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There are 7 ways to get from Chelmsford to Thorpe Bay by bus, train, taxi or car

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Line 513 bus  •  1h 8m

  1. Take the line 513 bus from Great Baddow, The Kings Head to Southchurch, Southend High for Girls 513

$4 - $6

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Bus  •  1h 16m

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

$4 - $7

Train  •  1h 19m

  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 100 bus, train  •  1h 27m

  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 Thorpe Bay

$7 - $10

Line 3 bus, line 1 bus  •  2h 2m

  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 Thorpe Bay station 1

$5 - $8

Taxi  •  29m

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

$100 - $120

Drive  •  29m

  1. Drive from Chelmsford to Thorpe Bay 22.5 miles

$4 - $7

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chelmsford to Thorpe Bay is to line 513 bus which costs £3 - £5 and takes 1h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Chelmsford to Thorpe Bay is to taxi which costs £75 - £95 and takes 29m.

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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. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 1h 8m.

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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 1h 19m.

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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 line 513 bus which takes 1h 8m and costs £3 - £5.

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The line 513 bus from Great Baddow, The Kings Head to Southchurch, Southend High for Girls takes 1h 8m including transfers and departs five times a week.

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Chelmsford to Thorpe Bay bus services, operated by Stephensons of Essex, depart from Great Baddow, The Kings Head station.

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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 line 513 bus which takes 1h 8m and costs £3 - £5. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £14 - £22 and takes 1h 19m.

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Map of how to get from Chelmsford to Thorpe Bay.
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  • Distance: 18.8 miles
  • Duration: 1h 8m

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

Stephensons of Essex operates a bus from Chelmsford to Thorpe Bay 5 times a week. Tickets cost $4 - $6 and the journey takes 1h 8m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Chelmsford to Thorpe Bay via Shenfield, Southend Victoria, and Southend Central 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 Southend Central to Thorpe Bay
Ave. Duration
4m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Train from Basildon to Thorpe Bay
Ave. Duration
23m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Bus operators
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
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
stephensonsofessex.com
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 Thorpe Bay station
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
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
29m
Estimated price
$100 - $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 Thorpe Bay bus services, operated by Stephensons of Essex, arrive at Southchurch, Southend High for Girls station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Chelmsford to Thorpe Bay is 22 miles. It takes approximately 29m to drive from Chelmsford to Thorpe Bay.

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There are 203+ hotels available in Thorpe Bay. Prices start at $60 USD per night.

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