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Colchester to Doncaster by train

  • First train
    05:40
  • Last train
    23:03
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr
  • Distance
    228 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    49
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 37m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Colchester to Doncaster by train

Fast trains from Colchester to Doncaster take around 3 hours, covering a distance of approximately 228 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Colchester and Doncaster.

1. Are there direct trains from Colchester to Doncaster?

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

We usually find around 50 departures on the route from Colchester to Doncaster every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 48 departures.

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

The Colchester to Doncaster train travel time is normally about 3 hours, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Doncaster is usually scheduled to depart Colchester around 05:40 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 23:03.

When to book Colchester to Doncaster 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 Doncaster by train.

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Which train companies operate between Colchester and Doncaster?

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

  • Abellio Greater Anglia
  • East Coast
  • First Hull Trains
  • Grand Central
  • Grand Central Railway
  • Greater Anglia
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • London Underground
  • UK Rail Connections

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

Doncaster 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.