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

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Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 32 min

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

$28 - $40

Cheapest option

Bus via Waterfront Bus Station  •  3 h 38 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

$13 - $15

3 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h 36 min

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

$15 - $21

Taxi  •  48 min

  1. Take a taxi from Chelmsford to Gillingham 42.3 miles

$180 - $220

Drive  •  48 min

  1. Drive from Chelmsford to Gillingham 42.3 miles

$9 - $14

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chelmsford to Gillingham is to drive which costs £7 - £11 and takes 48 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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The distance between Chelmsford and Gillingham is 24 miles. The road distance is 42.3 miles.

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It takes approximately 1 h 32 min to get from Chelmsford to Gillingham, including transfers.

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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 Waterfront Bus Station via Lakeside, Bus Station (Lakeside) and Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 38 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 International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 32 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 32 min

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

You can take a train from Chelmsford to Gillingham via Stratford (London) and Stratford International in around 1 h 32 min. Alternatively, Arriva UK operates a bus from Chelmsford to Gillingham every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $5 - $8 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
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $23
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 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
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 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Chelmsford to Gillingham
Ave. Duration
48 min
Estimated price
$180 - $220
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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