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Leicester to Colchester by train

  • First train
    04:43
  • Last train
    21:56
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 41m
  • Distance
    161 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    63
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 8m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Leicester to Colchester by train

Fast trains from Leicester to Colchester take around 2 hours and 41 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 161 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Leicester and Colchester.

1. Are there direct trains from Leicester to Colchester?

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

We usually find around 72 departures on the route from Leicester 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 42 departures.

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

The Leicester to Colchester train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 41 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Colchester is usually scheduled to depart Leicester around 04:10 and the last train is around 22:27. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Leicester around 06:15, and the last at 21:54.

When to book Leicester 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 Leicester to Colchester by train.

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Which train companies operate between Leicester and Colchester?

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

  • Abellio Greater Anglia
  • CrossCountry
  • East Midlands Railway
  • East Midlands Trains
  • 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.

Colchester to Leicester 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.