Duration 6h 7m
Distance 411.8 miles
Average price £250
Frequency 22/day

Trip overview

The average train between Scotland and Colchester takes 6h 7m and the fastest train takes 5h 36m. There is a train service every few hours from Scotland 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. Glasgow Central
  2. London Liverpool Street
  3. Colchester
5h 58m
£178 - £546

Scotland to Colchester train times

Trains run hourly between Glasgow and Colchester. The earliest departure is at 04:28 in the morning, and the last departure from Glasgow is at 18:40 which arrives into Colchester at 00:59. All services require a transfer, and take on average 6h 7m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Scotland to Colchester. However, there are services departing from Glasgow Central and arriving at Colchester via King's Cross St. Pancras station and London Liverpool Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 58m.

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The distance between Scotland and Colchester is 396 miles. The road distance is 411.8 miles.

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Scotland to Colchester train services, operated by LNER, depart from Glasgow Central station.

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

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