Duration 1h 54m
Distance 67.1 miles
Average price £43
Frequency 2/hour

Trip overview

The average train between Colchester and Chatham takes 1h 54m and the fastest train takes 1h 19m. The train runs at least 2 times per hour from Colchester to Chatham. 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. Colchester
  2. Stratford International
  3. Chatham
1h 52m
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£33 - £58

Colchester to Chatham train times

Trains run every 30 minutes between Colchester and Chatham. The earliest departure is at 21:03 at night, and the last departure from Colchester is at 23:03 which arrives into Chatham at 00:35. All services require a transfer at Stratford (London) and take an average of 1h 54m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Colchester to Chatham. However, there are services departing from Colchester and arriving at Chatham via Stratford International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 52m.

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The distance between Colchester and Chatham is 39 miles. The road distance is 67.1 miles.

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Colchester to Chatham train services, operated by Greater Anglia, depart from Colchester station.

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Colchester to Chatham train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Chatham station.

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