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Plymouth to Colchester by train

  • First train
    04:50
  • Last train
    23:55
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 46m
  • Distance
    390 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    34
  • Avg. journey time
    5hr 58m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Plymouth to Colchester by train

Fast trains from Plymouth to Colchester take around 4 hours and 46 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 390 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Plymouth and Colchester.

1. Are there direct trains from Plymouth to Colchester?

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

We usually find around 31 departures on the route from Plymouth to Colchester every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 37 departures.

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

The Plymouth to Colchester train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 46 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Colchester is usually scheduled to depart Plymouth around 04:50 and the last train is around 23:55. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Plymouth around 05:27, and the last at 23:20.

When to book Plymouth 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 Plymouth to Colchester by train.

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Which train companies operate between Plymouth and Colchester?

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

  • Abellio Greater Anglia
  • First Great Western
  • GWR
  • 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.