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There are 3 ways to get from Chelmsford to Dorset by train, bus or car

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Train  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to Stratford (London)
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Dorchester South

$55 - $87

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Bus  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Chelmsford to London Victoria Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Dorchester National Express / ...

$21 - $28

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Drive  •  2 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Chelmsford to Dorset 173.3 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Chelmsford to Dorset is to bus which costs £16 - £22 and takes 7 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chelmsford to Dorset is to drive which costs £28 - £45 and takes 2 h 54 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chelmsford to Dorset. However, there are services departing from Chelmsford and arriving at Puddletown, Dorchester Road Traffic Lights via London Victoria Coach Station and Dorchester, South Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 15 min.

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The distance between Chelmsford and Dorset is 140 miles. The road distance is 173.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Chelmsford to Dorset without a car is to train which takes 5 h 12 min and costs £40 - £70.

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It takes approximately 5 h 12 min to get from Chelmsford to Dorset, including transfers.

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Chelmsford to Dorset bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Chelmsford station.

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The best way to get from Chelmsford to Dorset is to train which takes 5 h 12 min and costs £40 - £70. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £16 - £22 and takes 7 h 15 min.

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Chelmsford to Dorset bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Dorchester station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chelmsford to Dorset is 173 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 54 min to drive from Chelmsford to Dorset.

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  • Distance: 139.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 12 min

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

You can take a train from Chelmsford to Dorset via Stratford (London), Stratford station, Waterloo station, London Waterloo, Dorchester South, and Dorchester, South Station in around 5 h 12 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chelmsford to Dorset via London Victoria Coach Station, Dorchester, and Dorchester, South Station in around 7 h 15 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

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+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Chelmsford to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Dorchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $18
Website
nationalexpress.com

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There are 483+ hotels available in Dorset. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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