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

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Line 71 bus, line 754 bus  •  2 h 39 min

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

$16

Line 71 bus, line 38 bus, bus  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Take the line 71 bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn) to Witham Town Centre, Newland Street (Witham Town) 71 / ...
  2. Take the line 38 bus from Witham Town Centre, Newland Street (Witham Town) to Halstead, High Street 38 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Halstead, High Street to Sudbury, Sports Ground

$22

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 drive which costs £4 - £7 and takes 36 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 (Colch Head St). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 39 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 71 bus and line 754 bus, which costs £13 and takes 2 h 39 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, you can take a bus from Chelmsford to Sudbury via Colchester Town Centre, Head Street (Colch Head St) in around 2 h 39 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, Cathedral to Colchester Town Centre, Head Street (Colch Head St)
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn) to Witham Town Centre, Newland Street (Witham Town)
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Website
firstgroup.com
Chambers
Phone
+44 1206 769778
Email
info@chamberscoaches.co.uk
Website
chambersbus.co.uk
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Head Street (Colch Head St) to Sudbury, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Website
chambersbus.co.uk
Stephensons of Essex
Phone
01376 503050
Email
customerservices@stephensonsofessex.com
Website
stephensonsofessex.com
Bus from Witham Town Centre, Newland Street (Witham Town) to Halstead, High Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stephensonsofessex.com
Arrow Taxi
Phone
+44 1903 212121
Email
enquiries@arrowtaxigroup.co.uk
Website
arrowtaxigroup.co.uk
Bus from Halstead, High Street to Sudbury, Sports Ground
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
arrowtaxigroup.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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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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