Colchester Away Travel Advice

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20th October 2022

Throughout the 2022/23 season, as the Crawley Town Supporters Alliance, we will be providing you, the fans, a number of ways that you can get to the away games. 


Following the incredible win for the Red Devils against Newport County and then Aston Villa U23’s, it couldn’t be a better time to follow Crawley Town up and down the country. Our next away game is against Colchester United. This game is one of our closer away games and it will be kicking off at 19:45 on Tuesday 25th October 2022. It is the perfect game if you fancy a Tuesday night away trip.



The number one way to get to the game is with our friends, GH Coaches. GH coaches have been around for a number of years and are the official CTFC travel provider for the club Departing from the Broadfield Stadium at 4:30pm,this will be a non-stop trip all the way to the Stadium. Easy! They will then be coming straight back after the game. You can get all of this for as little as £20 which is an absolute bargain. To find out more information about this, visit their website here:



Before you even look into getting a train, the first place to go to get the cheapest tickets possible is to look into getting a Railcard. Now these aren’t available for everyone but it may be worth looking to see if you qualify for any of them. There is a cost to this Railcard but it will give you one third off all train travel! You can look here to see what railcards are available:


If you are travelling from Crawley, we would suggest that you get a train from Three Bridges. From Three Bridges, a short trip to Farringdon, via St Pancras, before then heading on a direct train to Doncaster. In total, this journey will take a fairly easy 3 hours.


Cost wise. The easiest place to get your train ticket from will be At the time of writing it will cost around £50 return (£33.95 with a travel card). The other place you can go to is This is a great and cheaper way to get your tickets. All it does is split your ticket up into smaller journeys which makes your journey cheaper. 9 times out of 10 you can stay on the same train. Looking at the split ticketing website at the time of writing it will cost around £47 return (£30 with a travel card). 



The 92 mile journey will take you around 1 and a half hours, if you were to leave from the Football Stadium. This journey will take you round the M25, followed by a journey up the A12 until you will then reach Colchester.  You can look at this journey here.




Reuben Watt

Reuben Watt

Reuben has been a Crawley supporter since 2011 and has been on the CTSA board since 2022. He is currently the chair of the CTSA. When he is not travelling home and away, he is working in Nuclear Security.