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

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  2 h 29 min

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

$61 - $133

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Bus  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Stansted Airport London to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express / ...

$24 - $45

2 alternative options

Train CrossCountry  •  4 h 35 min

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

$70 - $110

Drive  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Chelmsford to Birmingham 142.2 miles

$30 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Chelmsford to Birmingham is to drive which costs £23 - £35 and takes 2 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chelmsford to Birmingham is to drive which costs £23 - £35 and takes 2 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chelmsford station to Birmingham station. However, there are services departing from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station and arriving at Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth via Stansted Airport London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 44 min.

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The distance between Chelmsford and Birmingham is 114 miles. The road distance is 142.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Chelmsford to Birmingham without a car is to train which takes 2 h 29 min and costs £45 - £110.

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It takes approximately 2 h 29 min to get from Chelmsford to Birmingham, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Chelmsford to Birmingham is to train which takes 2 h 29 min and costs £45 - £110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £18 - £35 and takes 5 h 44 min.

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Chelmsford to Birmingham bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chelmsford to Birmingham is 142 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 20 min to drive from Chelmsford to Birmingham.

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  • Distance: 113.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 29 min

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

You can take a train from Chelmsford to Birmingham via London Liverpool Street, Moorgate station, Euston station, and London Euston in around 2 h 29 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Chelmsford to Birmingham every 2 hours. Tickets cost $24 - $45 and the journey takes 4 h 10 min.

Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
CrossCountry
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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Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Stansted Airport London to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
nationalexpress.com

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