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There are 7 ways to get from Chelmsford to Ludlow by train, bus, car or plane

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Train Great Western Railway  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to Stratford (London)
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Newport (S Wales)
  3. Take the train from Newport (S Wales) to Ludlow

$112 - $197

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Bus  •  8 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Stansted Airport London to Heathrow Airport London T2,3 National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Hereford National Express

$64 - $89

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Train, line 205 bus, bus, line 292 bus  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the line 205 bus from Liverpool Street Station to Marylebone Station 205
  3. Take the train from London Marylebone to Kidderminster
  4. Take the bus from Kidderminster, station to Kidderminster, Bus Station 10 / ...
  5. Take the line 292 bus from Kidderminster, Bus Station to Ludlow, Cooperative Store 292

Train CrossCountry  •  7 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Shrewsbury
  3. Take the train from Shrewsbury to Ludlow

$101 - $171

Drive  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Chelmsford to Ludlow 187.4 miles

$40 - $60

Fly from Southend, train  •  6 h 23 min

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

$110 - $385

Train to London Heathrow, fly, train  •  6 h 43 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 Wilmslow to Ludlow

$137 - $365

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The cheapest way to get from Chelmsford to Ludlow is to drive which costs £30 - £45 and takes 3 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chelmsford to Ludlow is to drive which costs £30 - £45 and takes 3 h 22 min.

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The distance between Chelmsford and Ludlow is 143 miles. The road distance is 187.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Chelmsford to Ludlow without a car is to train which takes 5 h 16 min and costs £85 - £160.

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It takes approximately 5 h 16 min to get from Chelmsford to Ludlow, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Chelmsford to Ludlow is to train which takes 5 h 16 min and costs £85 - £160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £45 - £70 and takes 8 h 8 min.

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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 Ludlow is 187 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 22 min to drive from Chelmsford to Ludlow.

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Flybe offers flights from Southend Airport to Manchester Airport.

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There are 416+ hotels available in Ludlow. Prices start at $123 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Chelmsford to Ludlow.
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  • Distance: 143.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 16 min

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

You can take a train from Chelmsford to Ludlow via Stratford (London), Stratford station, Lancaster Gate station, London Paddington, and Newport (S Wales) in around 5 h 16 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chelmsford to Ludlow via Stansted Airport, Coach Station, Stansted Airport London, Heathrow Airport London T2,3, Hereford, and Hereford in around 8 h 8 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
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southend to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.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 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
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $60
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $130
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Ludlow
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$13 - $19
Anytime Day Single
$27 - $45
First Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
Train from Birmingham New Street to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $27
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $27
First Anytime Day Single
$27 - $40
Train from Shrewsbury to Ludlow
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $7
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $16
First Anytime Day Single
$17 - $26
Train from Wilmslow to Ludlow
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
First Anytime Day Single
$50 - $75
Chiltern Railways
Phone
+44 345 600 5165
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Train from London Marylebone to Kidderminster
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Advance Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $120
CrossCountry
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$18 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $45
Bus operators
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Liverpool Street Station to Marylebone Station
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Diamond
Phone
0121 322 2222
Email
comments@diamondbuses.com
Website
diamondbuses.com
Bus from Kidderminster, station to Kidderminster, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Schedules at
diamondbuses.com
Coniston Coaches
Phone
+44 1562 823329
Email
conistoncoaches31@hotmail.co.uk
Website
conistoncoaches.co.uk
Bus from Kidderminster, station to Kidderminster, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
conistoncoaches.co.uk
Wyre Forest Dial a Ride
Bus from Kidderminster, Lorne Street to Kidderminster, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5 min
Frequency
Once daily
R & B Travel
Website
bustimes.org.uk
Bus from Kidderminster, Bus Station to Ludlow, Cooperative Store
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Schedules at
bustimes.org.uk
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
Bus from Stansted Airport London to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Hereford
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
nationalexpress.com

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