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There are 3 ways to get from Canary Wharf (Station) to Chelmsford by train, taxi or car

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Train  •  48 min

  1. Take the train from Canary Wharf DLR Station to Stratford DLR Station Dlr
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Chelmsford

£12 - £22

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  40 min

  1. Take a taxi from Canary Wharf (Station) to Chelmsford 29.9 miles

£190 - £240

Drive  •  40 min

  1. Drive from Canary Wharf (Station) to Chelmsford 29.9 miles

£4 - £7

Canary Wharf (Station) to Chelmsford by train

The train journey time between Canary Wharf (Station) and Chelmsford is around 47 min and covers a distance of around 29 miles. The fastest train normally takes 37 min. Operated by Dockland Light Railway (DLR), Greater Anglia and Thameslink, the Canary Wharf (Station) to Chelmsford train service departs from Canary Wharf DLR Station and arrives in Chelmsford. Typically 595 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
47 min
Fastest train time:
37 min
Train distance:
29 miles
Trains per week:
595
Cheapest price:
£12
Carbon emissions:
2 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
00:07
Last train departs at:
23:37

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Canary Wharf (Station) to Chelmsford train schedules

Departing Sunday, August 1, 2021

Canary Wharf (Station) → Chelmsford
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The cheapest way to get from Canary Wharf (Station) to Chelmsford is to drive which costs £4 - £7 and takes 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Canary Wharf (Station) to Chelmsford is to taxi which costs £190 - £240 and takes 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Canary Wharf (Station) station to Chelmsford. However, there are services departing from Canary Wharf DLR Station and arriving at Chelmsford via Stratford (London). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 48 min.

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The distance between Canary Wharf (Station) and Chelmsford is 27 miles. The road distance is 29.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Canary Wharf (Station) to Chelmsford without a car is to train which takes 48 min and costs £12 - £23.

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It takes approximately 48 min to get from Canary Wharf (Station) to Chelmsford, including transfers.

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Canary Wharf (Station) to Chelmsford train services, operated by Dockland Light Railway (DLR), depart from Canary Wharf DLR Station.

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Canary Wharf (Station) to Chelmsford train services, operated by Greater Anglia, arrive at Chelmsford station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Canary Wharf (Station) to Chelmsford is 30 miles. It takes approximately 40 min to drive from Canary Wharf (Station) to Chelmsford.

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  • Distance: 26.5 miles
  • Duration: 48 min

What companies run services between Canary Wharf (Station), England and Chelmsford, England?

You can take a train from Canary Wharf (Station) to Chelmsford via Stratford DLR Station and Stratford (London) in around 48 min.

Train operators
Dockland Light Railway (DLR)
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Canary Wharf DLR Station to Stratford DLR Station
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£1 - £6
Website
Dockland Light Railway (DLR)
Cash Fare
£4 - £6
Oyster or Contactless Off Peak Time Fare
£1 - £2
Oyster or Contactless Peak Time Fare
£1 - £2
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Stratford (London) to Chelmsford
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£12 - £15
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£12 - £15
Other operators
Taxi from Canary Wharf (Station) to Chelmsford
Ave. Duration
40 min
Estimated price
£190 - £240
Weso Local
Phone
+44 208 8855 555
Website
cheaptaxifare.com
Greenwich Mini Cabs
Phone
+44 20 3137 7661
Website
greenwichminicabs.com
Greenwich Black Cabs
Phone
+44 7464 949 740
Stratford City Cars
Phone
+44 20 8555 5454
Website
stratfordcitycars.co.uk
Seven Fives
Phone
+44 20 8555 5555
Eurolink Cars
Phone
+44 20 8555 8888
Website
eurolinkcars.co.uk

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