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Duration 3h 50m
Distance 247.7 miles
Average price £130
Frequency Hourly

Trip overview

The average train between Exeter and Colchester takes 3h 50m and the fastest train takes 3h 28m. There is an hourly train service from Exeter 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. Exeter St Davids
  2. London Liverpool Street
  3. Colchester
3h 37m
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£86 - £113

Exeter to Colchester train times

Trains run hourly between Exeter and Colchester. The earliest departure is at 11:15 in the morning, and the last departure from Exeter is at 20:48 which arrives into Colchester at 01:56. All services require a transfer, and take on average 3h 50m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Exeter to Colchester. However, there are services departing from Exeter St Davids and arriving at Colchester via Lancaster Gate station and London Liverpool Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 37m.

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The distance between Exeter and Colchester is 209 miles. The road distance is 247.7 miles.

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Exeter to Colchester train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Exeter St Davids station.

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Exeter 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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