Duration 57m
Distance 20.7 miles
Average price £15
Frequency 2/hour

Trip overview

The average train between Chelmsford and Southend-on-Sea takes 57m and the fastest train takes 47m. The train runs at least 2 times per hour from Chelmsford to Southend-on-Sea. 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. Shenfield
  3. Southend Victoria
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£13 - £20

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No, there is no direct train from Chelmsford to Southend-on-Sea. However, there are services departing from Chelmsford and arriving at Southend Victoria via Shenfield. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 57m.

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The distance between Chelmsford and Southend-on-Sea is 17 miles. The road distance is 20.7 miles.

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Chelmsford to Southend-on-Sea train services, operated by Greater Anglia, depart from Chelmsford station.

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Chelmsford to Southend-on-Sea train services, operated by Greater Anglia, arrive at Southend Victoria station.

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There are 276+ hotels available in Southend-on-Sea. Prices start at £55 per night.

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What companies run services between Chelmsford and Southend-on-Sea?

First in Essex operates a bus from Chelmsford to Southend-on-Sea hourly. Tickets cost £8 - £9 and the journey takes 54m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, you can take a train from Chelmsford to Southend-on-Sea via Shenfield in around 57m.
Train operators
Ave. Duration
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Bus operators
Ave. Duration
Estimated price
£8 - £9
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
5 times a day
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
5 times a week
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Other operators
Ave. Duration
Estimated price
£45 - £55

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