Trains from London to Colchester

Greater Anglia offers regular and direct trains from London 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 £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.

What time does the first train leave from London 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

What time does the last train leave from London 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

Where does the London to Colchester train stop?

The London to Colchester train stops at Stratford, Romford, Shenfield, Ingatestone, Chelmsford, Hatfield Peverel, Witham, Kelvedon, Marks Tey and 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 to Colchester train?

Yes, there is free Wi-Fi on your Mainline intercity service, but Wi-Fi on all services will start rolling out from June 2019 on other services. 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 to Colchester?

The average journey time between London and Colchester is 57 minutes, depending on the number of stops. The fastest Journey between London Liverpool Street and Colchester is only 46 minutes.