There are 6 ways to get from Chelmsford to Thorpe Bay by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus  •  1 h 5 min

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

$12 - $15

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Line 513 bus  •  1 h 8 min

  1. Take the line 513 bus from Great Baddow, The Kings Head to Southchurch, Southend High for Girls (S'nd Girls Sch) 513

$8

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Train  •  1 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to Shenfield
  2. Take the train from Shenfield to Southend Victoria
  3. Take the train from Southend Central to Thorpe Bay

$18 - $28

Line 3 bus, line 9 bus  •  1 h 41 min

  1. Take the line 3 bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Cathedral to Rayleigh, Eastwood Road (Rayleigh High St) 3
  2. Take the line 9 bus from Rayleigh, Websters Way (Rayleigh High St) to Thorpe Bay, St Augustine's Avenue 9

$11 - $14

Taxi  •  29 min

  1. Take a taxi from Chelmsford to Thorpe Bay 22.5 miles

$100 - $120

Drive  •  29 min

  1. Drive from Chelmsford to Thorpe Bay 22.5 miles

$4 - $7

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Great Baddow, The Kings Head and arriving at Southchurch, Southend High for Girls (S'nd Girls Sch). Services depart once daily, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 1 h 8 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Chelmsford to Thorpe Bay. However, there are services departing from Chelmsford and arriving at Thorpe Bay via Shenfield and Southend Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 20 min.

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The distance between Chelmsford and Thorpe Bay is 19 miles. The road distance is 22.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Chelmsford to Thorpe Bay without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 5 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 5 min to get from Chelmsford to Thorpe Bay, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Chelmsford to Thorpe Bay is to bus which takes 1 h 5 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 1 h 20 min.

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Chelmsford to Thorpe Bay bus services, operated by First in Essex, arrive at Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange (Victoria Stn).

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Chelmsford to Thorpe Bay train services, operated by c2c, arrive at Thorpe Bay station.

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Map of how to get from Chelmsford to Thorpe Bay.
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  • Distance: 18.8 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 5 min

What companies run services between Chelmsford, England and Thorpe Bay, England?

First in Essex operates a bus from Chelmsford to Thorpe Bay every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $8 and the journey takes 54 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Chelmsford to Thorpe Bay via Shenfield, Southend Victoria, and Southend Central in around 1 h 20 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
c2c
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Train from Southend Central to Thorpe Bay
Ave. Duration
4 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
c2c-online.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
Stephensons of Essex
Phone
01376 503050
Email
customerservices@stephensonsofessex.com
Website
stephensonsofessex.com
Bus from Great Baddow, The Kings Head to Southchurch, Southend High for Girls (S'nd Girls Sch)
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stephensonsofessex.com
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
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Rayleigh, Websters Way (Rayleigh High St) to Thorpe Bay, St Augustine's Avenue
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Chelmsford to Thorpe Bay
Ave. Duration
29 min
Estimated price
$100 - $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 Thorpe Bay is 22 miles. It takes approximately 29 min to drive from Chelmsford to Thorpe Bay.

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