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Colchester to Bristol by train

  • First train
    04:43
  • Last train
    23:03
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 8m
  • Distance
    241 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    31
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 58m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Colchester to Bristol by train

Fast trains from Colchester to Bristol take around 3 hours and 8 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 241 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Colchester and Bristol.

1. Are there direct trains from Colchester to Bristol?

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

We usually find around 34 departures on the route from Colchester to Bristol 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 38 departures.

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

The Colchester to Bristol train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 8 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Bristol is usually scheduled to depart Colchester around 04:43 and the last train is around 23:03. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Colchester around 04:43, and the last at 23:33.

When to book Colchester to Bristol 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 Colchester to Bristol by train.

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Which train companies operate between Colchester and Bristol?

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

  • Abellio Greater Anglia
  • First Great Western
  • Great Western Railway
  • Greater Anglia
  • London Underground
  • UK Rail Connections

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

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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.