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

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Train  •  1 h 20 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

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Train, line 96 bus  •  1 h 49 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 line 96 bus from Woolwich Arsenal Station to Dartford, Pizza Hut 96

Bus  •  2 h 25 min

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

Bus via Greenhithe, station  •  2 h 55 min

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

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

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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 via Grays, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 25 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 20 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 20 min and costs £16 - £26.

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It takes approximately 1 h 20 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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Chelmsford to Dartford train services, operated by Greater Anglia, depart from Chelmsford station.

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The best way to get from Chelmsford to Dartford is to train which takes 1 h 20 min and costs £16 - £26. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 h 25 min.

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  • Distance: 22.9 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 20 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, and Woolwich Arsenal in around 1 h 20 min. Alternatively, First in Essex operates a bus from Chelmsford to Dartford every 30 minutes, and the journey takes 1 h 44 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 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
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
$11 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$7 - $11
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
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Woolwich Arsenal Station to Dartford, Pizza Hut
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Website
Stagecoach London
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Cathedral to Grays, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Cathedral to Lakeside, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
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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Chelmsford to Dartford bus services, operated by First in Essex, arrive at Grays, Bus Station.

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Chelmsford to Dartford train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Dartford station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chelmsford to Dartford is 28 miles. It takes approximately 31 min to drive from Chelmsford to Dartford.

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