London Liverpool Street to Colchester Trains

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

Trains leave roughly every 20 minutes* taking just under an hour to get to Colchester. ​Colchester (North) Station sits on the Great Eastern Main Line from London Liverpool Street and is a short 14 minute walk from the Colchester town centre, the oldest recorded town in Britain. Tickets start from just £32.60, 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 London Liverpool Street to Colchester cost?

Ticket prices start at just £32.60 - you won't find a cheaper ticket anywhere else. Prices will differ depending on off-peak/peak travel times and whether you have a railcard. Season tickets are also available.

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

The last train departs London Liverpool Street station for Colchester at 00:46 Monday to Friday, 00:18 on Saturday and 00:02 on Sunday

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

The first train departs London Liverpool Street station for Colchester at 05:23 Monday to Friday, 05:34 on Saturday and 07:55 on Sunday.

Where does the London Liverpool Street to Colchester train stop?

The London to Colchester train stops at the following stations:

  • Stratford
  • Romford​
  • Shenfield
  • Ingatestone
  • Chelmsford
  • Hatfield Peverel
  • Witham
  • Kelvedon
  • Marks Tey
  • Colchester

The stops will differ depending on the service as there are ‘faster services’ that skip certain stops.

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

Yes, there is free Wi-Fi on your Mainline intercity service so you can catch up with your boxsets, update your social media or do last minute preparation for a meeting.

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

The average journey time between London Liverpool Street and Colchester is 57 minutes, depending on the number of stops. The fastest Journey between London Liverpool Street and Colchester is 44 minutes​.

What is the distance between London and Colchester?

The distance between the two cities is 51.75 miles (83 km).

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

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

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

There are approximately 98 between London Liverpool Street and Colchester Monday to Friday, 90 on Saturdays and 51 on Sundays. This may vary on bank holidays.

London Liverpool Street

  • Ticket office
  • Bus service
  • Prepurchase collection
  • Ticket machine
  • Toilets
  • Taxi-rank
  • Wifi
  • Seated area available

Colchester

  • Ticket office
  • Bus service
  • Prepurchase collection
  • Car park
  • Ticket machine
  • Toilets
  • Taxi-rank
  • Wifi