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Colchester to Exeter by train

  • First train
    04:43
  • Last train
    23:32
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 53m
  • Distance
    335 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    30
  • Avg. journey time
    5hr 11m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Colchester to Exeter by train

Fast trains from Colchester to Exeter take around 3 hours and 53 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 335 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Colchester and Exeter.

1. Are there direct trains from Colchester to Exeter?

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

We usually find around 30 departures on the route from Colchester to Exeter 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 29 departures.

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

The Colchester to Exeter train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 53 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Exeter is usually scheduled to depart Colchester around 04:43 and the last train is around 23:03. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Colchester around 04:43, and the last at 23:33.

When to book Colchester to Exeter 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 Colchester to Exeter by train.

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Which train companies operate between Colchester and Exeter?

More than one train company operates on the route from Colchester to Exeter, 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
  • South West Trains
  • South Western Railway
  • UK Rail Connections

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Exeter to Colchester by train

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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.