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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  31 min

$12 - $18

Cheapest option

Bus  •  1 h 52 min

  1. 71 / ...
  2. 61 / ...

$7 - $11

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  1 h 2 min

  1. 61 / ...

$15 - $23

Taxi  •  31 min

  1. 27.3 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  31 min

  1. 27.3 miles

$5 - $9

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) in around 1 h 52 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 - $16
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Colchester, Groves Close (B'Yellow Depo) to Wivenhoe, Heath Road
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Cathedral to Colchester Town Centre, Head Street (Colch Head St)
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, High Street (Colch High St) to Wivenhoe, Heath Road
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Hedingham Omnibuses
Phone
+44 1206 769778
Email
services@hedingham.co.uk
Website
hedingham.co.uk
Bus from Colchester Railway Station to Wivenhoe, Heath Road
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
hedingham.co.uk
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, High Street (Colch High St) to Wivenhoe, Heath Road
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
hedingham.co.uk
New Horizon Travel
Phone
01206 255 255
Email
nhtltd@aol.com
Website
horizonbus.co.uk
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, High Street (Colch High St) to Wivenhoe, Heath Road
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Chelmsford and Mersea Island is 33 km. The road distance is 44 km.

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

The quickest way to get from Chelmsford to Mersea Island is to train which takes 31 min and costs £9 - £14.

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

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, High Street (Colch High St). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 52 min.

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