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

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Train  •  1h 4m

  1. Take the train from Grays to West Ham
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Chelmsford

£20 - £29

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Bus  •  1h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Grays, Stanley Road to Chelmsford City Centre, Retail Market 100

£3 - £5

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Rideshare  •  45 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Chafford Hundred to Chelmsford 24.1 miles

£4

Taxi  •  28 min

  1. Take a taxi from Grays to Chelmsford 26 miles

£170 - £210

Drive  •  28 min

  1. Drive from Grays to Chelmsford 26 miles

£3 - £6

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The cheapest way to get from Grays to Chelmsford is to bus which costs £3 - £5 and takes 1h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from Grays to Chelmsford is to taxi which costs £170 - £210 and takes 28 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Grays, Stanley Road and arriving at Chelmsford City Centre, Retail Market. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 34m.

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No, there is no direct train from Grays to Chelmsford. However, there are services departing from Grays and arriving at Chelmsford via West Ham station and Stratford (London). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 4m.

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The distance between Grays and Chelmsford is 19 miles. The road distance is 26 miles.

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The best way to get from Grays to Chelmsford without a car is to train which takes 1h 4m and costs £19 - £29.

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It takes approximately 1h 4m to get from Grays to Chelmsford, including transfers.

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Grays to Chelmsford bus services, operated by First, depart from Grays, Stanley Road station.

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Grays to Chelmsford train services, operated by c2c, depart from Grays station.

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The best way to get from Grays to Chelmsford is to train which takes 1h 4m and costs £19 - £29. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £3 - £5 and takes 1h 34m.

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Map of how to get from Grays to Chelmsford.
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  • Distance: 19.1 miles
  • Duration: 1h 4m

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

You can take a train from Grays to Chelmsford via West Ham, West Ham station, Stratford station, and Stratford (London) in around 1h 4m. Alternatively, First operates a bus from Grays, Stanley Road to Chelmsford City Centre, Retail Market every 30 minutes. Tickets cost £3 - £5 and the journey takes 1h 34m.

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BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Chafford Hundred to Chelmsford
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£4
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blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Grays to Chelmsford
Ave. Duration
28 min
Estimated price
£170 - £210
Thameside Taxis
Phone
+44 1375 371 654
Website
thamesidetaxis.co.uk
Grays Taxis ADF
Phone
+44 7984 803 991
Website
graystaxis.co.uk
Grays Taxis
Phone
+44 1375 506 163
Website
graystaxi.co.uk
Grays CabLine
Phone
+44 1375 506 162
Website
grayscabline.co.uk

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Grays to Chelmsford bus services, operated by First, arrive at Chelmsford City Centre, Retail Market station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Grays to Chelmsford is 26 miles. It takes approximately 28 min to drive from Grays to Chelmsford.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Grays and Chelmsford. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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