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There are 3 ways to get from Chelmsford to Acle by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2h 21m

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to Norwich

£40 - £60

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Bus  •  5h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Stansted Airport London to Norwich Bus Station National Express

£18 - £22

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Drive  •  1h 44m

  1. Drive from Chelmsford to Acle 90.8 miles

£13 - £20

Chelmsford to Acle by train

The train journey time between Chelmsford and Acle is around 2h 25m and covers a distance of around 96 miles. The fastest train normally takes 1h 51m. Services are operated by Greater Anglia. Typically 70 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
2h 25m
Fastest train time:
1h 51m
Trains per week:
70
Cheapest price:
£40
Carbon emissions:
8 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:57
Last train departs at:
23:59

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Chelmsford to Acle train schedules

Chelmsford → Acle
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The cheapest way to get from Chelmsford to Acle is to drive which costs £13 - £20 and takes 1h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Chelmsford to Acle is to drive which costs £13 - £20 and takes 1h 44m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chelmsford station to Acle. However, there are services departing from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station and arriving at Acle, Kings Head via Stansted Airport London and Norwich City Centre, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 3m.

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No, there is no direct train from Chelmsford to Acle. However, there are services departing from Chelmsford and arriving at Acle via Norwich. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 21m.

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The distance between Chelmsford and Acle is 78 miles. The road distance is 90.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Chelmsford to Acle without a car is to train which takes 2h 21m and costs £40 - £60.

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It takes approximately 2h 21m to get from Chelmsford to Acle, including transfers.

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Chelmsford to Acle bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Stansted Airport London station.

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Chelmsford to Acle train services, operated by Greater Anglia, depart from Chelmsford station.

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The best way to get from Chelmsford to Acle is to train which takes 2h 21m and costs £40 - £60. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £18 - £22 and takes 5h 3m.

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  • Distance: 77.8 miles
  • Duration: 2h 21m

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

Greater Anglia operates a train from Chelmsford to Norwich every 2 hours. Tickets cost £35 - £55 and the journey takes 1h 21m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Stansted Airport London to Norwich Bus Station 5 times a day. Tickets cost £6 - £8 and the journey takes 2h 50m.

Train operators
Bus operators
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.

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+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Stansted Airport London to Norwich Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£6 - £8
Website
National Express

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Chelmsford to Acle bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Norwich Bus Station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Chelmsford to Acle is 91 miles. It takes approximately 1h 44m to drive from Chelmsford to Acle.

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