Colchester to Northampton by train

  • First train
    04:43
  • Last train
    23:06
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 30m
  • Distance
    130 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    30
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 4m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Colchester to Northampton by train

Fast trains from Colchester to Northampton take around 2 hours and 30 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 130 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Colchester and Northampton.

1. Are there direct trains from Colchester to Northampton?

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

We usually find around 35 departures on the route from Colchester to Northampton 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 27 departures.

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

The Colchester to Northampton train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 30 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Northampton 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 07:03, and the last at 23:06.

When to book Colchester to Northampton 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 Northampton by train.

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Which train companies operate between Colchester and Northampton?

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

  • Abellio Greater Anglia
  • Greater Anglia
  • London Midland
  • London Underground
  • UK Rail Connections
  • West Midlands Trains

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.