Trains from Manchester to Colchester

Manchester to Colchester train information

Manchester Colchester train map

Train duration 5h00m
Arrival Colchester, England
Departure Manchester, England
Distance 171 Miles
Train operators Cross Country
Lowest train price from £85.50
Average train price £86.00

All trains between Manchester (North West England) to Colchester (East of England) are operated by Cross Country. The services on board may vary depending on the rail operator.

On average, the journey takes normally 5h00m by train to cover the 171 miles to go to Colchester from Manchester. The train duration can vary depending if your train is direct or with changes.

The cheapest fare we've found for the next 180 days is £85.50 one way.

Best prices for Manchester to Colchester train tickets

from £85.50 MORE 5h00m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £21.90 MORE 9h33m

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Train times Manchester to Colchester

When are the next trains to Colchester?

Departure Arrival Duration Company
Today
There are no more services available today.
Tomorrow
Manchester Piccadilly
08:27
Colchester
13:35
5h08m Cross Country
Manchester Piccadilly
09:27
Colchester
14:35
5h08m Cross Country

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

See all departures: Today / Tomorrow

Best prices for Manchester to Colchester trains

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

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Manchester
Piccadilly
Colchester
£85.50 21/08/2022 08:27 Cross Country 17 days ago
Manchester
Oxford Road
Colchester
£85.50 21/08/2022 10:43 17 days ago
Manchester
Piccadilly
Colchester
£85.50 21/08/2022 09:27 Cross Country 17 days ago
Manchester
Piccadilly
Colchester
£85.50 21/08/2022 08:20 17 days ago
Manchester
Piccadilly
Colchester
£85.50 21/08/2022 09:20 17 days ago
Manchester
Piccadilly
Colchester
£85.50 21/08/2022 10:35 17 days ago

Best prices for the next 180 days.

Discount Manchester - Colchester train tickets

Willing to travel for cheap? Many railcards and deals exist to spend less for your Manchester Colchester train ticket and save even more money on your tickets: special train fares for children, railcards for all ages, group travel, or charity discount. There are five types of railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Two together railcard, Family and Friends Railcard, Senior railcard, Disabled persons railcard.

  • The main benefit of using a railcard is that you only need a few trips to be profitable.

    You will need to purchase at least £88 of train tickets throughout the duration of the railcard's validity for the railcard to pay for itsfel. It corresponds to the price of the card, thirty pounds, divided by the saving, thirty four percent. On every train that you buy after that, you will save money.

    For instance, train tickets from Manchester to Colchester cost on average £85.50 (1). If you're dividing £88 by £85.50 (£88/£85.50 = 1.03), it turns out that after only 2 one way trips from Colchester to Manchester, the card will have paid for itself.

  • Railcards enable you to save 34% off most adult 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
Manchester to Colchester train £85.50 £57.00 £28.50 1.03

(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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