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

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Train via London  •  2h 22m

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

£45 - £172

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Bus  •  5h 49m

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

£17 - £21

3 alternative options

Train, line 205 bus  •  3h 31m

  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

£65 - £96

Train  •  4h 33m

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

£85 - £221

Drive  •  2h 20m

  1. Drive from Chelmsford to Birmingham 142.2 miles

£24 - £40

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The cheapest way to get from Chelmsford to Birmingham is to bus which costs £17 - £21 and takes 5h 49m.

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The quickest way to get from Chelmsford to Birmingham is to drive which costs £24 - £40 and takes 2h 20m.

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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 Digbeth, Birmingham Coach Station via Stansted Airport, Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 49m.

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No, there is no direct train from Chelmsford to Birmingham. However, there are services departing from Chelmsford and arriving at Birmingham New Street via Moorgate station and London Euston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 22m.

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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 via London which takes 2h 22m and costs £45 - £180.

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It takes approximately 2h 22m 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, Coach Station.

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

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The best way to get from Chelmsford to Birmingham is to train via London which takes 2h 22m and costs £45 - £180. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £17 - £21 and takes 5h 49m.

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Map of how to get from Chelmsford to Birmingham.
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  • Distance: 113.6 miles
  • Duration: 2h 22m

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 2h 22m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Digbeth, Birmingham Coach Station 3 times a day. Tickets cost £7 - £10 and the journey takes 4h 15m.

Train operators
London Overground
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Chelmsford to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
London Overground
London Northwestern Railway
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonmidland.com
Train from London Euston to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£30 - £50
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single
£20 - £28
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £50
Bus operators
London Buses

London’s bus network covers Greater London with a 24-hour service, allowing you to take in the famous monuments and streetscapes from an iconic red double-decker bus. All London buses are all cashless, so you will need an Oyster card, Travel card or use contactless payment. You can also purchase a one-day bus-only pass from Tube stations. On the bus, you only need to touch on with your Oyster card (not off).

Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Liverpool Street Station to Marylebone Station
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
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 Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Digbeth, Birmingham Coach Station
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£7 - £10
Website
National Express

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

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Chelmsford to Birmingham train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, arrive at Birmingham New Street station.

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

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