There are 6 ways to get from Chelmsford to Canvey Island by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus  •  55 min

  1. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) to Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station (Basil'n Bus Stn) X10

$10 - $14

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Bus, line 22 bus  •  1 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) to Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station (Basil'n Bus Stn) X10
  2. Take the line 22 bus from Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station (Basil'n Bus Stn) to South Benfleet, Kents Hill Road (Total Petrol Station) 22

$6 - $8

4 alternative options

Train  •  1 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to Stratford (London)
  2. Take the train from West Ham to Benfleet

$22 - $33

Line 3 bus  •  1 h 18 min

  1. Take the line 3 bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Cathedral to Hadleigh, Church (Hadleigh Church) 3

$11 - $14

Taxi  •  17 min

  1. Take a taxi from Chelmsford to South Benfleet 15.4 miles

$65 - $85

Drive  •  17 min

  1. Drive from Chelmsford to South Benfleet 15.4 miles

$3 - $5

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chelmsford to Canvey Island is to drive which costs £2 - £4 and takes 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chelmsford to Canvey Island is to taxi which costs £50 - £65 and takes 17 min.

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The distance between Chelmsford and Canvey Island is 16 miles. The road distance is 15.4 miles.

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It takes approximately 55 min to get from Chelmsford to Canvey Island, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chelmsford station to Canvey Island station. However, there are services departing from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) and arriving at South Benfleet, Kents Hill Road (Total Petrol Station) via Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station (Basil'n Bus Stn). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 14 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Chelmsford to Canvey Island. However, there are services departing from Chelmsford and arriving at Benfleet via Stratford DLR Station and West Ham. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 16 min.

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Chelmsford to Canvey Island train services, operated by Greater Anglia, arrive at London Liverpool Street station.

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Map of how to get from Chelmsford to Canvey Island.
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  • Distance: 15.6 miles
  • Duration: 55 min

What companies run services between Chelmsford, England and Canvey Island, England?

Arriva UK operates a bus from Chelmsford to South Benfleet every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $5 - $8 and the journey takes 40 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Chelmsford to South Benfleet via Stratford (London), Stratford DLR Station, West Ham DLR Station, and West Ham in around 1 h 16 min.

Train operators
c2c
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Train from West Ham to Benfleet
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Bus operators
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) to Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station (Basil'n Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station (Basil'n Bus Stn) to South Benfleet, Kents Hill Road (Total Petrol Station)
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Arrow Taxi
Phone
+44 1903 212121
Email
enquiries@arrowtaxigroup.co.uk
Website
arrowtaxigroup.co.uk
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Cathedral to Hadleigh, Church (Hadleigh Church)
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
arrowtaxigroup.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Chelmsford to South Benfleet
Ave. Duration
17 min
Estimated price
$65 - $85
A1 Taxi
Phone
+44 1245 838383
Website
a1carschelmsford.com
Fareway Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1245 355555
Website
farewaytaxisltd.com
Chelmsford Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1246 600 155
Website
chelmsfordtaxisltd.co.uk

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