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Wigan to Colchester by train

  • First train
    05:45
  • Last train
    22:53
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 35m
  • Distance
    301 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    29
  • Avg. journey time
    5hr
  • Train operators

Travelling from Wigan to Colchester by train

Fast trains from Wigan to Colchester take around 3 hours and 35 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 301 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Wigan and Colchester.

1. Are there direct trains from Wigan to Colchester?

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

We usually find around 32 departures on the route from Wigan 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 23 departures.

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

The Wigan to Colchester train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 35 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Colchester is usually scheduled to depart Wigan around 05:45 and the last train is around 21:29. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Wigan around 07:09, and the last at 22:53.

When to book Wigan 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 Wigan to Colchester by train.

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Which train companies operate between Wigan and Colchester?

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

  • Abellio Greater Anglia
  • Avanti West Coast
  • 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.