There are 6 ways to get from Chelmsford to Southend East Station by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus  •  1 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) to Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange (Victoria Stn) X30
  2. Take the bus from Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange (Victoria Stn) to Southchurch, Ilfracombe Road (Shops) 1 / ...

$10 - $15

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Bus via Southend-on-Sea, Travel Centre (S'nd Travel Ctr)  •  1 h 16 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

$8

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Train  •  1 h 19 min

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

$14 - $21

Line 3 bus, line 1 bus  •  1 h 55 min

  1. Take the line 3 bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Cathedral to Rayleigh, Eastwood Road (Rayleigh High St) 3
  2. Take the line 1 bus from Rayleigh, Eastwood Road (Rayleigh High St) to Southchurch, Ilfracombe Road (Shops) 1

$11 - $13

Taxi  •  26 min

  1. Take a taxi from Chelmsford to Southend East Station 21.1 miles

$90 - $120

Drive  •  26 min

  1. Drive from Chelmsford to Southend East Station 21.1 miles

$4 - $7

Questions & Answers

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 every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 57 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Chelmsford to Southend East Station. However, there are services departing from Chelmsford and arriving at Southend Victoria via Shenfield. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 19 min.

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The distance between Chelmsford and Southend East Station is 18 miles. The road distance is 21.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Chelmsford to Southend East Station without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 13 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 13 min to get from Chelmsford to Southend East Station, including transfers.

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Chelmsford to Southend East Station bus services, operated by First in Essex, arrive at Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn).

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Chelmsford to Southend East Station train services, operated by Greater Anglia, depart from Chelmsford station.

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The best way to get from Chelmsford to Southend East Station is to bus which takes 1 h 13 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 1 h 19 min.

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Chelmsford to Southend East Station bus services, operated by Arriva UK, arrive at Southchurch, Ilfracombe Road (Shops) station.

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Chelmsford to Southend East Station train services, operated by Greater Anglia, arrive at Southend Victoria station.

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Map of how to get from Chelmsford to Southend East Station.
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  • Distance: 17.7 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 13 min

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

You can take a bus from Chelmsford to Southend East Station via Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange (Victoria Stn) in around 1 h 13 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Chelmsford to Southend East Station via Shenfield and Southend Victoria in around 1 h 19 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
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) to Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange (Victoria Stn)
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange (Victoria Stn) to Southchurch, Ilfracombe Road (Shops)
Ave. Duration
3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3
Website
firstgroup.com
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
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Website
firstgroup.com
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange (Victoria Stn) to Southchurch, Ilfracombe Road (Shops)
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Rayleigh, Eastwood Road (Rayleigh High St) to Southchurch, Ilfracombe Road (Shops)
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Arrow Taxi
Phone
+44 1903 212121
Email
enquiries@arrowtaxigroup.co.uk
Website
arrowtaxigroup.co.uk
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Cathedral to Rayleigh, Eastwood Road (Rayleigh High St)
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
arrowtaxigroup.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Chelmsford to Southend East Station
Ave. Duration
26 min
Estimated price
$90 - $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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Yes, the driving distance between Chelmsford to Southend East Station is 21 miles. It takes approximately 26 min to drive from Chelmsford to Southend East Station.

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