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Duration 4h 32m
Distance 265.5 miles
Average price £150
Frequency 21/day

Trip overview

The average train between Chelmsford and Plymouth takes 4h 32m and the fastest train takes 4h 11m. There is a train service every few hours from Chelmsford to Plymouth. 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 Paddington
  3. Plymouth
4h 47m
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£90 - £122

Chelmsford to Plymouth train times

Trains run hourly between Chelmsford and Plymouth. The earliest departure is at 07:25 in the morning, and the last departure from Chelmsford is at 22:31 which arrives into Plymouth at 05:36. All services require a transfer, and take on average 4h 32m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.
Departing Sunday, May 16, 2021

Frequently asked questions

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No, there is no direct train from Chelmsford to Plymouth. However, there are services departing from Chelmsford and arriving at Plymouth via Liverpool Street station and London Paddington. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 47m.

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The distance between Chelmsford and Plymouth is 223 miles. The road distance is 265.5 miles.

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

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Chelmsford to Plymouth train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at Plymouth station.

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