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

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Train  •  1 h 21 min

  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  •  2 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Grays, Bus Station (Grays Bus Stn) to Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station 100

$13

3 alternative options

Bus via Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre)  •  3 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Lakeside, Bus Station (Lakeside) to Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station 100

$18 - $19

Taxi  •  31 min

  1. Take a taxi from Dartford to Chelmsford 28.5 miles

$120 - $160

Drive  •  31 min

  1. Drive from Dartford to Chelmsford 28.5 miles

$6 - $9

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No, there is no direct bus from Dartford station to Chelmsford station. However, there are services departing from Purfleet, Railway Station (Purfleet Rail) and arriving at Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station via Grays, Bus Station (Grays Bus Stn). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 6 min.

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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 1 h 21 min.

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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 1 h 21 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 21 min 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 (Grays Bus Stn).

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

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The best way to get from Dartford to Chelmsford is to train which takes 1 h 21 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 h 6 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Dartford to Chelmsford.
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  • Distance: 22.9 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 21 min

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

You can take a train from Dartford to Chelmsford via Woolwich Arsenal, Woolwich Arsenal DLR Station, Stratford DLR Station, and Stratford (London) in around 1 h 21 min. Alternatively, First in Essex operates a bus from Dartford to Chelmsford every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $10 and the journey takes 1 h 46 min.

Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Dartford to Woolwich Arsenal
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$7 - $11
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Dartford to Woolwich Arsenal
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Dockland Light Railway (DLR)
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Woolwich Arsenal DLR Station to Stratford DLR Station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Bus operators
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Grays, Bus Station (Grays Bus Stn) to Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Lakeside, Bus Station (Lakeside) to Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Website
firstgroup.com
Other operators
Taxi from Dartford to Chelmsford
Ave. Duration
31 min
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Star Taxis
Phone
+44 1634 575656
Website
startaxismedway.co.uk
A B C Taxis
Phone
+44 1634 840840
Website
abctaxismedway.co.uk
Com Cab
Phone
+44 20 7908 0271
Website
comcab-london.co.uk
Licenced London Taxi
Phone
+44 75 1905 5741
Website
licensedlondontaxi.co.uk
Call A Cab
Phone
+44 20 8901 4444
Website
callacab.com

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

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