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There are 4 ways to get from Chelmsford to Birchington by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to Stratford (London)
  2. Take the train from Stratford International to Birchington-on-Sea

$58 - $90

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Bus  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Cathedral to Lakeside, Bus Station 100
  2. Take the bus from Dartford to Birchington-on-Sea National Express / ...

$8 - $12

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Cathedral to Lakeside, Bus Station 100
  2. Take the train from Rainham (Kent) to Birchington-on-Sea

$28 - $38

Drive  •  1 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Chelmsford to Birchington 80.5 miles

$17 - $25

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The cheapest way to get from Chelmsford to Birchington is to bus which costs £6 - £10 and takes 5 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chelmsford to Birchington is to drive which costs £13 - £20 and takes 1 h 22 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chelmsford to Birchington. However, there are services departing from Chelmsford City Centre, Cathedral and arriving at Birchington-on-Sea via Lakeside, Bus Station and Dartford. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 31 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Chelmsford to Birchington. However, there are services departing from Chelmsford and arriving at Birchington-on-Sea via Stratford DLR Station and Stratford International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 53 min.

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The distance between Chelmsford and Birchington is 44 miles. The road distance is 80.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Chelmsford to Birchington without a car is to train which takes 2 h 53 min and costs £40 - £70.

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It takes approximately 2 h 53 min to get from Chelmsford to Birchington, including transfers.

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Chelmsford to Birchington bus services, operated by First in Essex, depart from Chelmsford City Centre, Cathedral station.

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

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The best way to get from Chelmsford to Birchington is to train which takes 2 h 53 min and costs £40 - £70. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £6 - £10 and takes 5 h 31 min.

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Map of how to get from Chelmsford to Birchington.
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  • Distance: 44.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 53 min

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

You can take a train from Chelmsford to Birchington via Stratford (London), Stratford DLR Station, Stratford International DLR Station, and Stratford International in around 2 h 53 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chelmsford to Birchington via Lakeside, Bus Station, Bluewater, Bus Station, and Dartford in around 5 h 31 min.

Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Stratford International to Birchington-on-Sea
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
Train from Rainham (Kent) to Birchington-on-Sea
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$20 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $25
Bus operators
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Cathedral to Lakeside, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
firstgroup.com
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 Dartford to Birchington-on-Sea
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Chelmsford to Birchington bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Birchington-on-Sea station.

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Chelmsford to Birchington train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Birchington-on-Sea station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chelmsford to Birchington is 80 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 22 min to drive from Chelmsford to Birchington.

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There are 520+ hotels available in Birchington. Prices start at $84 USD per night.

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