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Duration 2h 35m
Distance 106.6 miles
Average price £65
Frequency 6/day

Trip overview

The average train between Birchington-on-Sea and Colchester takes 2h 35m and the fastest train takes 2h 17m. The train service runs several times per day from Birchington-on-Sea to Colchester. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. Birchington-on-Sea
  2. Stratford (London)
  3. Colchester
2h 26m
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£50 - £82

Birchington-on-Sea to Colchester train times

Trains run every four hours between Birchington-on-Sea and Colchester. The earliest departure is at 05:28 in the morning, and the last departure from Birchington-on-Sea is at 20:35 which arrives into Colchester at 23:05. All services require a transfer at Stratford International and take an average of 2h 35m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Birchington-on-Sea to Colchester. However, there are services departing from Birchington-on-Sea and arriving at Colchester via Stratford (London). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 26m.

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The distance between Birchington-on-Sea and Colchester is 40 miles. The road distance is 106.6 miles.

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Birchington-on-Sea to Colchester train services, operated by Southeastern, depart from Birchington-on-Sea station.

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Birchington-on-Sea to Colchester train services, operated by Greater Anglia, arrive at Colchester station.

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There are 174+ hotels available in Colchester. Prices start at £75 per night.

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