Duration 3h 18m
Distance 231.7 miles
Average price £204
Frequency 12/day

Trip overview

The average train between Chester and Colchester takes 3h 18m and the fastest train takes 3h 11m. There is a train service every few hours from Chester 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. Chester
  2. London Liverpool Street
  3. Colchester
3h 13m
Bookable on Rome2rio
£93 - £268

Chester to Colchester train times

Trains run every two hours between Chester and Colchester. The service departs Chester at 19:35 in the evening, which arrives into Colchester at 22:47. All services require a transfer, and take on average 3h 18m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Chester to Colchester. However, there are services departing from Chester and arriving at Colchester via Euston station, Moorgate station and London Liverpool Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 13m.

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The distance between Chester and Colchester is 184 miles. The road distance is 231.7 miles.

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Chester to Colchester train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, depart from Chester station.

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

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There are 302+ hotels available in Colchester. Prices start at £75 per night.

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