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

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Train  •  1 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to Stratford (London)
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Waltham Cross

$16 - $24

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Bus  •  1 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station to Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn) 59
  2. Take the bus from Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn) to Waltham Abbey, Bemor Builders 86 / ...

$7 - $12

3 alternative options

Line 46 bus, line 420 bus, line 13 bus  •  2 h 9 min

  1. Take the line 46 bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn) to Ongar, Four Wantz 46 / ...
  2. Take the line 420 bus from Ongar, Four Wantz to Epping, St. Margaret's Hospital - main Rd 420
  3. Take the line 13 bus from Epping, St. Margaret's Hospital - main Rd to Waltham Abbey, Bemor Builders 13

$14

Taxi  •  30 min

  1. Take a taxi from Chelmsford to Waltham Abbey 28.3 miles

$130 - $160

Drive  •  30 min

  1. Drive from Chelmsford to Waltham Abbey 28.3 miles

$6 - $9

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No, there is no direct bus from Chelmsford station to Waltham Abbey. However, there are services departing from Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station and arriving at Waltham Abbey, Bemor Builders via Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 58 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Chelmsford to Waltham Abbey. However, there are services departing from Chelmsford and arriving at Waltham Cross via Stratford (London). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 22 min.

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The distance between Chelmsford and Waltham Abbey is 21 miles. The road distance is 28.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Chelmsford to Waltham Abbey without a car is to train which takes 1 h 22 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 22 min to get from Chelmsford to Waltham Abbey, including transfers.

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Chelmsford to Waltham Abbey bus services, operated by Arriva UK, arrive at Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station.

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

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The best way to get from Chelmsford to Waltham Abbey is to train which takes 1 h 22 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 1 h 58 min.

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Chelmsford to Waltham Abbey bus services, operated by Arriva UK, arrive at Waltham Abbey, Bemor Builders station.

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Chelmsford to Waltham Abbey train services, operated by Greater Anglia, arrive at Waltham Cross station.

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Map of how to get from Chelmsford to Waltham Abbey.
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  • Distance: 20.7 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 22 min

What companies run services between Chelmsford, England and Waltham Abbey, England?

You can take a train from Chelmsford to Waltham Abbey via Stratford (London) in around 1 h 22 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chelmsford to Waltham Abbey via Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn) in around 1 h 58 min.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Chelmsford to Stratford (London)
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Stratford (London) to Waltham Cross
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station to Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn) to Waltham Abbey, Bemor Builders
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) to Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn) to Ongar, Four Wantz
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Website
firstgroup.com
TrustyBus
Phone
01992 890225
Email
trustybus@galleontravel.co.uk
Website
trustybus.co.uk
Bus from Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn) to Waltham Abbey, Highbridge Rdbt
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
trustybus.co.uk
Bus from Ongar, Four Wantz to Epping, St. Margaret's Hospital - main Rd
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
trustybus.co.uk
Swallow Buses
Website
swallowcoach.co.uk
Bus from Epping, St. Margaret's Hospital - main Rd to Waltham Abbey, Bemor Builders
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Website
swallowcoach.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Chelmsford to Waltham Abbey
Ave. Duration
30 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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Yes, the driving distance between Chelmsford to Waltham Abbey is 28 miles. It takes approximately 30 min to drive from Chelmsford to Waltham Abbey.

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