There are 4 ways to get from Chelmsford to Clacton-on-Sea by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  52 min

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to Clacton-on-Sea

$18 - $26

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Bus  •  2 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Cathedral to Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street (Colch Bus Stn) 71 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Town Railway Station to Clacton, Pier Avenue (Clacton Pier Ave) 97A / ...

$17

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  43 min

  1. Take a taxi from Chelmsford to Clacton-on-Sea 40.7 miles

$180 - $220

Drive  •  43 min

  1. Drive from Chelmsford to Clacton-on-Sea 40.7 miles

$8 - $13

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chelmsford to Clacton-on-Sea is to drive which costs £6 - £10 and takes 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chelmsford to Clacton-on-Sea is to taxi which costs £130 - £170 and takes 43 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chelmsford to Clacton-on-Sea. However, there are services departing from Chelmsford City Centre, Cathedral and arriving at Clacton, Pier Avenue (Clacton Pier Ave) via Town Railway Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 23 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chelmsford and arriving at Clacton-on-Sea. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 52 min.

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The distance between Chelmsford and Clacton-on-Sea is 30 miles. The road distance is 40.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Chelmsford to Clacton-on-Sea without a car is to train which takes 52 min and costs £14 - £20.

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The train from Chelmsford to Clacton-on-Sea takes 52 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Chelmsford to Clacton-on-Sea bus services, operated by First in Essex, depart from Chelmsford City Centre, Cathedral station.

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Map of how to get from Chelmsford to Clacton-on-Sea.
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  • Distance: 29.8 miles
  • Duration: 52 min

What companies run services between Chelmsford, England and Clacton-on-Sea, England?

Greater Anglia operates a train from Chelmsford to Clacton-on-Sea hourly. Tickets cost $18 - $26 and the journey takes 52 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chelmsford to Clacton-on-Sea via Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street (Colch Bus Stn) and Town Railway Station in around 2 h 23 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Cathedral to Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street (Colch Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Town Railway Station to Clacton, Pier Avenue (Clacton Pier Ave)
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Website
firstgroup.com
Other operators
Taxi from Chelmsford to Clacton-on-Sea
Ave. Duration
43 min
Estimated price
$180 - $220
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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