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Home to a fantastic zoo, great shopping and an abundance of historical sites, Britain’s first Roman city has plenty to offer. If you’re heading to Colchester for a day out, leave the car behind and hop on the train instead to get there in around 20 minutes. Even those road-building Romans would think that was a no-brainer. Find out all the travel information you need right here, including train times from Ipswich to Colchester and skip those annoying booking fees by securing your tickets from us.

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Journey information from Ipswich to Colchester

  • How long is the average journey duration from Ipswich to Colchester? 0 hours 18 minutes
  • How long is the fastest journey duration from Ipswich to Colchester? 0 hours 18 minutes
  • When is the first train from Ipswich to Colchester? 05:41
  • When is the last train from Ipswich to Colchester? 23:23
  • How many services run for Ipswich to Colchester today? 53

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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.