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

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Train  •  1 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to Marks Tey
  2. Take the train from Marks Tey to Sudbury (Suffolk)

$14 - $19

Cheapest option

Line 70 bus  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Take the line 70 bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station to Marks Tey, station 70 / ...

$6 - $9

3 alternative options

Line 71 bus, line 754 bus  •  2 h 55 min

  1. Take the line 71 bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Cathedral to Colchester Town Centre, Head Street 71A / ...
  2. Take the line 754 bus from Colchester Town Centre, Head Street to Sudbury, Bus Station 754

Taxi  •  36 min

  1. Take a taxi from Chelmsford to Sudbury 29.3 miles

$130 - $160

Drive  •  36 min

  1. Drive from Chelmsford to Sudbury 29.3 miles

$6 - $10

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The cheapest way to get from Chelmsford to Sudbury is to line 70 bus which costs £4 - £7 and takes 2 h 20 min.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Chelmsford to Sudbury station. However, there are services departing from Chelmsford City Centre, Cathedral and arriving at Sudbury, Bus Station via Colchester Town Centre, Head Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 55 min.

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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.

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The distance between Chelmsford and Sudbury is 24 miles. The road distance is 29.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Chelmsford to Sudbury without a car is to train which takes 1 h 21 min and costs £10 - £15.

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

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Chelmsford to Sudbury bus services, operated by First in Essex, depart from Chelmsford City Centre, Cathedral station.

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Chelmsford to Sudbury train services, operated by Greater Anglia, depart from Chelmsford station.

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The best way to get from Chelmsford to Sudbury is to train which takes 1 h 21 min and costs £10 - £15. Alternatively, you can line 70 bus, which costs £4 - £7 and takes 2 h 20 min.

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Map of how to get from Chelmsford to Sudbury.
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  • Distance: 23.9 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 21 min

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, First in Essex operates a bus from Chelmsford to Sudbury every 20 minutes, and the journey takes 1 h 21 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 - $12
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 - $7
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 to Marks Tey, station
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Cathedral to Colchester Town Centre, Head Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
firstgroup.com
Chambers
Phone
+44 1206 769778
Email
info@chamberscoaches.co.uk
Website
chambersbus.co.uk
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Head Street to Sudbury, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
chambersbus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Chelmsford to Sudbury
Ave. Duration
36 min
Estimated price
$130 - $160
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 Sudbury bus services, operated by Chambers, arrive at Sudbury, Bus Station.

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Chelmsford to Sudbury train services, operated by Greater Anglia, arrive at Sudbury (Suffolk) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chelmsford to Sudbury is 29 miles. It takes approximately 36 min to drive from Chelmsford to Sudbury.

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