There are 5 ways to get from Chelmsford to Gillingham 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 26 min

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to Stratford (London)
  2. Take the train from Stratford International to Gillingham (Kent)

$34 - $46

Cheapest option

Bus via Waterfront Bus Station  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Cathedral to Lakeside, Bus Station (Lakeside) 100
  2. Take the bus from Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre) to Waterfront Bus Station 700|Sapphire

$14 - $17

3 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h 25 min

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

$16 - $26

Taxi  •  48 min

  1. Take a taxi from Chelmsford to Gillingham 42.3 miles

$200 - $240

Drive  •  48 min

  1. Drive from Chelmsford to Gillingham 42.3 miles

$9 - $14

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

You can take a train from Chelmsford to Gillingham via Stratford (London), Stratford City Bus Station, Stratford New Town, Stratford International, and Stratford International in around 1 h 26 min. Alternatively, Arriva UK operates a bus from Chelmsford to Gillingham every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $6 - $9 and the journey takes 1 h 57 min.

Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Stratford International to Gillingham (Kent)
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$20 - $29
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $25
Bus operators
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Cathedral to Lakeside, Bus Station (Lakeside)
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Arriva Kent & Surrey
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre) to Waterfront Bus Station
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Chelmsford to Gillingham
Ave. Duration
48 min
Estimated price
$200 - $240
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

How far is it from Chelmsford to Gillingham?

The distance between Chelmsford and Gillingham is 39 km. The road distance is 68 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Chelmsford to Gillingham?

The cheapest way to get from Chelmsford to Gillingham is to drive which costs £6 - £10 and takes 48 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Chelmsford to Gillingham?

The quickest way to get from Chelmsford to Gillingham is to taxi which takes 48 min and costs £140 - £170.

Is there a direct bus between Chelmsford and Gillingham?

No, there is no direct bus from Chelmsford to Gillingham. However, there are services departing from Chelmsford City Centre, Cathedral and arriving at Waterfront Bus Station via Lakeside, Bus Station (Lakeside) and Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 46 min.

How long does it take to get from Chelmsford to Gillingham?

It takes approximately 1 h 26 min to get from Chelmsford to Gillingham, including transfers.