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Duration 1h 25m
Distance 49.4 miles
Average price £30
Frequency 3/hour

Trip overview

The average train between Chelmsford and Harpenden takes 1h 25m and the fastest train takes 1h 14m. The train runs at least 3 times per hour from Chelmsford to Harpenden. 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. Farringdon
  3. Harpenden
1h 18m
Bookable on Rome2rio
£27 - £37

Chelmsford to Harpenden train times

Trains run every 20 minutes between Chelmsford and Harpenden. The earliest departure is at 16:56 in the afternoon, and the last departure from Chelmsford is at 23:25 which arrives into Harpenden at 01:02. All services require a transfer, and take on average 1h 25m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Chelmsford to Harpenden. However, there are services departing from Chelmsford and arriving at Harpenden via Liverpool Street station and Farringdon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 18m.

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The distance between Chelmsford and Harpenden is 36 miles. The road distance is 49.4 miles.

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

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Chelmsford to Harpenden train services, operated by Thameslink, arrive at Harpenden station.

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