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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to Stratford (London)
  2. Take the train from Stratford DLR Station to Woolwich Arsenal DLR Station Dlr
  3. Take the train from Woolwich Arsenal to Dartford

$22 - $34

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Cathedral to Grays, Bus Station (Grays Bus Stn) 100

$7 - $9

3 alternative options

Train, line 96 bus  •  1 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to Stratford (London)
  2. Take the line 96 bus from Woolwich Arsenal to Dartford, Pizza Hut (Prospect Place Retail Park) 96

$21 - $27

Taxi  •  31 min

  1. Take a taxi from Chelmsford to Dartford 28.3 miles

$120 - $160

Drive  •  31 min

  1. Drive from Chelmsford to Dartford 28.3 miles

$6 - $9

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

You can take a train from Chelmsford to Dartford via Stratford (London), Stratford DLR Station, Woolwich Arsenal DLR Station, and Woolwich Arsenal in around 1 h 18 min. Alternatively, Arriva UK operates a bus from Chelmsford to Dartford every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $6 - $9 and the journey takes 1 h 47 min.

Train operators
Dockland Light Railway (DLR)
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Stratford DLR Station to Woolwich Arsenal DLR Station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Southeastern
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Woolwich Arsenal to Dartford
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Bus operators
Stagecoach London
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Woolwich Arsenal to Dartford, Pizza Hut (Prospect Place Retail Park)
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Cathedral to Grays, Bus Station (Grays Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Chelmsford to Dartford
Ave. Duration
31 min
Estimated price
$120 - $160
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Chelmsford and Dartford is 37 km. The road distance is 45 km.

The cheapest way to get from Chelmsford to Dartford is to drive which costs £4 - £7 and takes 31 min.

The quickest way to get from Chelmsford to Dartford is to taxi which takes 31 min and costs £95 - £120.

No, there is no direct train from Chelmsford to Dartford. However, there are services departing from Chelmsford and arriving at Dartford via Stratford DLR Station and Woolwich Arsenal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 18 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Chelmsford to Dartford. However, there are services departing from Chelmsford City Centre, Cathedral and arriving at Purfleet, Railway Station (Rail Station) via Grays, Bus Station (Grays Bus Stn). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 11 min.

It takes approximately 1 h 18 min to get from Chelmsford to Dartford, including transfers.