There are 5 ways to get from Chelmsford to Harwich 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.

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Train  •  1 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to Harwich Town

$18 - $27

Cheapest option

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 / ...

$11 - $17

3 alternative options

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

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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The cheapest way to get from Chelmsford to Harwich is to drive which costs £7 - £11 and takes 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chelmsford to Harwich is to taxi which costs £140 - £180 and takes 46 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 train from Chelmsford to Harwich Town takes 1 h 5 min including transfers and departs five times a week.

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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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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
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Cathedral to Colchester Town Centre, High Street (Colch High St)
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
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
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Panther Travel
Phone
+44 7918 649427
Email
info@bigblackpanther.com
Website
bustimes.org.uk
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Angel Court (Colch High St) to Harwich, Mayflower Avenue
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
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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