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

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Train, bus  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to Marks Tey
  2. Take the train from Marks Tey to Sudbury (Suffolk)
  3. Take the bus from Sudbury, Bus Station to Clare, Hill Terrace 236 / ...

$20 - $25

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Line 71 bus, line 754 bus  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Take the line 71 bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Cathedral to Colchester Town Centre, Head Street (Colch Head St) 71 / ...
  2. Take the line 754 bus from Colchester Town Centre, Head Street (Colch Head St) to Sudbury, Bus Station 754

$22

Bus, line 6 bus, line 60 bus  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) to Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) X30 / ...
  2. Take the line 6 bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Saffron Walden, Hospital 6
  3. Take the line 60 bus from Saffron Walden, Elizabeth Way to Haverhill, Bus Station 60 / ...

$25

Taxi  •  42 min

  1. Take a taxi from Chelmsford to Clare 30.3 miles

$130 - $170

Drive  •  42 min

  1. Drive from Chelmsford to Clare 30.3 miles

$6 - $10

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Chelmsford to Clare. However, there are services departing from Chelmsford City Centre, Cathedral and arriving at Clare, Memorial via Colchester Town Centre, Head Street (Colch Head St) and Sudbury, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 10 min.

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The distance between Chelmsford and Clare is 24 miles. The road distance is 30.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Chelmsford to Clare without a car is to train and bus which takes 2 h 50 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 50 min to get from Chelmsford to Clare, including transfers.

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Chelmsford to Clare bus services, operated by First in Essex, depart from Chelmsford City Centre, Cathedral station.

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Chelmsford to Clare bus services, operated by Chambers, arrive at Sudbury, Bus Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chelmsford to Clare is 30 miles. It takes approximately 42 min to drive from Chelmsford to Clare.

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There are 199+ hotels available in Clare. Prices start at $72 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Chelmsford to Clare.
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  • Distance: 24.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 50 min

What companies run services between Chelmsford, England and Clare, England?

You can take a bus from Chelmsford to Clare via Colchester Town Centre, Head Street (Colch Head St) and Sudbury, Bus Station in around 4 h 10 min.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Chelmsford to Marks Tey
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Marks Tey to Sudbury (Suffolk)
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
Beestons
Website
beestons.co.uk
Bus from Sudbury, Bus Station to Clare, Hill Terrace
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
beestons.co.uk
Chambers
Phone
+44 1206 769778
Email
info@chamberscoaches.co.uk
Website
chambersbus.co.uk
Bus from Sudbury, Bus Station to Clare, Hill Terrace
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6
Website
chambersbus.co.uk
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Head Street (Colch Head St) to Sudbury, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Website
chambersbus.co.uk
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Cathedral to Colchester Town Centre, Head Street (Colch Head St)
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) to Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt)
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Website
firstgroup.com
Stephensons of Essex
Phone
01376 503050
Email
customerservices@stephensonsofessex.com
Website
stephensonsofessex.com
Bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Saffron Walden, Hospital
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stephensonsofessex.com
Bus from Saffron Walden, Elizabeth Way to Haverhill, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
stephensonsofessex.com
Other operators
Taxi from Chelmsford to Clare
Ave. Duration
42 min
Estimated price
$130 - $170
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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