Trains from Colchester to London Liverpool Street

Greater Anglia offers regular and direct trains from Colchester to London.

Popular with commuters, trains leave from Colchester to London every 15 to 20 minutes* taking just under 1 hour to get to London Liverpool Street station. Tickets start from just £10, you won't find a cheaper fare anywhere else, but in the unlikely event you do find a cheaper deal, we will refund the difference with our online price promise.

As things stand, we are currently running a near full timetable and the length of our trains are almost back to normal. However, as we are experiencing lower passenger numbers, our trains have become quieter than normal. As a result it is now even easier for passengers to social distance.

There are no seat reservations on our trains.
Passengers should spread out throughout the carriage, and keep a safe distance away from those who are not members of their family or in the same bubble.
Constant announcements and pre-departure messages on trains and stations will remind passengers to social distance.

It is mandatory for all passengers on trains and stations to wear a face covering/mask unless they are exempt. These exemptions apply to children under the age of 11 & People who have a disability that prevents them from being able to put on or remove face coverings.
Face coverings can be removed temporarily to eat or drink on trains.

£600,000 has been invested into extra cleaners and cleaning equipment such as:

  • Fogging guns (used to sanitise and disinfect large areas)
  • Powerful vacuum cleaners (clean the air as well as the floor/upholstery)
  • Hygiene monitoring equipment (to make sure our cleaning is as effective and efficient as possible)
  • Soap, water and free hand sanitizers at all stations.

We are increasing cleaning and paying attention to high touch areas on our vehicles. When necessary, we are creating a ‘bubble’ around our drivers in order to reduce their own risk and the risk of all passengers on the train. In some cases, operators have even installed clear barriers to reduce risk.
All travellers are required to wear face coverings on rail replacement or risk being fined.
Despite lower passenger loadings standby levels have been maintained and, in some areas, increased to provide additional social distancing capacity.

Have Questions? Read Our FAQ Below

How much does a train ticket from Colchester to London Liverpool Street cost?

Ticket prices start at just £10 - you won't find cheaper train tickets anywhere else. Prices differ depending on off-peak/peak travel times and whether you have a railcard. Season tickets are also available.

What time does the first train leave from Colchester to London Liverpool Street?

The first train departs Colchester station for London Liverpool Street at 04:43 Monday to Saturday, and 06:54 on Sunday

What time does the last train leave from Colchester to London Liverpool Street?

The last train departs Colchester station for London Liverpool Street at 23:03 everyday

Where does the Colchester to London Liverpool Street train stop?

The Colchester to London Liverpool Street train stops in Marks Tey, Kelvedon, Witham, Hatfield Peverel, Chelmsford, Ingatestone, Shenfield, Romford, Stratford and terminates at London Liverpool Street. The stops will differ depending on the service as there are ‘faster services’ that skip certain stops.

Is there Wi-Fi on the Colchester to London Liverpool Street train?

Yes, Wi-Fi is provided on all of our services so you can catch up with your boxsets, update your social media or do last minute preparation for your big meeting.

How long does it take to get from Colchester to London Liverpool Street?

The average journey time between Colchester and London is 61 minutes, depending on the number of stops. The fastest Journey between Colchester and London Liverpool Street is only 47 minutes.

How many trains per day are there from Colchester to London Liverpool Street?

There are approximately 102 trains from Colchester to London Liverpool Street Monday to Friday, 88 on Saturdays and 52 on Sundays. This may vary on bank holidays.

What is the distance between Colchester and London?

The distance between the two cities is 115 miles (185 km).

Can I book assistance for my journey from Colchester to London Liverpool Street?

Yes, customers can request assisted travel through our assisted travel contact form. Please give a minimum of 12 hours' notice.

You can also give us a call on:

  • Telephone: 0800 028 2878 (free of charge), Monday to Sunday 08:00 - 20:00
  • Textphone and Minicom: 18001 0800 028 2878