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

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn) to Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street (Colch Bus Stn) 71 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Town Railway Station to Clacton, Jackson Road (Clac Jackson Rd) 76A / ...

$11 - $16

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 takes 43 min and costs £130 - £170.

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The distance between Chelmsford and Clacton-on-Sea is 48 km. The road distance is 65 km.

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

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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, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn) and arriving at Clacton, Jackson Road (Clac Jackson Rd) via Town Railway Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 24 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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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 24 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn) to Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street (Colch Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Town Railway Station to Clacton, Jackson Road (Clac Jackson Rd)
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Hedingham Omnibuses
Phone
+44 1206 769778
Email
services@hedingham.co.uk
Website
hedingham.co.uk
Bus from Town Railway Station to Clacton, Jackson Road (Clac Jackson Rd)
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8
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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