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Sheffield to Colchester by train

  • First train
    05:30
  • Last train
    23:38
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 31m
  • Distance
    230 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    48
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 29m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Sheffield to Colchester by train

Fast trains from Sheffield to Colchester take around 3 hours and 31 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 230 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Sheffield and Colchester.

1. Are there direct trains from Sheffield to Colchester?

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

We usually find around 49 departures on the route from Sheffield 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 60 departures.

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

The Sheffield to Colchester train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 31 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Colchester is usually scheduled to depart Sheffield around 05:30 and the last train is around 23:37. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Sheffield around 05:43, and the last at 23:38.

When to book Sheffield 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 Sheffield to Colchester by train.

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Which train companies operate between Sheffield and Colchester?

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

  • Abellio Greater Anglia
  • 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 Sheffield 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.