25, Two together, Senior or Family and Friends railcards. Railcards can enable you to make great savings for your Colchester Manchester train ticket.

  • When purchasing a railcard, you want to save money after several trips. But is it really worth it when taking the train from Colchester to Manchester? Check with your calculator, taking into account:

    A = the railcard cost (i.e.: £30)

    B = average saving with the railcard (i.e.: 34%)

    C = average price for a Colchester Manchester ticket (i.e.: £50.00)(1)

    Initially, divide A by B: this will show you the budget from which the card will be profitable. Now divide that number by C. The result is the minimum number of trips needed throughout the duration of the railcard's validity to start saving money.

    In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£50.00 = 1.76. Your railcard will be worthwile once you will have done at least 2 trips from Colchester to Manchester (one way journey).

  • Railcards enable you to get a third off most train fares for a year. The Disabled persons railcard costs £20 and the 5 other railcards £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 Manchester 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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