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Doncaster to Colchester by train

  • First train
    05:07
  • Last train
    22:44
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 14m
  • Distance
    228 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    75
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 52m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Doncaster to Colchester by train

Fast trains from Doncaster to Colchester take around 3 hours and 14 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 228 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Doncaster and Colchester.

1. Are there direct trains from Doncaster to Colchester?

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

We usually find around 78 departures on the route from Doncaster to Colchester 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 71 departures.

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

The Doncaster to Colchester train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 14 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Colchester is usually scheduled to depart Doncaster around 05:07 and the last train is around 22:44. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Doncaster around 05:37, and the last at 21:58.

When to book Doncaster 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 Doncaster to Colchester by train.

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Which train companies operate between Doncaster and Colchester?

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

Colchester to Doncaster 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.