There are 3 ways to get from Basingstoke to Chelmsford by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Basingstoke to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Chelmsford

$32 - $49

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Bus  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Basingstoke, Railway Station to Heathrow Central Bus Station 033 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Stansted Airport London National Express / ...

$40 - $46

Drive  •  1 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Basingstoke to Chelmsford 100 miles

$21 - $35

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Basingstoke station to Chelmsford station. However, there are services departing from Basingstoke, Railway Station and arriving at Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) via Heathrow Airport London T2,3 and Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 46 min.

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The distance between Basingstoke and Chelmsford is 75 miles. The road distance is 100 miles.

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The best way to get from Basingstoke to Chelmsford without a car is to train which takes 2 h 13 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 13 min to get from Basingstoke to Chelmsford, including transfers.

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Basingstoke to Chelmsford bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Basingstoke, Railway Station.

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The best way to get from Basingstoke to Chelmsford is to train which takes 2 h 13 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3 h 46 min.

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Basingstoke to Chelmsford bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Stansted Airport London station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Basingstoke to Chelmsford is 100 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 39 min to drive from Basingstoke to Chelmsford.

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There are 175+ hotels available in Chelmsford. Prices start at $72 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Basingstoke to Chelmsford.
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  • Distance: 74.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 13 min

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

You can take a train from Basingstoke to Chelmsford via London Waterloo, Waterloo Underground Station, Stratford Underground Station, and Stratford (London) in around 2 h 13 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Basingstoke to Chelmsford via Heathrow Central Bus Station, Heathrow Airport London T2,3, Stansted Airport London, and Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) in around 3 h 46 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

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Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Basingstoke, Railway Station to Heathrow Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Stansted Airport London
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $24
Website
nationalexpress.com

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