Duration 3h 25m
Distance 162.1 miles
Average price £104
Frequency 16/day

Trip overview

The average train between Cheltenham and Colchester takes 3h 25m and the fastest train takes 3h 17m. There is a train service every few hours from Cheltenham 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.

Train via London

  1. Cheltenham Spa
  2. London Liverpool Street
  3. Colchester
3h 25m
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£68 - £137

Cheltenham to Colchester train times

Trains run hourly between Cheltenham and Colchester. The earliest departure is at 08:58 in the morning, and the last departure from Cheltenham is at 21:00 which arrives into Colchester at 00:17. All services require a transfer, and take on average 3h 25m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.
Departing Sunday, May 31, 2020

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No, there is no direct train from Cheltenham to Colchester. However, there are services departing from Cheltenham Spa and arriving at Colchester via Lancaster Gate station and London Liverpool Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 25m.

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The distance between Cheltenham and Colchester is 128 miles. The road distance is 162.1 miles.

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Cheltenham to Colchester train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Cheltenham Spa station.

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Cheltenham to Colchester train services, operated by Greater Anglia, arrive at Colchester station.

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