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Colchester to Chester by train

  • First train
    04:43
  • Last train
    23:03
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 37m
  • Distance
    295 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    18
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 34m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Colchester to Chester by train

Fast trains from Colchester to Chester take around 3 hours and 37 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 295 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Colchester and Chester.

1. Are there direct trains from Colchester to Chester?

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

We usually find around 19 departures on the route from Colchester to Chester every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends.

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

The Colchester to Chester train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 37 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Chester 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 06:03, and the last at 20:06.

When to book Colchester to Chester 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 Chester by train.

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Which train companies operate between Colchester and Chester?

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

  • Abellio Greater Anglia
  • Avanti West Coast
  • London Underground
  • UK Rail Connections
  • Virgin Trains

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

Chester to Colchester 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.