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Crewe to Colchester by train

  • First train
    05:36
  • Last train
    21:25
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 13m
  • Distance
    263 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    39
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 42m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Crewe to Colchester by train

Fast trains from Crewe to Colchester take around 3 hours and 13 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 263 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Crewe and Colchester.

1. Are there direct trains from Crewe to Colchester?

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

We usually find around 39 departures on the route from Crewe to Colchester every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 41 departures.

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

The Crewe to Colchester train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 13 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Colchester is usually scheduled to depart Crewe around 05:36 and the last train is around 22:32. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Crewe around 06:00, and the last at 21:24.

When to book Crewe to Colchester 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 Crewe to Colchester by train.

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Which train companies operate between Crewe and Colchester?

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

  • Abellio Greater Anglia
  • Greater Anglia
  • London Underground
  • UK Rail Connections
  • Virgin Trains
  • 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.