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Duration 4h 17m
Distance 246 miles
Average price £145
Frequency 15/day

Trip overview

The average train between Chelmsford and Scarborough takes 4h 17m and the fastest train takes 3h 44m. There is a train service every few hours from Chelmsford to Scarborough. 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 Kings Cross
  3. York
  4. Scarborough
4h 23m
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£52 - £259

Chelmsford to Scarborough train times

Trains run hourly between Chelmsford and Scarborough. The earliest departure is at 09:04 in the morning, and the last departure from Chelmsford is at 21:56 which arrives into Scarborough at 06:52. All services require a transfer, and take on average 4h 17m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.
Departing Thursday, September 24, 2020

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No, there is no direct train from Chelmsford to Scarborough. However, there are services departing from Chelmsford and arriving at Scarborough via Liverpool Street station, London Kings Cross and York. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 23m.

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The distance between Chelmsford and Scarborough is 181 miles. The road distance is 246 miles.

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

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Chelmsford to Scarborough train services, operated by TransPennine Express, arrive at Scarborough station.

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