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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  2 h 24 min

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

$87 - $145

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Stansted Airport London to Birmingham National Express / ...

$31 - $53

3 alternative options

Train, line 205 bus  •  3 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the line 205 bus from Liverpool Street Station to Marylebone Station 205
  3. Take the train from London Marylebone to Birmingham Moor Street

$88 - $134

Train CrossCountry  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to Birmingham New Street

$81 - $128

Drive  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Chelmsford to Birmingham 142.2 miles

$30 - $45

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

You can take a train from Chelmsford to Birmingham via London Liverpool Street, Liverpool Street Underground Station, Euston Square Underground Station, and London Euston in around 2 h 24 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Chelmsford to Birmingham hourly. Tickets cost $25 - $45 and the journey takes 4 h 10 min.

Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Chiltern Railways
Phone
+44 345 600 5165
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Train from London Marylebone to Birmingham Moor Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $110
CrossCountry
Bus operators
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Liverpool Street Station to Marylebone Station
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Chelmsford to Birmingham?

The distance between Chelmsford and Birmingham is 182 km. The road distance is 228 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Chelmsford to Birmingham?

The cheapest way to get from Chelmsford to Birmingham is to drive which costs £21 - £35 and takes 2 h 20 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Chelmsford to Birmingham?

The quickest way to get from Chelmsford to Birmingham is to drive which takes 2 h 20 min and costs £21 - £35.

Is there a direct bus between Chelmsford and Birmingham?

No, there is no direct bus from Chelmsford to Birmingham. However, there are services departing from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) and arriving at Birmingham via Stansted Airport London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 20 min.

How long does it take to get from Chelmsford to Birmingham?

It takes approximately 2 h 24 min to get from Chelmsford to Birmingham, including transfers.