Save on Your Train Tickets to Colchester with Split Ticketing

Get cheap tickets to Colchester by splitting your ticket.

Split ticketing involves splitting your fare into multiple tickets to cover separate parts of the journey whilst traveling on exactly the same train.

Use our ticket search to find hidden split ticket fares. The average saving for these is 30% but you could save up to 70%!

On top of that you’ll pay NO booking or card fees when booking with us. We just take a small percentage of the saving.


Journey to any of these stations when buying cheap train tickets to Colchester:


Colchester Town


Examples of the savings that can be made when buying cheap train tickets to Colchester with SplitMyFare:

Colchester to Manchester Piccadilly

Standard Fare: £40.1

SplitMyFare: £31

By splitting with us you can make a massive saving of £97.22


Colchester to Newcastle

Standard Fare: £159.4

SplitMyFare: £51.24

By splitting with us you can make a massive saving of £108.16


Colchester to Aberdeen

Standard Fare: £184.6

SplitMyFare: £108.64

By splitting with us you can make a massive saving of £75.96



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"Colchester in Essex is Britain's oldest recorded town and was the first city and capital in Roman Britain. Its rich history dates back over 2000 years.” VisitColchester


Why Visit Colchester by Rail?

There are five railway stations serving Colchester, the Colchester Station, Colchester Town Station, Hythe railway station, Wivenhoe railway station, and Marks Tey railway station. The town centre of Colchester is easy to navigate and most of the streets are pedestrian-friendly.

The town’s main attraction is the Norman Castle, which was founded by William the Conqueror himself. The castle is known as the twin sister of the Tower of London, as both structures were built almost at the same time and have a somewhat similar design. Within the grounds of the castle is a fairly large park known as the Castle Park. It hosts a number of events including music festivals and spectacular fireworks display.

For art exhibitions and gallery, check out the Firstsite, a newly constructed contemporary visual arts centre that showcases numerous workshops and exhibitions, housed in a striking gold building. Colchester is also home to three museums, the Castle Museum, Hollytrees Museum, and the National History of Museum. Each museum is housed in a beautiful old building featuring different insights on the rich culture and history of Colchester.

Other places that are worth visiting while in town are the Marsea Island, a small island off the estuary of the River Blackwater, the Wivenhoe, a small town downstream of Colchester, and the Dedham and Dedham Vale, a very charming village at the border of Essex and Suffolk not far from the town.

How to find the cheapest train tickets to Colchester

If you’re looking for cheap train tickets to Colchester there are may ways to save money so you can explore Colchester. It may be that you’re getting a train to Colchester for a weekend with friends or with work, whatever the reason our journey planner will help you in getting the cheapest available tickets for your trip. Using the journey planner, you can save money travelling to Colchester and use that in the shops or at a restaurant.

Some of the biggest savings can be had by searching for split tickets as described above. Another way to save money on train tickets to Colchester is by buying an Advance ticket. Advance tickets are usually available from 12 weeks before the date of travel, so it is generally the case that the earlier you book your ticket within this timeframe the cheaper it will be. So if you’re coming to Colchester to catch a flight or for some sightseeing, look out for the advance ticket type when you search for your ticket. The longer you wait to buy your ticket the more the price can go up so try to book as quick as you’re able, advance tickets are not normally available on the day of travel, so try not to book on the day.

You can save even more on your train tickets by using a railcard for your journey to Colchester. If you’re a regular traveller this is particular useful as buying an eligible railcard can save you 1/3 off the price of all of your future tickets.