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There are 4 ways to get from Basildon to Chelmsford by bus, train, taxi or car

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Line 100 bus  •  53 min

  1. Take the line 100 bus from Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station 100 / ...

£2 - £4

3 alternative options

Train  •  1h 7m

  1. Take the train from Basildon to West Ham
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Chelmsford

£21 - £30

Taxi  •  20 min

  1. Take a taxi from Basildon to Chelmsford 18.5 miles

£120 - £150

Drive  •  20 min

  1. Drive from Basildon to Chelmsford 18.5 miles

£2 - £4

Basildon to Chelmsford by bus

The bus journey time between Basildon and Chelmsford is around 49 min and covers a distance of around 16 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 35 min. Operated by First, the Basildon to Chelmsford bus service departs from Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station and arrives in Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station. Typically 472 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
49 min
Fastest bus time:
35 min
Buses per week:
472
Cheapest price:
£2
Carbon emissions:
3 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
03:25
Last bus departs at:
22:50

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Basildon to Chelmsford bus schedules

Basildon → Chelmsford
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The cheapest way to get from Basildon to Chelmsford is to line 100 bus which costs £2 - £4 and takes 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Basildon to Chelmsford is to taxi which costs £120 - £150 and takes 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station station and arriving at Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 53 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Basildon to Chelmsford. However, there are services departing from Basildon and arriving at Chelmsford via West Ham station and Stratford (London). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 7m.

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The distance between Basildon and Chelmsford is 12 miles. The road distance is 18.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Basildon to Chelmsford without a car is to line 100 bus which takes 53 min and costs £2 - £4.

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The line 100 bus from Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station takes 53 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Basildon to Chelmsford bus services, operated by First, depart from Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station.

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Basildon to Chelmsford train services, operated by c2c, depart from Basildon station.

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The best way to get from Basildon to Chelmsford is to line 100 bus which takes 53 min and costs £2 - £4. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £20 - £30 and takes 1h 7m.

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  • Distance: 11.6 miles
  • Duration: 53 min

What companies run services between Basildon, England and Chelmsford, England?

First operates a bus from Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station hourly. Tickets cost £2 - £4 and the journey takes 53 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Basildon to Chelmsford via West Ham, West Ham station, Stratford station, and Stratford (London) in around 1h 7m.

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Taxi from Basildon to Chelmsford
Ave. Duration
20 min
Estimated price
£120 - £150
Laindon Taxis
Phone
+44 1268 350 340
Website
laindontaxis.co.uk
Basildon Taxi Cabs
Phone
+44 1268 288 473
Ace Taxis
Phone
+44 1268 532 532
Website
acetaxi.cab

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Basildon to Chelmsford bus services, operated by First, arrive at Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Basildon to Chelmsford is 18 miles. It takes approximately 20 min to drive from Basildon to Chelmsford.

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