There are 4 ways to get from Chelmsford to Southend Central Station by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus  •  57 min

  1. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) to Southend-on-Sea, Travel Centre (S'nd Travel Ctr) X30

$5 - $8

3 alternative options

Train  •  1 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to Shenfield
  2. Take the train from Shenfield to Southend Victoria

$14 - $21

Taxi  •  26 min

  1. Take a taxi from Chelmsford to Southend Central Station 20.8 miles

$95 - $120

Drive  •  26 min

  1. Drive from Chelmsford to Southend Central Station 20.8 miles

$4 - $7

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chelmsford to Southend Central Station is to drive which costs £3 - £5 and takes 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chelmsford to Southend Central Station is to taxi which costs £70 - £85 and takes 26 min.

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The distance between Chelmsford and Southend Central Station is 17 miles. The road distance is 20.8 miles.

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The bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) to Southend-on-Sea, Travel Centre (S'nd Travel Ctr) takes 57 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) station and arriving at Southend-on-Sea, Travel Centre (S'nd Travel Ctr). Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 57 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Chelmsford to Southend Central Station. However, there are services departing from Chelmsford and arriving at Southend Victoria via Shenfield. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 6 min.

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What companies run services between Chelmsford, England and Southend Central Station, England?

Arriva UK operates a bus from Chelmsford to Southend Central Station hourly. Tickets cost $5 - $8 and the journey takes 57 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Chelmsford to Southend Central Station via Shenfield and Southend Victoria in around 1 h 6 min.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Chelmsford to Shenfield
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Shenfield to Southend Victoria
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $13
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 Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) to Southend-on-Sea, Travel Centre (S'nd Travel Ctr)
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Chelmsford to Southend Central Station
Ave. Duration
26 min
Estimated price
$95 - $120
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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