There are 5 ways to get from Braintree to Chelmsford by train, bus, taxi, car or foot

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Train  •  25 min

  1. Take the train from Braintree to Chelmsford

$7 - $11

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Bus  •  44 min

  1. Take the bus from Braintree Town Centre, Victoria Street to Chelmsford City Centre, The Ship (Chelms The Ship) 42 / ...

$6

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  16 min

  1. Take a taxi from Braintree to Chelmsford 13.2 miles

$60 - $75

Drive  •  16 min

  1. Drive from Braintree to Chelmsford 13.2 miles

$2 - $5

Walk  •  3 h 39 min

  1. Walk from Braintree to Chelmsford 11.4 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Braintree to Chelmsford is to drive which costs £2 - £4 and takes 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Braintree to Chelmsford is to taxi which costs £45 - £55 and takes 16 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Braintree Town Centre, Victoria Street and arriving at Chelmsford City Centre, The Ship (Chelms The Ship). Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 44 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Braintree and arriving at Chelmsford. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 25 min.

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The distance between Braintree and Chelmsford is 11 miles. The road distance is 13.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Braintree to Chelmsford without a car is to train which takes 25 min and costs £6 - £9.

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The train from Braintree to Chelmsford takes 25 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Braintree to Chelmsford bus services, operated by First in Essex, depart from Braintree Town Centre, Victoria Street station.

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Map of how to get from Braintree to Chelmsford.
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  • Distance: 10.5 miles
  • Duration: 25 min

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

Greater Anglia operates a train from Braintree to Chelmsford hourly. Tickets cost $7 - $11 and the journey takes 25 min. Alternatively, First in Essex operates a bus from Braintree to Chelmsford every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $6 and the journey takes 44 min. Hedingham Omnibuses also services this route every 3 hours.

Train operators
Bus operators
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Braintree Town Centre, Victoria Street to Chelmsford City Centre, The Ship (Chelms The Ship)
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Website
firstgroup.com
Hedingham Omnibuses
Phone
+44 1206 769778
Email
services@hedingham.co.uk
Website
hedingham.co.uk
Bus from Braintree Town Centre, Victoria Street to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
hedingham.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Braintree to Chelmsford
Ave. Duration
16 min
Estimated price
$60 - $75
A1 Taxi
Phone
+44 1245 838383
Website
a1carschelmsford.com
Fareway Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1245 355555
Website
farewaytaxisltd.com
Chelmsford Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1246 600 155
Website
chelmsfordtaxisltd.co.uk

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