There are 6 ways to get from Chelmsford to Dartford by train, bus, taxi or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 15 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

$21 - $33

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 19 min

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

$13

4 alternative options

Train, line 96 bus  •  1 h 45 min

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

$20 - $27

Bus via Greenhithe, Station Road (Railway bridge)  •  3 h 3 min

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

$21

Taxi  •  31 min

  1. Take a taxi from Chelmsford to Dartford 28.3 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  31 min

  1. Drive from Chelmsford to Dartford 28.3 miles

$6 - $9

Questions & Answers

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

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Chelmsford to Dartford station. 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 19 min.

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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 15 min.

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The distance between Chelmsford and Dartford is 23 miles. The road distance is 28.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Chelmsford to Dartford without a car is to train which takes 1 h 15 min and costs £16 - £26.

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It takes approximately 1 h 15 min to get from Chelmsford to Dartford, including transfers.

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

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Map of how to get from Chelmsford to Dartford.
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  • Distance: 22.9 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 15 min

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 15 min. Alternatively, First in Essex operates a bus from Chelmsford to Dartford every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $10 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
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Woolwich Arsenal to Dartford
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Woolwich Arsenal to Dartford
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$7 - $11
Bus operators
Stagecoach London
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Woolwich Arsenal Station to Dartford, Pizza Hut (Prospect Place Retail Park)
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Cathedral to Grays, Bus Station (Grays Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Cathedral to Lakeside, Bus Station (Lakeside)
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Website
firstgroup.com
Other operators
Taxi from Chelmsford to Dartford
Ave. Duration
31 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150
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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