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Whether you’re heading home or meeting up with friends, you’ll get there in no time when you take one of the regular trains from Chelmsford to Colchester. This is a quick, easy way to travel and is the perfect choice if you’re commuting between the two destinations regularly.  

Take a look at our live departures board below. There are plenty of train times and tickets available from Chelmsford to Colchester, so you can easily make travel plans that suit your schedule. Don’t forget to check top money-saving tips too for a bargain on your rail fare.

Journey information from Chelmsford to Colchester

  • How long is the average journey duration from Chelmsford to Colchester? 0 hours 38 minutes
  • How long is the fastest journey duration from Chelmsford to Colchester? 0 hours 36 minutes
  • When is the first train from Chelmsford to Colchester? 08:10
  • When is the last train from Chelmsford to Colchester? 22:10
  • How many services run for Chelmsford to Colchester today? 14

The above information is intended as a guide. It may not include timetable alterations because of engineering work, unplanned disruption etc. Please use the journey planner to plan your journey before you travel. Some tickets are subject to restrictions. Please check these before you travel.

The information above refers to direct journeys only. Other journeys may be available by changing train or by using a different London Terminal. At certain times buses may operate some of the journeys shown. Services of all operators on the route shown are included in the figures. Not all tickets may be used on all services.

On many routes, the last journey before services finish for the day departs after midnight. Where this is the case, it is this service (in the early hours of the following morning), and not the last one before midnight that is shown.


Tips on how to book cheaper train tickets

Use a Railcard

Have you got a Railcard? If you’re eligible for one, you could potentially save 1/3 on train tickets from Chelmsford to Colchester, along with other rail services.

Book direct

When you book direct from Great Northern, we guarantee that there’ll be no nasty surprises at checkout. That’s because we only charge for the cost of the ticket and no additional booking fees.

Season ticket

If this is your regular commute, you could save with a Season ticket. Here, you pay for the first 40 weeks of the year and then get the remaining 12 for free.

No booking fees and collect at the station in the UK

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