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 23 min

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

$81 - $133

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Bus  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Digbeth, Birmingham Coach Station 777 / ...

$28 - $52

2 alternative options

Train CrossCountry  •  4 h 35 min

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

$75 - $117

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

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It takes approximately 2 h 23 min to get from Chelmsford to Birmingham, including transfers.

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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 (Chelm Bus Stn) and arriving at Digbeth, Birmingham Coach Station via Stansted Airport, Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 44 min.

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The nearest airport to Birmingham is Birmingham (BHX) Airport which is 7.3 miles away. Other nearby airports include East Midlands (EMA) (33.9 miles), Manchester (MAN) (63.3 miles), London Luton (LTN) (77.3 miles) and London Heathrow (LHR) (93.7 miles).

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

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Map of how to get from Chelmsford to Birmingham.
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  • Distance: 113.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 23 min

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 23 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Chelmsford to Birmingham every 3 hours. Tickets cost $23 - $45 and the journey takes 4 h 10 min.

Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
CrossCountry
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Digbeth, Birmingham Coach Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
nationalexpress.com

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