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There are 4 ways to get from Dartford to Chelmsford by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  1h 18m

  1. Take the train from Dartford to Woolwich Arsenal
  2. Take the train from Woolwich Arsenal DLR Station to Stratford DLR Station Dlr
  3. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Chelmsford

$21 - $34

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Bus  •  1h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Grays, Bus Station to Chelmsford City Centre, station 100

Taxi  •  31m

  1. Take a taxi from Dartford to Chelmsford 28.5 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  31m

  1. Drive from Dartford to Chelmsford 28.5 miles

$6 - $9

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The cheapest way to get from Dartford to Chelmsford is to drive which costs £4 - £7 and takes 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Dartford to Chelmsford is to taxi which costs £95 - £120 and takes 31m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dartford to Chelmsford station. However, there are services departing from Purfleet, Stonehouse Corner and arriving at Chelmsford City Centre, station via Grays, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 59m.

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No, there is no direct train from Dartford to Chelmsford. However, there are services departing from Dartford and arriving at Chelmsford via Woolwich Arsenal DLR Station and Stratford (London). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 18m.

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The distance between Dartford and Chelmsford is 23 miles. The road distance is 28.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Dartford to Chelmsford without a car is to train which takes 1h 18m and costs £16 - £26.

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It takes approximately 1h 18m to get from Dartford to Chelmsford, including transfers.

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Dartford to Chelmsford bus services, operated by First in Essex, arrive at Grays, Bus Station.

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Dartford to Chelmsford train services, operated by Thameslink, depart from Dartford station.

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The best way to get from Dartford to Chelmsford is to train which takes 1h 18m and costs £16 - £26. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 1h 59m.

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  • Distance: 22.9 miles
  • Duration: 1h 18m

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

You can take a train from Dartford to Chelmsford via Woolwich Arsenal DLR Station, Stratford DLR Station, and Stratford (London) in around 1h 18m. Alternatively, First in Essex operates a bus from Dartford to Chelmsford every 20 minutes, and the journey takes 1h 38m.

Train operators
Thameslink
Southeastern
Dockland Light Railway (DLR)
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Woolwich Arsenal DLR Station to Stratford DLR Station
Ave. Duration
20m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Dockland Light Railway (DLR)
Bus operators
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Grays, Bus Station to Chelmsford City Centre, station
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Website
firstgroup.com
Other operators
Taxi from Dartford to Chelmsford
Ave. Duration
31m
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Star Taxis
Phone
+44 1634 575656
Website
startaxismedway.co.uk
A B C Taxis
Phone
+44 1634 840840
Website
abctaxismedway.co.uk
Licenced London Taxi
Phone
+44 75 1905 5741
Website
licensedlondontaxi.co.uk
Com Cab
Phone
+44 20 7908 0271
Website
comcab-london.co.uk

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Dartford to Chelmsford bus services, operated by First in Essex, arrive at Chelmsford City Centre, station.

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Dartford to Chelmsford train services, operated by Greater Anglia, arrive at Chelmsford station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dartford to Chelmsford is 29 miles. It takes approximately 31m to drive from Dartford to Chelmsford.

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There are 169+ hotels available in Chelmsford. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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