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Recommended option

Train, bus  •  1 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to Stansted Airport
  2. Take the bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) X10 / ...

$17 - $55

Cheapest option

Bus  •  1 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Cambridge to Stansted Airport London National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) X10 / ...

$13 - $20

3 alternative options

Train  •  1 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Chelmsford

$40 - $57

Taxi  •  52 min

  1. Take a taxi from Cambridge to Chelmsford 45.4 miles

$200 - $250

Drive  •  52 min

  1. Drive from Cambridge to Chelmsford 45.4 miles

$9 - $15

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

You can take a bus from Cambridge to Chelmsford via Stansted Airport London and Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) in around 1 h 32 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cambridge to Chelmsford via London Kings Cross, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, Liverpool Street Underground Station, and London Liverpool Street in around 1 h 38 min.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Cambridge to Stansted Airport
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Chelmsford
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Bus operators
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Cambridge to Chelmsford
Ave. Duration
52 min
Estimated price
$200 - $250
A1 Cab Co
Phone
+44 1223 525555
Website
a1cabco.com
Ace Taxis
Phone
+44 1223 462020
Website
acetaxis-cambridge.co.uk
Cam Cab Ltd
Phone
+44 1223 704704
Website
camcab.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Cambridge and Chelmsford is 57 km. The road distance is 73 km.

The cheapest way to get from Cambridge to Chelmsford is to drive which costs £7 - £11 and takes 52 min.

The quickest way to get from Cambridge to Chelmsford is to taxi which takes 52 min and costs £150 - £190.

No, there is no direct bus from Cambridge to Chelmsford. However, there are services departing from Cambridge and arriving at Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) via Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 32 min.

It takes approximately 1 h 17 min to get from Cambridge to Chelmsford, including transfers.