Colchester to Taunton by train

  • First train
    04:43
  • Last train
    23:03
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 43m
  • Distance
    294 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    25
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 57m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Colchester to Taunton by train

Fast trains from Colchester to Taunton take around 3 hours and 43 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 294 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Colchester and Taunton.

1. Are there direct trains from Colchester to Taunton?

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

We usually find around 31 departures on the route from Colchester to Taunton 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 21 departures.

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

The Colchester to Taunton train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 43 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Taunton 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 06:33, and the last at 23:30.

When to book Colchester to Taunton 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 Taunton by train.

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Which train companies operate between Colchester and Taunton?

More than one train company operates on the route from Colchester to Taunton, 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.