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Duration 2h 38m
Distance 166.3 miles
Average price £92
Frequency 2/hour

Trip overview

The average train between Bristol and Chelmsford takes 2h 38m and the fastest train takes 2h 15m. The train runs at least 2 times per hour from Bristol to Chelmsford. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. Bristol Temple Meads
  2. London Liverpool Street
  3. Chelmsford
2h 26m
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£58 - £118

Bristol to Chelmsford train times

Trains run every 30 minutes between Bristol and Chelmsford. The earliest departure is at 20:00 in the evening, and the last departure from Bristol is at 22:40 which arrives into Chelmsford at 06:33. All services require a transfer, and take on average 2h 38m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Bristol to Chelmsford. However, there are services departing from Bristol Temple Meads and arriving at Chelmsford via Lancaster Gate station and London Liverpool Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 26m.

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The distance between Bristol and Chelmsford is 134 miles. The road distance is 166.3 miles.

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Bristol to Chelmsford train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Bristol Temple Meads station.

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Bristol to Chelmsford train services, operated by Greater Anglia, arrive at Chelmsford station.

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