There are 6 ways to get from Chelmsford to Harwich by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  1 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to Harwich Town

$18 - $27

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Bus  •  2 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Cathedral to Colchester Town Centre, High Street (Colch High St) 71 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Colchester Town Centre, Angel Court (Colch High St) to Harwich, Mayflower Avenue 102 / ...

$18

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Train via Manningtree  •  1 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to Manningtree
  2. Take the train from Manningtree to Harwich Town

$18 - $27

Bus via Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn)  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) to Colchester Town Centre, Head Street (Colch Head St) 70 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Colchester Town Centre, Head Street (Colch Head St) to Harwich, Mayflower Avenue 102 / ...

$19

Taxi  •  46 min

  1. Take a taxi from Chelmsford to Harwich 43.6 miles

$190 - $230

Drive  •  46 min

  1. Drive from Chelmsford to Harwich 43.6 miles

$9 - $14

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No, there is no direct bus from Chelmsford to Harwich. However, there are services departing from Chelmsford City Centre, Cathedral and arriving at Harwich, Mayflower Avenue via Colchester Town Centre, Angel Court (Colch High St). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 42 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chelmsford and arriving at Harwich Town. Services depart five times a week. The journey takes approximately 1 h 5 min.

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The distance between Chelmsford and Harwich is 38 miles. The road distance is 43.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Chelmsford to Harwich without a car is to train which takes 1 h 5 min and costs .

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The train from Chelmsford to Harwich Town takes 1 h 5 min including transfers and departs five times a week.

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

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

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The best way to get from Chelmsford to Harwich is to train which takes 1 h 5 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 h 42 min.

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Chelmsford to Harwich bus services, operated by First in Essex, arrive at Harwich, Mayflower Avenue station.

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Chelmsford to Harwich train services, operated by Greater Anglia, arrive at Harwich Town station.

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Map of how to get from Chelmsford to Harwich.
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  • Distance: 37.8 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 5 min

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

Greater Anglia operates a train from Chelmsford to Harwich 5 times a week. Tickets cost $18 - $27 and the journey takes 1 h 5 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chelmsford to Harwich via Colchester Town Centre, High Street (Colch High St) and Colchester Town Centre, Angel Court (Colch High St) in around 2 h 42 min.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Chelmsford to Harwich Town
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Chelmsford to Manningtree
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Manningtree to Harwich Town
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Cathedral to Colchester Town Centre, High Street (Colch High St)
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Angel Court (Colch High St) to Harwich, Mayflower Avenue
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) to Colchester Town Centre, Head Street (Colch Head St)
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Head Street (Colch Head St) to Harwich, Mayflower Avenue
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Website
firstgroup.com
Panther Travel
Phone
+44 7918 649427
Email
info@bigblackpanther.com
Website
bustimes.org.uk
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, The George to Harwich, Mayflower Avenue
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
bustimes.org.uk
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Head Street (Colch Head St) to Harwich, Mayflower Avenue
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
bustimes.org.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Chelmsford to Harwich
Ave. Duration
46 min
Estimated price
$190 - $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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Yes, the driving distance between Chelmsford to Harwich is 44 miles. It takes approximately 46 min to drive from Chelmsford to Harwich.

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