Duration 1h 41m
Distance 77 miles
Average price £35
Frequency 2/hour

Trip overview

The average train between Watford and Colchester takes 1h 41m and the fastest train takes 1h 18m. The train runs at least 2 times per hour from Watford 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.

Train • 1h 38m

  1. Watford Junction
  2. London Liverpool Street
  3. Colchester
1h 38m
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Watford to Colchester train times

Trains run every 30 minutes between Watford and Colchester. The earliest departure is at 05:16 in the morning, and the last departure from Watford is at 23:12 which arrives into Colchester at 01:35. All services require a transfer, and take on average 1h 41m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.
Departing Saturday, February 29, 2020

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No, there is no direct train from Watford to Colchester. However, there are services departing from Watford Junction and arriving at Colchester via Euston station and London Liverpool Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 38m.

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The distance between Watford and Colchester is 58 miles. The road distance is 77 miles.

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Watford to Colchester train services, operated by London Northwestern Railway, depart from Watford Junction station.

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

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There are 308+ hotels available in Colchester. Prices start at £75 per night.

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You can take a train from Watford to Colchester via London Euston, Euston station, Moorgate station, and London Liverpool Street in around 1h 38m.
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