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There are 5 ways to get from Chelmsford to Gillingham by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  1 h 26 min

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

$29 - $44

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Bus  •  3 h 25 min

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

$8 - $12

3 alternative options

Bus via Chatham, Fire Station  •  4 h 5 min

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

Taxi  •  48 min

  1. Take a taxi from Chelmsford to Gillingham 42.3 miles

$180 - $230

Drive  •  48 min

  1. Drive from Chelmsford to Gillingham 42.3 miles

$9 - $14

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The cheapest way to get from Chelmsford to Gillingham is to bus which costs £6 - £9 and takes 3 h 25 min.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Chelmsford to Gillingham station. However, there are services departing from Chelmsford City Centre, Cathedral and arriving at Chatham, Fire Station via Lakeside, Bus Station and Bluewater, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Chelmsford to Gillingham. However, there are services departing from Chelmsford and arriving at Gillingham (Kent) via Stratford DLR Station and Stratford International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 26 min.

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The distance between Chelmsford and Gillingham is 24 miles. The road distance is 42.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Chelmsford to Gillingham without a car is to train which takes 1 h 26 min and costs £22 - £35.

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

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

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Chelmsford to Gillingham train services, operated by Greater Anglia, depart from Chelmsford station.

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The best way to get from Chelmsford to Gillingham is to train which takes 1 h 26 min and costs £22 - £35. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £6 - £9 and takes 3 h 25 min.

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Map of how to get from Chelmsford to Gillingham.
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  • Distance: 24.3 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 26 min

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

You can take a train from Chelmsford to Gillingham via Stratford (London), Stratford DLR Station, Stratford International DLR Station, and Stratford International in around 1 h 26 min. Alternatively, First in Essex operates a bus from Chelmsford to Gillingham every 30 minutes, and the journey takes 1 h 55 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
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $24
Bus operators
First in Essex
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 Gillingham
Ave. Duration
48 min
Estimated price
$180 - $230
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 Gillingham bus services, operated by First in Essex, arrive at Lakeside, Bus Station.

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Chelmsford to Gillingham train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Gillingham (Kent) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chelmsford to Gillingham is 42 miles. It takes approximately 48 min to drive from Chelmsford to Gillingham.

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There are 355+ hotels available in Gillingham. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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