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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

3 alternative options

Bus  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station to Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street 70 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street to Clacton, Pier Avenue 97A / ...

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

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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 station to Clacton-on-Sea. However, there are services departing from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station and arriving at Clacton, Pier Avenue via Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 48 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chelmsford and arriving at Clacton-on-Sea. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. 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, arrive at Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station.

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Chelmsford to Clacton-on-Sea train services, operated by Greater Anglia, depart from Chelmsford station.

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The best way to get from Chelmsford to Clacton-on-Sea is to train which takes 52 min and costs £14 - £20. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 h 48 min.

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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 and Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street in around 2 h 48 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station to Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street to Clacton, Pier Avenue
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
firstgroup.com
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 Chelmsford to Colchester
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
National Express
Hedingham Omnibuses
Phone
+44 1206 769778
Email
services@hedingham.co.uk
Website
hedingham.co.uk
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street to Clacton, Pier Avenue
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
hedingham.co.uk
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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Chelmsford to Clacton-on-Sea bus services, operated by First in Essex, arrive at Clacton, Pier Avenue station.

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Chelmsford to Clacton-on-Sea train services, operated by Greater Anglia, arrive at Clacton-on-Sea station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chelmsford to Clacton-on-Sea is 41 miles. It takes approximately 43 min to drive from Chelmsford to Clacton-on-Sea.

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