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 £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 we are doing to keep you safe:

  • We're continuing to clean and sanitise our trains and stations
  • Ventilation – air conditioning on all our new trains and some old trains sucks in fresh air every six to nine minutes. Other trains have opening windows. On all trains, doors opening at stations lets more air in.

Try walking down the platform or train, as there are often fewer people further down the train.

If you are still nervous about travelling on busier trains, you can use our less busy trains tool on our website for help with finding a train with fewer passengers.

If you’re at the station, a member of staff will be able to advise you about a quieter alternative. If you’re at an unstaffed station just press the help button on the ticket machine and one of our customer service staff at Norwich will be able to advise you.

We’d like you to carry on wearing a face covering if you can when you’re on busy trains and stations, please. Government advice is still to wear a face covering in crowded and enclosed places.

Thank you to all our customers who wear their face coverings when travelling with us. It’s a simple way for us all to keep each other safe.

For full information on latest face coverings advice, visit the Government's website.

  • We're cleaning and sanitising our trains and stations, paying particular attention to high touch areas such as push buttons, door handles and grab rails.
  • We're carrying out turnaround cleaning inside trains at terminus stations throughout the day. This includes high touch point areas such as grab rails and washroom surfaces.
  • We’re using fogging guns with a fine mist of disinfectant for train cleaning in depots.

Yes, we have hand sanitiser available at all staffed stations and we're keeping soap and water topped up in our toilets on stations and trains so you can wash your hands. It’s a good idea to carry your own small bottle of hand sanitiser with you.

Practising good hygiene will help yourself and others.

We continue high levels of cleaning and paying attention to high touch areas on our vehicles. When appropriate, we have created a ‘bubble’ around our drivers in order to reduce their own risk and the risk of all passengers on the rail replacement bus. In some cases, operators have even installed clear barriers to reduce risk.
All travellers are encouraged to wear face coverings on rail replacement.

Have Questions? Read Our FAQ Below

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

Ticket prices start at just £10 - 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 58 minutes, depending on the number of stops. The fastest Journey between London Liverpool Street and Colchester is 46 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