There are 4 ways to get from Chelmsford to Thorpeness by train, bus 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, line 521 bus  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to Ipswich
  2. Take the train from Ipswich to Saxmundham
  3. Take the line 521 bus from Saxmundham, Railway Station to Thorpeness, Mere 521

$32 - $44

Cheapest option

Bus National Express  •  4 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Chelmsford to Ipswich National Express
  2. Take the bus from Old Cattle Market Bus Station to Leiston, Car Park 64 / ...

$22 - $25

2 alternative options

Bus via Colchester Town Centre, Head Street (Colch Head St)  •  6 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) to Colchester Town Centre, Head Street (Colch Head St) 70 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Colchester Town Centre, Head Street (Colch Head St) to Old Cattle Market Bus Station 93 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Old Cattle Market Bus Station to Leiston, Car Park 64 / ...

$34

Drive  •  1 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Chelmsford to Thorpeness 68.3 miles

$14 - $22

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Chelmsford to Thorpeness. However, there are services departing from Chelmsford and arriving at Thorpeness, Mere via Old Cattle Market Bus Station and Leiston, Car Park. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 46 min.

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The distance between Chelmsford and Thorpeness is 58 miles. The road distance is 68.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Chelmsford to Thorpeness without a car is to train and line 521 bus which takes 3 h 35 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 35 min to get from Chelmsford to Thorpeness, including transfers.

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Chelmsford to Thorpeness bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Chelmsford station.

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Chelmsford to Thorpeness bus services, operated by First in Norfolk & Suffolk, arrive at Leiston, Car Park station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chelmsford to Thorpeness is 68 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 15 min to drive from Chelmsford to Thorpeness.

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There are 347+ hotels available in Thorpeness. Prices start at $124 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Chelmsford to Thorpeness.
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  • Distance: 57.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 35 min

What companies run services between Chelmsford, England and Thorpeness, England?

You can take a bus from Chelmsford to Thorpeness via Ipswich, Old Cattle Market Bus Station, and Leiston, Car Park in around 4 h 46 min.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Chelmsford to Ipswich
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Ipswich to Saxmundham
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
Borderbus
Website
border-bus.co.uk
Bus from Saxmundham, Railway Station to Thorpeness, Mere
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
border-bus.co.uk
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Chelmsford to Ipswich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
First in Norfolk & Suffolk
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Old Cattle Market Bus Station to Leiston, Car Park
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11
Website
firstgroup.com
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) to Colchester Town Centre, Head Street (Colch Head St)
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Website
firstgroup.com
Ipswich Buses
Phone
+44 800 919390
Email
info@ipswichbuses.co.uk
Website
ipswichbuses.co.uk
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Head Street (Colch Head St) to Old Cattle Market Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
ipswichbuses.co.uk

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