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Duration 2h 6m
Distance 49.5 miles
Average price £35
Frequency Hourly

Trip overview

The average train between Rainham and Chelmsford takes 2h 6m and the fastest train takes 2h 1m. There is an hourly train service from Rainham to Chelmsford. 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. Rainham (Kent)
  2. Stratford (London)
  3. Chelmsford
2h 4m
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£26 - £39

Rainham to Chelmsford train times

Trains run hourly between Rainham and Chelmsford. The earliest departure is at 18:00 in the evening, and the last departure from Rainham is at 22:00 which arrives into Chelmsford at 00:02. All services require a transfer, and take on average 2h 6m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Rainham to Chelmsford. However, there are services departing from Rainham (Kent) and arriving at Chelmsford via Woolwich Arsenal DLR Station and Stratford (London). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 4m.

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The distance between Rainham and Chelmsford is 27 miles. The road distance is 49.5 miles.

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Rainham to Chelmsford train services, operated by Thameslink, depart from Rainham (Kent) station.

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Rainham to Chelmsford train services, operated by Greater Anglia, arrive at Chelmsford station.

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