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

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Train  •  39 min

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to Stratford (London)
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Ilford

$14 - $21

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Night train  •  25 min

  1. Take the night train from Chelmsford to Seven Kings

$10 - $15

4 alternative options

Train via Shenfield  •  43 min

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to Shenfield
  2. Take the train from Shenfield to Ilford

$11 - $17

Line 351 bus, train  •  1 h 15 min

  1. Take the line 351 bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) to Brentwood Railway Station 351
  2. Take the train from Brentwood to Ilford

$11 - $14

Taxi  •  31 min

  1. Take a taxi from Chelmsford to Ilford 24.1 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  31 min

  1. Drive from Chelmsford to Ilford 24.1 miles

$5 - $8

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Chelmsford and arriving at Seven Kings. The journey takes approximately 25 min.

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The distance between Chelmsford and Ilford is 21 miles. The road distance is 24.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Chelmsford to Ilford without a car is to train which takes 39 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 39 min to get from Chelmsford to Ilford, including transfers.

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

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Chelmsford to Ilford train services, operated by TfL Rail, arrive at Ilford station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chelmsford to Ilford is 24 miles. It takes approximately 31 min to drive from Chelmsford to Ilford.

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Map of how to get from Chelmsford to Ilford.
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  • Distance: 21.1 miles
  • Duration: 39 min

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

You can take a train from Chelmsford to Ilford via Stratford (London) in around 39 min.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.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
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
Night train from Chelmsford to Seven Kings
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
TfL Rail
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Stratford (London) to Ilford
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Shenfield to Ilford
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Brentwood to Ilford
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Bus operators
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) to Brentwood Railway Station
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Website
firstgroup.com
Other operators
Taxi from Chelmsford to Ilford
Ave. Duration
31 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140
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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