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Glasgow to Colchester by train

  • First train
    04:26
  • Last train
    23:40
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    6hr 6m
  • Distance
    556 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    17
  • Avg. journey time
    8hr 3m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Glasgow to Colchester by train

Fast trains from Glasgow to Colchester take around 6 hours and 6 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 556 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Glasgow and Colchester.

1. Are there direct trains from Glasgow to Colchester?

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

We usually find around 16 departures on the route from Glasgow 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 20 departures.

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

The Glasgow to Colchester train travel time is normally about 6 hours and 6 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Colchester is usually scheduled to depart Glasgow around 04:28 and the last train is around 23:40. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Glasgow around 04:26, and the last at 23:15.

When to book Glasgow 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 Glasgow to Colchester by train.

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Which train companies operate between Glasgow and Colchester?

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

  • Abellio Greater Anglia
  • Avanti West Coast
  • Caledonian Sleeper
  • Greater Anglia
  • London Underground
  • Serco Caledonian Sleeper
  • UK Rail Connections
  • Virgin Trains

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Colchester to Glasgow 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.