Colchester Town

Colchester Town at a glance


Colchester Town station
St. Botolphs Circus

Ticket office:

Monday to Friday: 06:10 - 20:15
Saturday: 07:00 - 18:45
Sunday: Unavailable
  • Ticket office
  • Step-free access
  • Prepurchase collection
  • Car park
  • Ticket machine
  • Toilets
  • Wifi
  • Seated area available
Load stations
Last updated:
Staffing level Part time
Information systems
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  • Announcements
Station operator Greater Anglia
Ticket office opening times
  • Monday to Friday: 06:10 - 20:15
  • Saturday: 07:00 - 18:45
  • Sunday: Unavailable
Pre-purchase collection Yes
Ticket machine Yes
Smartcards issued here Yes
Top up Smartcards here Yes
Validate Smartcards here Yes
Smartcards information

Greater Anglia Smartcards can be obtained from

Penalty fares LE
Top up Smartcards here Yes
Customer service information

Monday-Saturday 08:00-20:00Sunday 10:00-20:00Bank Holidays 09:00-18:00

The hours shown are for the Customer Relations team on 0345 600 7245 (option 8).

Closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Left luggage
Lost property
  • Monday to Sunday and All bank holidays: 24 hours
Seated area
Waiting room

The waiting room is located in the station building next to the ticket office, and is accessed from the station forecourt.

  • Monday to Friday: 06:30 - 14:50
  • Saturday: 07:30 - 14:50
  • Sunday: Unavailable
Station buffet

'Steam' kiosk serving hot and cold drinks, newspapers, confectionary, and pastries

Self-service vending machine providing cold drinks and snacks


The toilets are located in the station building and are accessed via the waiting room. An accessible toilet is available in the female toilets, although a radar key is not required to access this facility. All toilets are scheduled to be open at the following times:

Monday - Friday 06:30 - 14:50Saturday 07:30 - 14:50Sunday Closed

Baby changing facilities

We want everyone to travel with confidence. That is why, if you are planning on travelling on national rail services, you can request an assistance booking in advance - now up to 2 hours before your journey is due to start, any time of the day. For more information about Passenger Assist and how to request an assistance booking via Passenger Assist, please click here.


0800 028 28 78


08:00 - 20:00

  • Monday to Sunday: 08:00 - 20:00
Staff help

Assistance at this station is provided by a staff member during ticket office opening hours. Conductors are only available on services running to/from Walton-on-the-Naze. Services to/from London Liverpool Street are Driver Only Operation (DOO) and outside normal staffing hours for this station, customers are advised to travel to the nearest staffed station, Colchester. Booking is recommended.

  • Monday to Friday: 06:10 - 20:15
  • Saturday: 07:00 - 18:45
  • Sunday: Unavailable
Induction loop available Yes
Ticket machine
Ramp for train access available
Accessible taxis information

Details of nearest taxis are shown on station information poster

National Key toilets available
Step free access

This station has step free access to the single platform for trains towards Colchester, London, and Walton-on-the-Naze.

This station is a category A station according to ORR station classification system.

Assistance meeting point is the ticket office.

Ticket gates
Impaired mobility set down available
Car park 1 There is a Council managed car park behind the station
Car park 1 operator Local Council
Car park 1 opening times
  • Monday to Friday: 24 hours
  • Saturday: 24 hours
  • Sunday: 24 hours
Car park 1 contact details


Onward travel

Colchester Town Station is around 5 minutes walk from Colchester Bus Station

Cycle storage available Yes
Cycle storage spaces 20
Cycle storage sheltered Yes
Cycle storage CCTV No
Cycle storage location

There are five cycle stands on the station forecourt, nearly opposite the ticket office window. There is also a sheltered cycle parking area providing five stands located on Platform 1 (for trains towards Colchester, London, and Walton-on-the-Naze).

Cycle storage types
  • Stands
Rail replacement information

Due to road layout constraints, rail replacement bus services cannot access Colchester Town station. When rail replacement is in operation, we arrange for local First Bus Group bus routes (61, 62, 65, and 66) to accept railway ticket holders between Colchester North station, Colchester Town station, and Hythe station.