There are 12 ways to get from Chelmsford to Accrington by train, bus, car or plane

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  4 h 28 min

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

$142 - $223

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Bus  •  9 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway 777 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 to Accrington National Express

$37 - $52

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Train, bus  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly
  3. Take the bus from Manchester City Centre, Chorlton St (Boulton House) to Accrington, Warner Street (Abbey Street) X41

$126 - $201

Train East Midlands Trains  •  8 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to Peterborough
  2. Take the train from Peterborough to Manchester Oxford Road

$121 - $176

Drive  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Chelmsford to Accrington 239.2 miles

$50 - $75

Train to Southend, fly to Manchester, train  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to Shenfield
  2. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Manchester (MAN) SEN - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Victoria to Accrington

$95 - $358

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Manchester, train  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to Stratford (London)
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Victoria to Accrington

$122 - $338

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Leeds Bradford, train  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to Stratford (London)
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) LHR - LBA
  3. Take the train from Leeds to Accrington

$116 - $269

Train to Norwich, fly to Manchester, train  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to Norwich
  2. Fly from Norwich (NWI) to Manchester (MAN) NWI - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Victoria to Accrington

$132 - $275

Train, train to Southampton, fly to Manchester  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to Stratford (London)
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Southampton Airport Parkway
  3. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Manchester (MAN) SOU - MAN
  4. Take the train from Manchester Victoria to Accrington

$96 - $228

Bus, train to Cambridge, fly to Manchester, train  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) to Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt)
  2. Take the train from Stansted Airport to Cambridge
  3. Fly from Cambridge (CBG) to Manchester (MAN) CBG - MAN
  4. Take the train from Manchester Victoria to Accrington

$85 - $319

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Newcastle, train  •  7 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to Stratford (London)
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Newcastle (NCL) LHR - NCL
  3. Take the train from Newcastle to Leeds
  4. Take the train from Leeds to Accrington

$146 - $454

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Chelmsford station to Accrington. However, there are services departing from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) and arriving at Accrington via Stansted Airport, Coach Station and Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 34 min.

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The distance between Chelmsford and Accrington is 184 miles. The road distance is 239.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Chelmsford to Accrington without a car is to train which takes 4 h 28 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 28 min to get from Chelmsford to Accrington, including transfers.

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Chelmsford to Accrington bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Stansted Airport, Coach Station.

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The best way to get from Chelmsford to Accrington is to train which takes 4 h 28 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 9 h 34 min.

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The quickest flight from Southend Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Chelmsford to Accrington bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Accrington station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chelmsford to Accrington is 239 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 58 min to drive from Chelmsford to Accrington.

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Flybe offers flights from Southend Airport to Manchester Airport.

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Map of how to get from Chelmsford to Accrington.
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  • Distance: 183.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 28 min

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

You can take a train from Chelmsford to Accrington via London Liverpool Street, Liverpool Street Underground Station, Euston Square Underground Station, London Euston, and Preston in around 4 h 28 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chelmsford to Accrington via Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt), Stansted Airport, Coach Station, Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway, and Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 in around 9 h 34 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from London Heathrow to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Flights from Norwich to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Flights from Cambridge to Manchester
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Flights from London Heathrow to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southend to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Norwich to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Chelmsford to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Chelmsford to Shenfield
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Chelmsford to Stratford (London)
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Chelmsford to Norwich
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Stansted Airport to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Preston
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$75 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$120 - $190
Train from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$65 - $100
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $170
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Stansted Airport to Peterborough
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $50
Train from Stansted Airport to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$15 - $23
Train from Newcastle to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$55 - $85
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $70
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Peterborough to Manchester Oxford Road
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$30 - $45
Off-Peak Single
$60 - $100
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $90
Anytime Single
$85 - $130
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Victoria to Accrington
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Accrington
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$18 - $26
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Bus operators
The Blackburn Bus Company
Phone
01254 670 583
Email
hello@blackburnbus.co.uk
Website
lancashirebus.co.uk
Bus from Manchester City Centre, Chorlton St (Boulton House) to Accrington, Warner Street (Abbey Street)
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
lancashirebus.co.uk
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 to Accrington
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
nationalexpress.com
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) to Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt)
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Website
firstgroup.com

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