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

£17 - £25

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Bus, line 71 bus  •  2h 46m

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

£16 - £19

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Taxi  •  44 min

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

£85 - £110

Drive  •  44 min

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

£6 - £10

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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 £85 - £110 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, Jackson Road and arriving at Chelmsford City Centre, Retail Market via Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 46m.

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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 £17 - £25.

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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, Jackson Road 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 £17 - £25. Alternatively, you can bus and line 71 bus, which costs £15 - £19 and takes 2h 46m.

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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 £17 - £25 and the journey takes 49 min. London Overground also services this route every 4 hours. 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 2h 46m.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Train from Clacton-on-Sea to Chelmsford
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£17 - £25
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
London Overground
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Clacton-on-Sea to Chelmsford
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
London Overground
Bus operators
First in Essex
Phone
+44 345 646 0707
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Clacton, Jackson Road to Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £9
Website
First in Essex
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street to Chelmsford City Centre, Retail Market
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£8 - £10
Website
First in Essex
Hedingham
Bus from Clacton, Jackson Road to Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Other operators
Taxi from Clacton-on-Sea to Chelmsford
Ave. Duration
44 min
Estimated price
£85 - £110
Swan Taxis
Phone
+44 1255 222 280
Richards Taxis
Phone
+44 1255 222 241
Website
richardstaxis.com
AJ's and Amber Taxi Service
Phone
+44 1255 222 250
Website
ajstaxi.co.uk
Ace Taxis
Phone
+44 1255 222 000

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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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