There are 4 ways to get from Chelmsford to Downham Market by bus, train 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

Bus, train  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) to Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) X30 / ...
  2. Take the train from Stansted Airport to Cambridge
  3. Take the train from Cambridge to Downham Market

$32 - $78

Cheapest option

Bus, line 9 bus, train  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) to Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) X30 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) to Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) 727
  3. Take the line 9 bus from Drummer St Bus Station to Ely, Tesco (Superstore) 9 / ...
  4. Take the train from Ely to Downham Market

$30 - $41

2 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Downham Market

$46 - $73

Drive  •  1 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Chelmsford to Downham Market 81.9 miles

$17 - $26

Questions & Answers

The distance between Chelmsford and Downham Market is 60 miles. The road distance is 81.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Chelmsford to Downham Market without a car is to bus and train which takes 2 h 35 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 35 min to get from Chelmsford to Downham Market, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chelmsford to Downham Market is 82 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 31 min to drive from Chelmsford to Downham Market.

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There are 189+ hotels available in Downham Market. Prices start at $76 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Chelmsford to Downham Market.
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  • Distance: 60.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 35 min

What companies run services between Chelmsford, England and Downham Market, England?

You can take a train from Chelmsford to Downham Market via London Liverpool Street, Liverpool Street Underground Station, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, and London Kings Cross in around 2 h 48 min.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Stansted Airport to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Cambridge to Downham Market
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Chelmsford to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Ely to Downham Market
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to Downham Market
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Train from London Kings Cross to Downham Market
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Train from Ely to Downham Market
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Bus operators
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) to Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt)
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Website
firstgroup.com
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) to Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece)
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach in Cambridge
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Drummer St Bus Station to Ely, Tesco (Superstore)
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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