Stoke-on-Trent to Colchester by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 4m
  • Distance
    244 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 28m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Stoke-on-Trent to Colchester by train

Fast trains from Stoke-on-Trent to Colchester take around 3 hours and 4 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 244 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Stoke-on-Trent and Colchester.

1. Are there direct trains from Stoke-on-Trent to Colchester?

Journeys between Stoke-on-Trent and Colchester usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 27 departures on the route from Stoke-on-Trent 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 26 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Stoke-on-Trent to Colchester?

The Stoke-on-Trent to Colchester train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 4 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Stoke-on-Trent to Colchester train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Colchester is usually scheduled to depart Stoke-on-Trent around 06:48 and the last train is around 21:53. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Stoke-on-Trent around 06:48, and the last at 21:33.

When to book Stoke-on-Trent 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 Stoke-on-Trent to Colchester by train.

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Which train companies operate between Stoke-on-Trent and Colchester?

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

  • Abellio Greater Anglia
  • London Underground
  • UK Rail Connections
  • Virgin Trains

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.