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Colchester to Manchester by train
Fastest journey3hr 35m
Trains per day54
Avg. journey time4hr 8m
Travelling from Colchester to Manchester by train
Fast trains from Colchester to Manchester take around 3 hours and 35 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 276 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Colchester and Manchester.
1. Are there direct trains from Colchester to Manchester?
Journeys between Colchester and Manchester usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 50 departures on the route from Colchester to Manchester 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 62 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Colchester to Manchester?
The Colchester to Manchester train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 35 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Colchester to Manchester train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Manchester is usually scheduled to depart Colchester around 04:43 and the last train is around 21:03. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Colchester around 04:43, and the last at 23:03.
What's the Colchester to Manchester train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Colchester to Manchester are $46.45.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $66 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $90. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.
When to book Colchester to Manchester 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 Manchester by train.
Which train companies operate between Colchester and Manchester?
More than one train company operates on the route from Colchester to Manchester, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Abellio Greater Anglia
- Avanti West Coast
- East Midlands Trains
- 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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