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

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Bus  •  1h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station to Southend-on-Sea, Travel Centre X30

Cheapest option

Line 3 bus, line 1 bus  •  2h 1m

  1. Take the line 3 bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station to Rayleigh, Eastwood Road 3
  2. Take the line 1 bus from Rayleigh, Websters Way to Southchurch, Ilfracombe Road 1

$5 - $7

4 alternative options

Train  •  1h 19m

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

$14 - $21

Line 100 bus, train  •  1h 24m

  1. Take the line 100 bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station to Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station 100 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basildon to Southend East

$6 - $10

Taxi  •  26m

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

$90 - $120

Drive  •  26m

  1. Drive from Chelmsford to Southend East Station 21.1 miles

$4 - $7

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

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The quickest way to get from Chelmsford to Southend East Station is to taxi which costs £70 - £90 and takes 26m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station station and arriving at Southend-on-Sea, Travel Centre. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 57m.

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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 1h 19m.

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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 1h 15m and costs .

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The bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station to Southend-on-Sea, Travel Centre takes 57m including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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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 1h 15m and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs £11 - £16 and takes 1h 19m.

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Map of how to get from Chelmsford to Southend East Station.
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  • Distance: 17.7 miles
  • Duration: 1h 15m

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

First in Essex operates a bus from Chelmsford to Southend East Station hourly, and the journey takes 57m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Chelmsford to Southend East Station via Shenfield and Southend Victoria in around 1h 19m.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Chelmsford to Shenfield
Ave. Duration
11m
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
35m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
c2c
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Train from Basildon to Southend East
Ave. Duration
20m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Bus operators
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station to Southend-on-Sea, Travel Centre
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station to Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Website
firstgroup.com
Arrow Taxi
Phone
+44 1903 212121
Email
enquiries@arrowtaxigroup.co.uk
Website
arrowtaxigroup.co.uk
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station to Rayleigh, Eastwood Road
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
arrowtaxigroup.co.uk
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Rayleigh, Websters Way to Southchurch, Ilfracombe Road
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Chelmsford to Southend East Station
Ave. Duration
26m
Estimated price
$90 - $120
Fareway Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1245 355555
Website
farewaytaxisltd.com
Chelmsford Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1246 600 155
Website
chelmsfordtaxisltd.co.uk
A1 Taxi
Phone
+44 1245 838383
Website
a1carschelmsford.com

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Chelmsford to Southend East Station bus services, operated by First in Essex, arrive at Southend-on-Sea, Travel Centre 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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Yes, the driving distance between Chelmsford to Southend East Station is 21 miles. It takes approximately 26m to drive from Chelmsford to Southend East Station.

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There are 210+ hotels available in Southend East Station. Prices start at $61 USD per night.

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