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Hop on a train from Colchester to Chelmsford and travel in unrivalled comfort. You might be visiting a family member or perhaps want to enjoy some time for yourself. Whatever your reason for travel, there are regular trains from Colchester to Chelmsford, getting you there promptly.
Haven’t decided when to travel? View our departures board below for live train times from Colchester to Chelmsford. 


Journey information from Colchester to Chelmsford

  • How long is the average journey duration from Colchester to Chelmsford? 0 hours 36 minutes
  • How long is the fastest journey duration from Colchester to Chelmsford? 0 hours 33 minutes
  • When is the first train from Colchester to Chelmsford? 06:11
  • When is the last train from Colchester to Chelmsford? 22:00
  • How many services run for Colchester to Chelmsford today? 19

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

Travel Off-Peak

Happy to avoid rush hour? Then opt for an Off-Peak train ticket from Colchester to Chelmsford and save on your fare.

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If there are 3-9 adults travelling together, GroupSave can save 34% off everyone’s fare.

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