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Cambridge to Colchester by train

  • First train
    05:48
  • Last train
    23:54
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 40m
  • Distance
    63 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    49
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 6m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Cambridge to Colchester by train

Fast trains from Cambridge to Colchester take around 1 hour and 40 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 63 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Cambridge and Colchester.

1. Are there direct trains from Cambridge to Colchester?

Journeys between Cambridge and Colchester usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 49 departures on the route from Cambridge to Colchester every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 54 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Cambridge to Colchester?

The Cambridge to Colchester train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 40 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Cambridge to Colchester train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Colchester is usually scheduled to depart Cambridge around 04:48 and the last train is around 23:54. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Cambridge around 06:42, and the last at 23:20.

When to book Cambridge to Colchester train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Cambridge to Colchester by train.

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Which train companies operate between Cambridge and Colchester?

More than one train company operates on the route from Cambridge to Colchester, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Abellio Greater Anglia
  • CrossCountry
  • Great Northern
  • Greater Anglia
  • London Underground
  • Thameslink
  • UK Rail Connections

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Colchester to Cambridge by train

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.