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Leeds to Colchester by train

  • First train
    05:05
  • Last train
    21:37
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 38m
  • Distance
    269 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    33
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 13m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Leeds to Colchester by train

Fast trains from Leeds to Colchester take around 3 hours and 38 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 269 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Leeds and Colchester.

1. Are there direct trains from Leeds to Colchester?

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

We usually find around 40 departures on the route from Leeds 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 39 departures.

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

The Leeds to Colchester train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 38 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Colchester is usually scheduled to depart Leeds around 05:05 and the last train is around 21:37. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Leeds around 05:05, and the last at 20:45.

When to book Leeds 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 Leeds to Colchester by train.

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Which train companies operate between Leeds and Colchester?

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

  • Abellio Greater Anglia
  • East Coast
  • East Midlands 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.

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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.