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Ilford to Colchester by train

  • First train
    05:09
  • Last train
    00:48
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    1hr
  • Distance
    68 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    41
  • Avg. journey time
    1hr 11m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Ilford to Colchester by train

Fast trains from Ilford to Colchester take around 1 hour, covering a distance of approximately 68 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Ilford and Colchester.

1. Are there direct trains from Ilford to Colchester?

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

We usually find around 45 departures on the route from Ilford 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 Ilford to Colchester?

The Ilford to Colchester train travel time is normally about 1 hour, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Colchester is usually scheduled to depart Ilford around 05:09 and the last train is around 00:48. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Ilford around 06:26, and the last at 23:21.

When to book Ilford 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 Ilford to Colchester by train.

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Which train companies operate between Ilford and Colchester?

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

  • Abellio Greater Anglia
  • Greater Anglia
  • TfL Rail

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.