There are 6 ways to get from Chelmsford to Hornchurch by train, bus, subway, 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, line 256 bus  •  43 min

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to Shenfield
  2. Take the line 256 bus from Harold Wood to Hornchurch, Devonshire Road (RM12) 256

$11 - $16

Cheapest option

Line 351 bus, line 256 bus  •  1 h 14 min

  1. Take the line 351 bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Cathedral to Brentwood Railway Station 351
  2. Take the line 256 bus from Harold Wood to Hornchurch, Devonshire Road (RM12) 256

$10 - $12

4 alternative options

Train, Tube  •  58 min

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to Stratford (London)
  2. Take the Tube from West Ham Underground Station to Hornchurch Underground Station District / ...

$17 - $26

Line 351 bus, line 498 bus, line 193 bus  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Take the line 351 bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Cathedral to Brentwood, High Street (Argos) 351
  2. Take the line 498 bus from Brentwood, High Street (Halifax) to Romford, Mercury Gardens 498
  3. Take the line 193 bus from Romford, Mercury Gardens to Hornchurch, Devonshire Road (RM12) 193

$12

Taxi  •  23 min

  1. Take a taxi from Chelmsford to Hornchurch 18.9 miles

$85 - $110

Drive  •  23 min

  1. Drive from Chelmsford to Hornchurch 18.9 miles

$4 - $6

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Chelmsford to Hornchurch. However, there are services departing from Chelmsford City Centre, Cathedral and arriving at Hornchurch, Devonshire Road (RM12) via Brentwood, High Street (Halifax) and Romford, Mercury Gardens. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 40 min.

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The distance between Chelmsford and Hornchurch is 17 miles. The road distance is 18.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Chelmsford to Hornchurch without a car is to train and line 256 bus which takes 43 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 43 min to get from Chelmsford to Hornchurch, including transfers.

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

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Chelmsford to Hornchurch bus services, operated by London Buses, arrive at Hornchurch, Devonshire Road (RM12) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chelmsford to Hornchurch is 19 miles. It takes approximately 23 min to drive from Chelmsford to Hornchurch.

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There are 3886+ hotels available in Hornchurch. Prices start at $76 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Chelmsford to Hornchurch.
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  • Distance: 16.5 miles
  • Duration: 43 min

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

You can take a bus from Chelmsford to Hornchurch via Brentwood Railway Station, Brentwood, and Harold Wood in around 1 h 14 min.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Chelmsford to Shenfield
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Chelmsford to Stratford (London)
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
London Underground (Tube)
Rome2rio's guide to London Underground (Tube)
Contact Details
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from West Ham Underground Station to Hornchurch Underground Station
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Bus operators
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Harold Wood to Hornchurch, Devonshire Road (RM12)
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Romford, Mercury Gardens to Hornchurch, Devonshire Road (RM12)
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Cathedral to Brentwood Railway Station
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Cathedral to Brentwood, High Street (Argos)
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Website
firstgroup.com
Stagecoach London
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Brentwood, High Street (Halifax) to Romford, Mercury Gardens
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Chelmsford to Hornchurch
Ave. Duration
23 min
Estimated price
$85 - $110
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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