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

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Train  •  1h 17m

  1. Take the train from Chatham to Stratford International
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Chelmsford

£24 - £44

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Bus  •  4h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Chatham station to Bluewater, Bus Station 700 - Sapphire
  2. Take the bus from Lakeside, Bus Station to Chelmsford City Centre, station 100

£12 - £15

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Bus via Greenhithe, station  •  3h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Lakeside, Bus Station to Chelmsford City Centre, station 100

£15 - £28

Taxi  •  47 min

  1. Take a taxi from Chatham to Chelmsford 41.2 miles

£85 - £110

Drive  •  47 min

  1. Drive from Chatham to Chelmsford 41.2 miles

£6 - £10

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The cheapest way to get from Chatham to Chelmsford is to drive which costs £6 - £10 and takes 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chatham to Chelmsford is to taxi which costs £85 - £110 and takes 47 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chatham station to Chelmsford station. However, there are services departing from Chatham station and arriving at Chelmsford City Centre, station via Bluewater, Bus Station and Lakeside, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Chatham to Chelmsford. However, there are services departing from Chatham and arriving at Chelmsford via Stratford (London). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 17m.

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The distance between Chatham and Chelmsford is 25 miles. The road distance is 41.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Chatham to Chelmsford without a car is to train which takes 1h 17m and costs £24 - £45.

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It takes approximately 1h 17m to get from Chatham to Chelmsford, including transfers.

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Chatham to Chelmsford bus services, operated by Arriva Kent & Surrey, depart from Chatham station.

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Chatham to Chelmsford train services, operated by Southeastern, depart from Chatham station.

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The best way to get from Chatham to Chelmsford is to train which takes 1h 17m and costs £24 - £45. Alternatively, you can bus via Greenhithe, station, which costs £15 - £28 and takes 3h 52m.

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  • Distance: 24.9 miles
  • Duration: 1h 17m

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

You can take a train from Chatham to Chelmsford via Stratford International and Stratford (London) in around 1h 17m. Alternatively, First in Essex operates a bus from Chatham to Chelmsford every 30 minutes. Tickets cost £9 - £11 and the journey takes 1h 55m.

Train operators
Bus operators
First in Essex
Phone
+44 345 646 0707
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Lakeside, Bus Station to Chelmsford City Centre, station
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£9 - £11
Website
First in Essex
Arriva Kent & Surrey
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Chatham station to Bluewater, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
Arriva Kent & Surrey
Other operators
Taxi from Chatham to Chelmsford
Ave. Duration
47 min
Estimated price
£85 - £110
Vokes Taxis
Phone
+44 1634 222 222
Website
vokestaximedway.co.uk
Star Taxis
Phone
+44 1634 575 656
ABC Taxis
Phone
+44 1634 840 840
Website
abctaxismedway.co.uk

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Chatham to Chelmsford bus services, operated by First in Essex, arrive at Chelmsford City Centre, station.

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Chatham to Chelmsford train services, operated by Greater Anglia, arrive at Chelmsford station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chatham to Chelmsford is 41 miles. It takes approximately 47 min to drive from Chatham to Chelmsford.

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