Colchester to Swindon by train

  • First train
    04:43
  • Last train
    23:03
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 42m
  • Distance
    189 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    46
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 9m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Colchester to Swindon by train

Fast trains from Colchester to Swindon take around 2 hours and 42 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 189 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Colchester and Swindon.

1. Are there direct trains from Colchester to Swindon?

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

We usually find around 47 departures on the route from Colchester to Swindon 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 41 departures.

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

The Colchester to Swindon train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 42 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Swindon is usually scheduled to depart Colchester around 04:43 and the last train is around 23:03. This is the same at the weekend.

When to book Colchester to Swindon 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 Swindon by train.

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Which train companies operate between Colchester and Swindon?

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

  • Abellio Greater Anglia
  • First Great Western
  • GWR
  • 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.

Swindon 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.