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Southend to Colchester by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 10m
  • Distance
    41 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
  • Avg. journey time
    1hr 29m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Southend to Colchester by train

Fast trains from Southend to Colchester take around 1 hour and 10 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 41 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Southend and Colchester.

1. Are there direct trains from Southend to Colchester?

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

We usually find around 48 departures on the route from Southend 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 40 departures.

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

The Southend to Colchester train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 10 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Colchester is usually scheduled to depart Southend around 05:40 and the last train is around 23:00. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Southend around 06:00, and the last at 23:00.

When to book Southend 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 Southend to Colchester by train.

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Which train companies operate between Southend and Colchester?

Abellio Greater Anglia is the train company that operates on the route from Southend to Colchester.

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.