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There are 5 ways to get from Chelmsford to Lincoln by train, bus, night bus or car

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Train LNER  •  4h 1m

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Newark North Gate

$48 - $80

Cheapest option

Night bus, bus  •  5h 34m

  1. Take the night bus from Stansted Airport London to Leicester St Margarets Bus Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from Leicester St Margarets Bus Station to Lincoln National Express

$27 - $44

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  4h 56m

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to Peterborough
  2. Take the train from Peterborough to Grantham
  3. Take the bus from Grantham, Bus Station to Central Bus Station

$64 - $96

Train via Peterborough  •  5h

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to Peterborough
  2. Take the train from Peterborough to Lincoln Central

$61 - $107

Drive  •  2h 23m

  1. Drive from Chelmsford to Lincoln 139.7 miles

$30 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Chelmsford to Lincoln is to drive which costs £23 - £35 and takes 2h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Chelmsford to Lincoln is to drive which costs £23 - £35 and takes 2h 23m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chelmsford station to Lincoln. However, there are services departing from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station and arriving at Lincoln via Stansted Airport London and Leicester St Margarets Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 34m.

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The distance between Chelmsford and Lincoln is 112 miles. The road distance is 139.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Chelmsford to Lincoln without a car is to train which takes 4h 1m and costs £35 - £65.

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It takes approximately 4h 1m to get from Chelmsford to Lincoln, including transfers.

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Chelmsford to Lincoln bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Stansted Airport London station.

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Chelmsford to Lincoln bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Lincoln station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chelmsford to Lincoln is 140 miles. It takes approximately 2h 23m to drive from Chelmsford to Lincoln.

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There are 235+ hotels available in Lincoln. Prices start at $68 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Chelmsford to Lincoln.
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  • Distance: 112.1 miles
  • Duration: 4h 1m

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

You can take a train from Chelmsford to Lincoln via London Liverpool Street, Liverpool Street station, King's Cross St. Pancras station, London Kings Cross, and Newark North Gate in around 4h 1m.

Train operators
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from London Kings Cross to Newark North Gate
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$24 - $40
1st Class
$45 - $70
Train from Peterborough to Grantham
Ave. Duration
18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$12 - $19
1st Class
$22 - $35
Train from Peterborough to Lincoln Central
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$16 - $24
1st Class
$29 - $45
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Peterborough to Grantham
Ave. Duration
27m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
Train from Peterborough to Lincoln Central
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$13 - $19
Off-Peak Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Bus operators
Stagecoach in Lincolnshire
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Grantham, Bus Station to Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Website
Stagecoach in Lincolnshire
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Night bus from Stansted Airport London to Leicester St Margarets Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
National Express
Bus from Leicester St Margarets Bus Station to Lincoln
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
National Express

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