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Duration 7h 17m
Distance 332.4 miles
Average price £142
Frequency 8/day

Trip overview

The average train between Chelmsford and St Ives takes 7h 17m and the fastest train takes 6h 20m. The train service runs several times per day from Chelmsford to St Ives. 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. St Ives
7h 32m
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£118 - £157

Chelmsford to St Ives train times

Trains run every four hours between Chelmsford and St Ives. The service departs Chelmsford at 15:55 in the afternoon, which arrives into St Ives at 22:32. All services require a transfer, and take on average 7h 17m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Chelmsford to St Ives. However, there are services departing from Chelmsford and arriving at St Ives (Cornwall) via Liverpool Street station, London Paddington and St Erth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 32m.

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The distance between Chelmsford and St Ives is 281 miles. The road distance is 332.4 miles.

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

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Chelmsford to St Ives train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at St Erth station.

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