Duration 2h
Distance 45.5 miles
Average price £40
Frequency Hourly

Trip overview

The average train between Chelmsford and Royston takes 2h and the fastest train takes 1h 47m. There is an hourly train service from Chelmsford to Royston. 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. Royston
2h 16m
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£36 - £48

Chelmsford to Royston train times

Trains run hourly between Chelmsford and Royston. The earliest departure is at 05:11 in the morning, and the last departure from Chelmsford is at 22:26 which arrives into Royston at 00:24. All services require a transfer, and take on average 2h. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Chelmsford to Royston. However, there are services departing from Chelmsford and arriving at Royston via Liverpool Street station and Farringdon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 16m.

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The distance between Chelmsford and Royston is 30 miles. The road distance is 45.5 miles.

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

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

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There are 587+ hotels available in Royston. Prices start at £75 per night.

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