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

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Train  •  1 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to Stratford (London)
  2. Take the train from West Ham to Chafford Hundred

$20 - $31

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Rideshare  •  58 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Chelmsford to Chafford Hundred 23.8 miles

$6

3 alternative options

Bus  •  2 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Chelmsford, Queen Street (Red Lion PH) to Lakeside, Bus Station (Lakeside) 100

$11

Taxi  •  24 min

  1. Take a taxi from Chelmsford to Thurrock 23.3 miles

$100 - $130

Drive  •  24 min

  1. Drive from Chelmsford to Thurrock 23.3 miles

$5 - $8

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The cheapest way to get from Chelmsford to Thurrock is to rideshare which costs £4 and takes 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chelmsford to Thurrock is to taxi which costs £80 - £95 and takes 24 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Chelmsford, Queen Street (Red Lion PH) and arriving at Lakeside, Bus Station (Lakeside) station. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 51 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Chelmsford to Thurrock. However, there are services departing from Chelmsford and arriving at Chafford Hundred via Stratford DLR Station and West Ham. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 17 min.

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The distance between Chelmsford and Thurrock is 19 miles. The road distance is 23.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Chelmsford to Thurrock without a car is to train which takes 1 h 17 min and costs £15 - £24.

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It takes approximately 1 h 17 min to get from Chelmsford to Thurrock, including transfers.

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Chelmsford to Thurrock bus services, operated by First in Essex, depart from Chelmsford, Queen Street (Red Lion PH) station.

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

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The best way to get from Chelmsford to Thurrock is to train which takes 1 h 17 min and costs £15 - £24. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £8 and takes 2 h 1 min.

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Chelmsford to Thurrock bus services, operated by First in Essex, arrive at Lakeside, Bus Station (Lakeside).

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Chelmsford to Thurrock train services, operated by c2c, arrive at Chafford Hundred station.

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Map of how to get from Chelmsford to Thurrock.
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  • Distance: 19.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 17 min

What companies run services between Chelmsford, England and 339 Lakeside Centre, Thurrock RM20 2ZH, United Kingdom?

You can take a train from Chelmsford to Thurrock via Stratford (London), Stratford DLR Station, West Ham DLR Station, West Ham, and Chafford Hundred in around 1 h 17 min. Alternatively, First in Essex operates a bus from Chelmsford to Thurrock every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $11 and the journey takes 1 h 51 min.

Train operators
c2c
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Train from West Ham to Chafford Hundred
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Bus operators
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Chelmsford, Queen Street (Red Lion PH) to Lakeside, Bus Station (Lakeside)
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Website
firstgroup.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Chelmsford to Chafford Hundred
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Chelmsford to Thurrock
Ave. Duration
24 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130
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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