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There are 5 ways to get from Chelmsford to Mersea Island by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  31 min

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to Wivenhoe

£11 - £17

4 alternative options

Train, line 61 bus  •  1h 14m

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to Colchester
  2. Take the line 61 bus from Colchester, Groves Close to Wivenhoe, Heath Road 61

£16 - £21

Line 71 bus, bus  •  2h 2m

  1. Take the line 71 bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Cathedral to Colchester Town Centre, High Street 71A / ...
  2. Take the bus from Colchester Town Centre, Angel Court to Wivenhoe, Heath Road 61 / ...

£14 - £16

Taxi  •  31 min

  1. Take a taxi from Chelmsford to Wivenhoe 27.3 miles

£55 - £70

Drive  •  31 min

  1. Drive from Chelmsford to Wivenhoe 27.3 miles

£4 - £7

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The cheapest way to get from Chelmsford to Mersea Island is to drive which costs £4 - £7 and takes 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chelmsford to Mersea Island is to train which costs £11 - £17 and takes 31 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chelmsford to Mersea Island. However, there are services departing from Chelmsford City Centre, Cathedral and arriving at Wivenhoe, Heath Road via Colchester Town Centre, Angel Court. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 2m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chelmsford and arriving at Wivenhoe. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 31 min.

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The distance between Chelmsford and Mersea Island is 21 miles. The road distance is 27.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Chelmsford to Mersea Island without a car is to train which takes 31 min and costs £11 - £17.

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The train from Chelmsford to Wivenhoe takes 31 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Chelmsford to Mersea Island bus services, operated by First in Essex, depart from Chelmsford City Centre, Cathedral station.

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

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The best way to get from Chelmsford to Mersea Island is to train which takes 31 min and costs £11 - £17. Alternatively, you can line 71 bus and bus, which costs £13 - £17 and takes 2h 2m.

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Map of how to get from Chelmsford to Mersea Island.
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  • Distance: 20.9 miles
  • Duration: 31 min

What companies run services between Chelmsford, England and Mersea Island, England?

Greater Anglia operates a train from Chelmsford to Wivenhoe hourly. Tickets cost £11 - £17 and the journey takes 31 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chelmsford to Wivenhoe via Colchester Town Centre, High Street and Colchester Town Centre, Angel Court in around 2h 2m.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Train from Chelmsford to Wivenhoe
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £17
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Chelmsford to Colchester
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£9 - £15
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
London Overground
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Chelmsford to Colchester
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Website
London Overground
Bus operators
First in Essex
Phone
+44 345 646 0707
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Colchester, Groves Close to Wivenhoe, Heath Road
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£6 - £7
Website
First in Essex
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Cathedral to Colchester Town Centre, High Street
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£8 - £10
Website
First in Essex
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Angel Court to Wivenhoe, Heath Road
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
First in Essex
New Horizon Travel
Phone
01206 255 255
Email
nhtltd@aol.com
Website
horizonbus.co.uk
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, The George to Wivenhoe, Heath Road
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
New Horizon Travel
Other operators
Taxi from Chelmsford to Wivenhoe
Ave. Duration
31 min
Estimated price
£55 - £70
Your Cabbie
Phone
+44 1245 354 040
Website
taxis-in-chelmsford.co.uk
Fareway Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1245 355 555
Website
farewaytaxisltd.com
Chelmsford Taxis & Cars
Phone
+44 1246 600 155
Website
chelmsfordtaxisltd.co.uk
Chelmsford City Taxis
Phone
+44 1245 250 250
Website
chelmsfordcitytaxis.com
Allied Taxi Chelmsford
Phone
+44 1245 443 232

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Chelmsford to Mersea Island bus services, operated by First in Essex, arrive at Wivenhoe, Heath Road station.

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Chelmsford to Mersea Island train services, operated by Greater Anglia, arrive at Wivenhoe station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chelmsford to Mersea Island is 27 miles. It takes approximately 31 min to drive from Chelmsford to Mersea Island.

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