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Swindon to Colchester by train

  • First train
    06:10
  • Last train
    23:17
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 44m
  • Distance
    189 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    60
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 14m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Swindon to Colchester by train

Fast trains from Swindon to Colchester take around 2 hours and 44 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 189 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Swindon and Colchester.

1. Are there direct trains from Swindon to Colchester?

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

We usually find around 63 departures on the route from Swindon 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 51 departures.

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

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

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Colchester is usually scheduled to depart Swindon around 06:10 and the last train is around 23:17. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Swindon around 06:12, and the last at 22:54.

When to book Swindon 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 Swindon to Colchester by train.

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Which train companies operate between Swindon and Colchester?

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

  • Abellio Greater Anglia
  • 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.

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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.