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

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Train, bus  •  2h 51m

  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, Memorial 236 / ...

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Taxi  •  42m

  1. Take a taxi from Chelmsford to Clare 30.3 miles

$85 - $110

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Line 70 bus, bus  •  3h 50m

  1. Take the line 70 bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station to Marks Tey, station 70 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Sudbury, Bus Station to Clare, Memorial 236 / ...

Line 71 bus, line 754 bus  •  4h 25m

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

Drive  •  42m

  1. Drive from Chelmsford to Clare 30.3 miles

$6 - $10

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The cheapest way to get from Chelmsford to Clare is to drive which costs £5 - £8 and takes 42m.

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The quickest way to get from Chelmsford to Clare is to taxi which costs £65 - £80 and takes 42m.

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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 and Sudbury, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 25m.

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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 2h 51m and costs .

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It takes approximately 2h 51m 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 42m to drive from Chelmsford to Clare.

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There are 197+ hotels available in Clare. Prices start at $67 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: 2h 51m

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

You can take a bus from Chelmsford to Clare via Marks Tey, station, Marks Tey, Sudbury (Suffolk), and Sudbury, Bus Station in around 3h 50m.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Chelmsford to Marks Tey
Ave. Duration
22m
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
20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
Beestons
Phone
01473 823243
Website
beestons.co.uk
Bus from Sudbury, Bus Station to Clare, Memorial
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
4 times a day
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, Memorial
Ave. Duration
36m
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
chambersbus.co.uk
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Head Street to Sudbury, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
51m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
chambersbus.co.uk
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station to Marks Tey, station
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Cathedral to Colchester Town Centre, Head Street
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
firstgroup.com
Other operators
Taxi from Chelmsford to Clare
Ave. Duration
42m
Estimated price
$85 - $110
Fareway Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1245 355555
Website
farewaytaxisltd.com
Chelmsford Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1246 600 155
Website
chelmsfordtaxisltd.co.uk
A1 Taxi
Phone
+44 1245 838383
Website
a1carschelmsford.com

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