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There are 10 ways to get from Colchester to Utrecht by train, car ferry, car, car train or plane

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Train  •  6h 24m

  1. Take the train from Colchester to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Rotterdam Centraal Eil
  3. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Utrecht Centraal

€158 - €415

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Train to London Stansted, fly to Eindhoven, train  •  6h 28m

  1. Take the train from Colchester to Chelmsford
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Eindhoven (EIN) STN - EIN
  3. Take the train from Eindhoven Centraal to Utrecht Centraal

€47 - €155

8 alternative options

Car ferry, train  •  10h 57m

  1. Take the car ferry from Harwich to Hook of Holland
  2. Take the train from Rotterdam Alexander to Utrecht Centraal Intercity

Drive, car ferry  •  7h 7m

  1. Drive from Colchester to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
  3. Drive from Dunkirk to Utrecht

€150 - €1389

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  5h 47m

  1. Drive from Colchester to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Utrecht

€213 - €246

Train to London City, fly to Rotterdam, train  •  4h 22m

  1. Take the train from Colchester to Stratford (London)
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Rotterdam (RTM) LCY - RTM
  3. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Utrecht Centraal

€227 - €397

Train to London City, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  4h 58m

  1. Take the train from Colchester to Stratford (London)
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) LCY - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Utrecht Centraal

€98 - €310

Train to Norwich, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  4h 46m

  1. Take the train from Colchester to Norwich
  2. Fly from Norwich (NWI) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) NWI - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Utrecht Centraal

€108 - €673

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  5h 45m

  1. Take the train from Colchester to London Liverpool Street
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) LHR - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Utrecht Centraal

€86 - €251

Train, train to London Luton, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  6h

  1. Take the train from Colchester to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from Farringdon to Luton
  3. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) LTN - AMS
  4. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Utrecht Centraal

€92 - €247

Colchester to Utrecht by train and subway

The journey time between Colchester and Utrecht is around 5h 42m and covers a distance of around 653 km. The fastest journey normally takes 5h 28m. Operated by Greater Anglia, London Underground (Tube), Eurostar and others, the Colchester to Utrecht service departs from Colchester and arrives in Utrecht Centraal. Typically seven services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
5h 42m
Fastest journey time:
5h 28m
Journey distance:
653 km
Services per week:
7
Cheapest price:
€158
Carbon emissions:
34 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
09:43
Last service departs at:
10:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Colchester to Utrecht train and subway schedules

United Kingdom → Netherlands
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International entry into Netherlands from United Kingdom

  • Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Curaçao, Cyprus, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Sint Maarten, South Korea, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Taiwan, Ukraine, United States and Vatican

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Conditions of entry into Netherlands from United Kingdom

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
This applies to arrivals from United Kingdom
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Albania, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Curaçao, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Qatar, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Ukraine, United States and Vatican
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Albania, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Curaçao, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Qatar, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Ukraine, United States and Vatican
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area
  • Health declaration required
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Rules to follow in Netherlands

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from United Kingdom

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


No, entry into Netherlands from United Kingdom is currently restricted.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Utrecht is 1351.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Utrecht is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Utrecht is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1351.

No, but conditions apply when returning to United Kingdom from Netherlands.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 1 Aug 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Colchester to Utrecht is to train and fly which costs £40 - £140 and takes 6h 28m.

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The fastest way to get from Colchester to Utrecht is to train and fly which takes 4h 22m and costs £190 - £340.

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No, there is no direct train from Colchester to Utrecht. However, there are services departing from Colchester and arriving at Utrecht Centraal via Liverpool Street station, London St Pancras Eurostar and Rotterdam Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 24m.

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The distance between Colchester and Utrecht is 290 km.

The best way to get from Colchester to Utrecht without a car is to train which takes 6h 24m and costs £130 - £360.

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It takes approximately 6h 24m to get from Colchester to Utrecht, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from London City Airport to Rotterdam Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Utrecht is 1h ahead of Colchester. It is currently 7:46 PM in Colchester and 8:46 PM in Utrecht.

Colchester to Utrecht train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Utrecht Centraal station.

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Map of how to get from Colchester to Utrecht.
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  • Distance: 289.7 km
  • Duration: 6h 24m

What companies run services between Colchester, England and Utrecht, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Colchester to Utrecht via London Liverpool Street, Liverpool Street station, King's Cross St. Pancras station, London St Pancras Eurostar, and Rotterdam Centraal in around 6h 24m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €270
Flights from Norwich to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €240
Flights from London Heathrow to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €290
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €270
Flights from London City to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €130
Flights from London Heathrow to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €300
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Luton to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €140
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€12 - €95
Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Train from Colchester to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€25 - €40
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Colchester to Stratford (London)
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Colchester to Norwich
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Colchester to Chelmsford
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€11 - €17
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€10 - €24
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€10 - €15
1st Class
€17 - €24
Train from Rotterdam Alexander to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€9 - €23
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€9 - €14
1st Class
€16 - €23
Train from Schiphol Airport to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€8 - €19
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€8 - €12
1st Class
€14 - €19
Train from Eindhoven Centraal to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€12 - €28
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€12 - €17
1st Class
€20 - €28
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€154
Website
Eurotunnel
Ferry operators
Stena Line
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€95 - €1300
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
€95 - €1300
Standard Car - Flexi
€150 - €190

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