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There are 9 ways to get from Chelmsford to Lancaster by train, car, plane or bus

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Lancaster

$146 - $233

Cheapest option

Bus, train to Cambridge, fly to Manchester, train  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station to Stansted Airport, Coach Station
  2. Take the train from Stansted Airport to Cambridge
  3. Fly from Cambridge (CBG) to Manchester (MAN) CBG - MAN
  4. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Lancaster

$78 - $310

7 alternative options

Train CrossCountry  •  8 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Manchester Piccadilly
  3. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Lancaster

$137 - $215

Drive  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Chelmsford to Lancaster 266.2 miles

$55 - $85

Fly Southend to Manchester, train  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Manchester (MAN) SEN - MAN
  2. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Lancaster

$100 - $367

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Manchester, train  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to Stratford (London)
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Lancaster

$127 - $347

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Leeds Bradford, train  •  6 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to Stratford (London)
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) LHR - LBA
  3. Take the train from Leeds to Lancaster

$119 - $277

Train, train to Southampton, fly to Manchester  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to Stratford (London)
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Southampton Airport Parkway
  3. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Manchester (MAN) SOU - MAN
  4. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Lancaster

$101 - $237

Train to Norwich, fly to Manchester, train  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to Norwich
  2. Fly from Norwich (NWI) to Manchester (MAN) NWI - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Lancaster

$137 - $283

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chelmsford to Lancaster is to drive which costs £40 - £65 and takes 4 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chelmsford to Lancaster is to train which costs £110 - £180 and takes 3 h 55 min.

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The distance between Chelmsford and Lancaster is 211 miles. The road distance is 266.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Chelmsford to Lancaster without a car is to train which takes 3 h 55 min and costs £110 - £180.

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It takes approximately 3 h 55 min to get from Chelmsford to Lancaster, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Southend Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chelmsford to Lancaster is 266 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 22 min to drive from Chelmsford to Lancaster.

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Flybe offers flights from Southend Airport to Manchester Airport.

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There are 524+ hotels available in Lancaster. Prices start at $84 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Chelmsford to Lancaster.
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  • Distance: 211.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 55 min

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

You can take a train from Chelmsford to Lancaster via London Liverpool Street, Liverpool Street station, Euston Square station, and London Euston in around 3 h 55 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from London Heathrow to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Flights from Norwich to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Flights from Cambridge to Manchester
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southend to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Norwich to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Chelmsford to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Chelmsford to Stratford (London)
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Chelmsford to Norwich
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Stansted Airport to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Virgin West Coast Trains
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Stansted Airport to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Single
$70 - $110
Off-Peak Single
$70 - $110
Train from Birmingham New Street to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
Train from Stansted Airport to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$15 - $23
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $16
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $30
Train from Manchester Airport to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$12 - $18
Off-Peak Day Single
$20 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $35
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Bus operators
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station to Stansted Airport, Coach Station
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
firstgroup.com

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