Duration 6h 15m
Distance 386.1 miles
Average price £230
Frequency Hourly

Trip overview

The average train between Colchester and Edinburgh takes 6h 15m and the fastest train takes 5h 43m. There is an hourly train service from Colchester to Edinburgh. 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. London Kings Cross
  3. Edinburgh
5h 59m
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£72 - £423

Colchester to Edinburgh train times

Trains run hourly between Colchester and Edinburgh. The earliest departure is at 13:30 in the afternoon, and the last departure from Colchester is at 23:03 which arrives into Edinburgh at 11:10. All services require a transfer, and take on average 6h 15m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.
Departing Sunday, June 7, 2020

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No, there is no direct train from Colchester to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Colchester and arriving at Edinburgh via Stratford (London), Highbury & Islington station and London Kings Cross. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 59m.

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The distance between Colchester and Edinburgh is 328 miles. The road distance is 386.1 miles.

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

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Colchester to Edinburgh train services, operated by LNER, arrive at Edinburgh station.

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