Duration 2h 56m
Distance 161.2 miles
Average price £96
Frequency Hourly

Trip overview

The average train between Chelmsford and Gillingham takes 2h 56m and the fastest train takes 2h 49m. There is an hourly train service from Chelmsford to Gillingham. 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. Chelmsford
  2. London Waterloo
  3. Gillingham
3h 17m
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£58 - £110

Chelmsford to Gillingham train times

Trains run hourly between Chelmsford and Gillingham. The earliest departure is at 05:40 in the morning, and the last departure from Chelmsford is at 20:22 which arrives into Gillingham at 23:18. All services require a transfer, and take on average 2h 56m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.
Departing Saturday, May 30, 2020

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No, there is no direct train from Chelmsford to Gillingham. However, there are services departing from Chelmsford and arriving at Gillingham (Dorset) via Stratford station and London Waterloo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 17m.

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The distance between Chelmsford and Gillingham is 129 miles. The road distance is 161.2 miles.

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Chelmsford to Gillingham train services, operated by Greater Anglia, depart from Chelmsford station.

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Chelmsford to Gillingham train services, operated by South Western Railway, arrive at Gillingham (Dorset) station.

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