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Oxford to Colchester by train

  • First train
    04:00
  • Last train
    00:27
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 44m
  • Distance
    150 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    46
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 7m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Oxford to Colchester by train

Fast trains from Oxford to Colchester take around 2 hours and 44 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 150 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Oxford and Colchester.

1. Are there direct trains from Oxford to Colchester?

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

We usually find around 44 departures on the route from Oxford 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 45 departures.

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

The Oxford to Colchester train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 44 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Colchester is usually scheduled to depart Oxford around 06:08 and the last train is around 00:27. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Oxford around 04:00, and the last at 00:27.

When to book Oxford 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 Oxford to Colchester by train.

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Which train companies operate between Oxford and Colchester?

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

  • Abellio Greater Anglia
  • Chiltern Railways
  • First Great Western
  • Great Western Railway
  • 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 Oxford 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.