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

$12 - $18

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Train, line 62 bus  •  51 min

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to Colchester
  2. Take the line 62 bus from Colchester Railway Station to Wivenhoe, Heath Road 61 / ...

$16 - $20

Bus  •  1 h 45 min

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

$13

Taxi  •  31 min

  1. Take a taxi from Chelmsford to Wivenhoe 27.3 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  31 min

  1. Drive from Chelmsford to Wivenhoe 27.3 miles

$5 - $9

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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 £9 - £14 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 1 h 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chelmsford and arriving at Wivenhoe. Services depart hourly. 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 £9 - £14.

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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 £9 - £14. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £10 and takes 1 h 45 min.

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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 $12 - $18 and the journey takes 31 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chelmsford to Wivenhoe via Colchester Town Centre, High Street (Colch High St) and Colchester Town Centre, Angel Court in around 1 h 45 min.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Chelmsford to Wivenhoe
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Chelmsford to Colchester
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Colchester Railway Station to Wivenhoe, Heath Road
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Cathedral to Colchester Town Centre, High Street (Colch High St)
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Angel Court to Wivenhoe, Heath Road
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Website
firstgroup.com
New Horizon Travel
Phone
01206 255 255
Email
nhtltd@aol.com
Website
horizonbus.co.uk
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Angel Court to Wivenhoe, Heath Road
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
horizonbus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Chelmsford to Wivenhoe
Ave. Duration
31 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150
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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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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