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There are 4 ways to get from Clacton-on-Sea to Chelmsford by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  49 min

  1. Take the train from Clacton-on-Sea to Chelmsford

$18 - $26

3 alternative options

Bus, line 71 bus  •  2 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Clacton, Pier Avenue to Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street 97A / ...
  2. Take the line 71 bus from Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street to Chelmsford City Centre, Retail Market 71A / ...

Taxi  •  44 min

  1. Take a taxi from Clacton-on-Sea to Chelmsford 40.8 miles

$180 - $220

Drive  •  44 min

  1. Drive from Clacton-on-Sea to Chelmsford 40.8 miles

$8 - $13

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The cheapest way to get from Clacton-on-Sea to Chelmsford is to drive which costs £6 - £10 and takes 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Clacton-on-Sea to Chelmsford is to taxi which costs £130 - £170 and takes 44 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Clacton-on-Sea to Chelmsford. However, there are services departing from Clacton, Pier Avenue and arriving at Chelmsford City Centre, Retail Market via Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 41 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Clacton-on-Sea and arriving at Chelmsford. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 49 min.

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The distance between Clacton-on-Sea and Chelmsford is 30 miles. The road distance is 40.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Clacton-on-Sea to Chelmsford without a car is to train which takes 49 min and costs £14 - £20.

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The train from Clacton-on-Sea to Chelmsford takes 49 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Clacton-on-Sea to Chelmsford bus services, operated by First in Essex, depart from Clacton, Pier Avenue station.

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Clacton-on-Sea to Chelmsford train services, operated by Greater Anglia, depart from Clacton-on-Sea station.

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The best way to get from Clacton-on-Sea to Chelmsford is to train which takes 49 min and costs £14 - £20. Alternatively, you can bus and line 71 bus, which costs and takes 2 h 41 min.

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Map of how to get from Clacton-on-Sea to Chelmsford.
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  • Distance: 29.8 miles
  • Duration: 49 min

What companies run services between Clacton-on-Sea, England and Chelmsford, England?

Greater Anglia operates a train from Clacton-on-Sea to Chelmsford hourly. Tickets cost $18 - $26 and the journey takes 49 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Clacton-on-Sea to Chelmsford via Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street and Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street in around 2 h 41 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Clacton, Pier Avenue to Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street to Chelmsford City Centre, Retail Market
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
firstgroup.com
Hedingham Omnibuses
Phone
+44 1206 769778
Email
services@hedingham.co.uk
Website
hedingham.co.uk
Bus from Clacton, Pier Avenue to Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
hedingham.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Clacton-on-Sea to Chelmsford
Ave. Duration
44 min
Estimated price
$180 - $220
Avenue Taxis
Phone
+44 1473 888 888
Website
avenue-taxis.com
Hawk Express Cabs
Phone
+44 1473 222 222
Website
hawkexpresscabs.co.uk

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Clacton-on-Sea to Chelmsford bus services, operated by First in Essex, arrive at Chelmsford City Centre, Retail Market station.

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Clacton-on-Sea to Chelmsford train services, operated by Greater Anglia, arrive at Chelmsford station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Clacton-on-Sea to Chelmsford is 41 miles. It takes approximately 44 min to drive from Clacton-on-Sea to Chelmsford.

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