There are 4 ways to get from Clacton-on-Sea to Chelmsford by train, bus, taxi 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  •  49 min

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

$19 - $28

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Clacton, Jackson Road (Clac Jackson Rd) to Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street (Colch Bus Stn) X76 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Colchester Town Centre, St. John's Street to Chelmsford City Centre, Retail Market (Chelm Market) 71 / ...

$12 - $17

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  44 min

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

$190 - $230

Drive  •  44 min

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

$8 - $13

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 $19 - $28 and the journey takes 49 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Clacton-on-Sea to Chelmsford via Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street (Colch Bus Stn) and Colchester Town Centre, St. John's Street in around 2 h 29 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Hedingham Omnibuses
Phone
+44 1206 769778
Email
services@hedingham.co.uk
Website
hedingham.co.uk
Bus from Clacton, Jackson Road (Clac Jackson Rd) to Colchester Town Centre, Osborne Street (Colch Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
hedingham.co.uk
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Clacton, Jackson Road (Clac Jackson Rd) to Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street (Colch Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, St. John's Street to Chelmsford City Centre, Retail Market (Chelm Market)
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Clacton-on-Sea to Chelmsford
Ave. Duration
44 min
Estimated price
$190 - $230
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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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Clacton-on-Sea to Chelmsford?

The distance between Clacton-on-Sea and Chelmsford is 48 km. The road distance is 65 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Clacton-on-Sea to Chelmsford?

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

What is the fastest way to get from Clacton-on-Sea to Chelmsford?

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

Is there a direct train between Clacton-on-Sea and Chelmsford?

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

Is there a direct bus between Clacton-on-Sea and Chelmsford?

No, there is no direct bus from Clacton-on-Sea to Chelmsford. However, there are services departing from Clacton, Jackson Road (Clac Jackson Rd) and arriving at Chelmsford City Centre, Retail Market (Chelm Market) via Colchester Town Centre, St. John's Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 29 min.

How long does it take to get from Clacton-on-Sea to Chelmsford?

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