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There are 4 ways to get from Chatham to Essex by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  2h 14m

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

£26 - £36

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Bus  •  4h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Chatham station to Bluewater, Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Bluewater, Bus Station to Lakeside, Bus Station X80
  3. Take the bus from Lakeside, Bus Station to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station 100

Taxi  •  1h 3m

  1. Take a taxi from Chatham to Essex 52.9 miles

£110 - £140

Drive  •  1h 3m

  1. Drive from Chatham to Essex 52.9 miles

£8 - £13

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The cheapest way to get from Chatham to Essex is to drive which costs £8 - £13 and takes 1h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Chatham to Essex is to taxi which costs £110 - £140 and takes 1h 3m.

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No, there is no direct train from Chatham to Essex. However, there are services departing from Chatham and arriving at White Notley via Stratford (London). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 14m.

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The distance between Chatham and Essex is 32 miles. The road distance is 52.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Chatham to Essex without a car is to train which takes 2h 14m and costs £25 - £40.

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It takes approximately 2h 14m to get from Chatham to Essex, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Chatham to Essex is to train which takes 2h 14m and costs £25 - £40. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4h 24m.

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Chatham to Essex train services, operated by Greater Anglia, arrive at White Notley station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chatham to Essex is 53 miles. It takes approximately 1h 3m to drive from Chatham to Essex.

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  • Distance: 31.7 miles
  • Duration: 2h 14m

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

You can take a train from Chatham to Essex via Stratford International and Stratford (London) in around 2h 14m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chatham to Essex via Bluewater, Bus Station, Lakeside, Bus Station, Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station, and Chelmsford in around 4h 24m.

Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Chatham to Stratford International
Ave. Duration
33m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£12 - £18
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
£14 - £20
Anytime Day Single
£12 - £18
Bus operators
Arriva Kent & Surrey
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Chatham station to Bluewater, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
Arriva Kent & Surrey
Ensign Bus
Phone
01708 86 56 56
Website
ensignbus.com
Bus from Bluewater, Bus Station to Lakeside, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
20m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Ensign Bus
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Lakeside, Bus Station to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
First in Essex
Other operators
Taxi from Chatham to Essex
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Estimated price
£110 - £140
Club Taxis
Phone
+44 1634 305080
Website
clubtaxisgillingham.co.uk
A B C Taxis
Phone
+44 1634 840840
Website
abctaxismedway.co.uk

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