There are 5 ways to get from Bedford to Chelmsford by train, bus or car

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Train East Midlands Trains  •  1 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Bedford to London St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Chelmsford

$28 - $57

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Train Thameslink  •  1 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Bedford to Farringdon
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Chelmsford

$39 - $54

Bus  •  3 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from St Neots, Market Square (St Neots Road) to Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) X5
  2. Take the bus from Cambridge Parkside to Stansted Airport London 727 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) X10 / ...

$29 - $34

Train, bus, line 59 bus  •  3 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Bedford to St Albans City
  2. Take the bus from St Albans City Railway Station to Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn) 724
  3. Take the line 59 bus from Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn) to Chelmsford, Anglia Ruskin University (Chelm ARU) 59

$30 - $38

Drive  •  1 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Bedford to Chelmsford 62.1 miles

$13 - $20

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Bedford station to Chelmsford station. However, there are services departing from Bedford, Bus Station (Midland Road) and arriving at Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) via St Neots, Market Square (St Neots Road), Cambridge Parkside and Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 29 min.

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The distance between Bedford and Chelmsford is 49 miles. The road distance is 62.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Bedford to Chelmsford without a car is to train which takes 1 h 39 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 39 min to get from Bedford to Chelmsford, including transfers.

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Bedford to Chelmsford bus services, operated by Stagecoach in Bedford, depart from St Neots, Market Square (St Neots Road) station.

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The best way to get from Bedford to Chelmsford is to train which takes 1 h 39 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3 h 29 min.

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Bedford to Chelmsford bus services, operated by First in Essex, arrive at Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn).

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Yes, the driving distance between Bedford to Chelmsford is 62 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 16 min to drive from Bedford to Chelmsford.

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There are 175+ hotels available in Chelmsford. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Bedford to Chelmsford.
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  • Distance: 48.7 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 39 min

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

You can take a train from Bedford to Chelmsford via London St Pancras International, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, Liverpool Street Underground Station, and London Liverpool Street in around 1 h 39 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bedford to Chelmsford via St Neots, Market Square (St Neots Road), Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece), Cambridge Parkside, Stansted Airport London, and Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) in around 3 h 29 min.

Train operators
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Bedford to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $17
Off-Peak Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Bedford to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Bedford to Farringdon
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Bedford to St Albans City
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Bus operators
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from St Neots, Market Square (St Neots Road) to Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece)
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cambridge Parkside to Stansted Airport London
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Website
firstgroup.com
Green Line (operated by Arriva)
Phone
0344 801 7261
Email
greenline.customerservices@googlemail.com
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from St Albans City Railway Station to Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
Green Line
Book at
Green Line (Arriva)
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn) to Chelmsford, Anglia Ruskin University (Chelm ARU)
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk

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