There are 5 ways to get from Chelmsford to Sudbury 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  •  1 h 21 min

$14 - $20

Cheapest option

Bus, line 754 bus  •  2 h 26 min

  1. 71 / ...
  2. 754 / ...

$13 - $15

3 alternative options

Train, line 754 bus  •  1 h 21 min

  1. 754 / ...

$18 - $22

Taxi  •  36 min

  1. 29.3 miles

$130 - $160

Drive  •  36 min

  1. 29.3 miles

$6 - $10

What companies run services between Chelmsford, England and Sudbury, Suffolk, England?

You can take a train from Chelmsford to Sudbury via Marks Tey in around 1 h 21 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chelmsford to Sudbury via Colchester Town Centre, Head Street (Colch Head St) in around 2 h 26 min.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Chelmsford to Marks Tey
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Marks Tey to Sudbury (Suffolk)
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
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
Chambers
Bus from Colchester, The Bricklayers Arms to Sudbury, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Head Street (Colch Head St) to Sudbury, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.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
Other operators
Taxi from Chelmsford to Sudbury
Ave. Duration
36 min
Estimated price
$130 - $160
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 Sudbury is 38 km. The road distance is 47 km.

The cheapest way to get from Chelmsford to Sudbury is to drive which costs £4 - £7 and takes 36 min.

The quickest way to get from Chelmsford to Sudbury is to taxi which takes 36 min and costs £100 - £120.

No, there is no direct train from Chelmsford to Sudbury. However, there are services departing from Chelmsford and arriving at Sudbury (Suffolk) via Marks Tey. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 21 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Chelmsford to Sudbury. However, there are services departing from Chelmsford City Centre, Cathedral and arriving at Sudbury, Bus Station via Colchester Town Centre, Head Street (Colch Head St). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 26 min.

It takes approximately 1 h 21 min to get from Chelmsford to Sudbury, including transfers.