Trains from London to Colchester

London to Colchester train information

London Colchester train map

Train duration 0h51m
Arrival Colchester, England
Departure London, England
Distance 52 Miles
Train operators Abellio Greater Anglia
Lowest train price from £10.00
Average train price £24.00
  • The trains connecting London (London England) to Colchester (East of England) are run by Abellio Greater Anglia. The services on board will change depending on the train provider.
  • Travelling by train is a quick and easy option to go to Colchester from London. The average travel time from London to Colchester is 0h51m to cover the 52 miles.
  • The cheapest fare we've found to travel in the next month is £10.00 one way.

Best prices for London to Colchester train tickets

from £10.00 MORE 0h59m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £8.60 MORE 2h57m

London - Colchester prices calendar

Find the cheapest tickets to travel from London to Colchester 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.

Train times London to Colchester

When are the next trains to Colchester?

The table above only shows the remaining services for today and will display a maximum of 10 train departures.

See all departures: Today / Tomorrow

Based on our data, 6 trains from London to Colchester are available today and 0 tomorrow. The first London Colchester train leaves at 08:06 while the last train leaves the station at 09:02. The first and last departure hours can vary every day and there can be less trains during weekends as well as bank holidays. Train companies can as well adjust the number of trains during school holidays or depending on the demand.

London - Colchester: the best time to book cheap trains

Cost of the train when booking in advance or at the last minute

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Days before Departure

The chart above illustrates the best prices found over the last six months depending on how much time in advance the ticket is purchased. Buying your train from London to Colchester in advance will enable you to pay less for your train.

The cheapest tickets we found were from £9 when purchasing your train 15 days in advance which is 44% cheaper than the best price we found when purchasing your seat on the day you're travelling.

Best prices for London to Colchester trains

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

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
London
Liverpool Street
Colchester
£13.00 09/03/2024 08:36 Abellio Greater Anglia 3 days ago
London
Liverpool Street
Colchester
£15.50 09/03/2024 08:30 Abellio Greater Anglia 3 days ago
London
Liverpool Street
Colchester
£17.50 09/03/2024 08:18 Abellio Greater Anglia 3 days ago
London
Liverpool Street
Colchester
£17.50 08/03/2024 09:00 Abellio Greater Anglia 3 days ago
London
Liverpool Street
Colchester
£17.50 08/03/2024 08:16 Abellio Greater Anglia 3 days ago
London
Liverpool Street
Colchester
£19.50 09/03/2024 09:18 Abellio Greater Anglia 3 days ago
London
Liverpool Street
Colchester
£19.50 08/03/2024 08:30 Abellio Greater Anglia 3 days ago

Best prices for the next 180 days.

London Colchester train

Discount London - Colchester train tickets

The most efficient way to pay less on your London Colchester train ticket may be to get a railcard. While regional railcards can be obtained in some areas, National railcards enable you to save money on most rail fares across the country. Everyone is eligible to at least 1 of the railcard, even non-UK residents. National railcards available: 16-25 discount card, Senior railcard, Two together discount card, Family and Friends railcard and Disabled persons discount card.

To understand the savings that you can make with a railcard, you need to calculate how many trips you need to make earnings. You will see that commonly only a few trips are needed.

For your calculation, you must include the railcard cost, for instance £30, the discount on each trip (i.e.: 34%) and the cost of your ticket. The average cost of a London Colchester ticket is £23.96 (1).

Divide the railcard cost by the saving: £30/34%= £88. Now divide £88 by £23.96: £88/£23.96 = 3.67. It will take you on average 4 trips from Colchester to London (one way journey) with your railcard to start saving money.

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

(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
London to Colchester train £23.96 £15.97 £7.99 3.68

(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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