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

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Recommended option

Train, bus  •  1 h 10 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 / ...

$16 - $52

Cheapest option

Bus  •  1 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Cambridge Parkside to London Stansted Airport 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 51 min

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

$36 - $52

Taxi  •  52 min

  1. Take a taxi from Cambridge to Chelmsford 45.4 miles

$190 - $240

Drive  •  52 min

  1. Drive from Cambridge to Chelmsford 45.4 miles

$9 - $15

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

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

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The distance between Cambridge and Chelmsford is 36 miles. The road distance is 45.4 miles.

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It takes approximately 1 h 10 min to get from Cambridge to Chelmsford, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cambridge to Chelmsford station. However, there are services departing from Cambridge Parkside 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 26 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cambridge to Chelmsford. However, there are services departing from Cambridge and arriving at Chelmsford via London Liverpool Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 51 min.

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The nearest airport to Chelmsford is London Stansted (STN) Airport which is 13.9 miles away. Other nearby airports include London City (LCY) (24.2 miles), London Luton (LTN) (37.7 miles), London Heathrow (LHR) (43.9 miles) and London Gatwick (LGW) (48.7 miles).

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Map of how to get from Cambridge to Chelmsford.
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  • Distance: 35.6 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 10 min

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

You can take a bus from Cambridge to Chelmsford via London Stansted Airport and Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) in around 1 h 26 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cambridge to Chelmsford via London Liverpool Street in around 1 h 51 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
$11 - $16
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Cambridge to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
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
$12 - $18
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
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 15 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
$190 - $240
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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