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

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Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Harpenden to Farringdon
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Chelmsford

$28 - $39

Cheapest option

Line 610 bus, bus  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Take the line 610 bus from Harpenden, Old Cock Inn to Hatfield, The Galleria 610
  2. Take the bus from Hatfield to London Stansted Airport 737
  3. Take the bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) X10 / ...

$18 - $28

3 alternative options

Line 610 bus, line 724 bus, line 59 bus  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Take the line 610 bus from Harpenden, Old Cock Inn to Hatfield, The Galleria 610
  2. Take the line 724 bus from Hatfield, The Galleria to Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn) 724
  3. Take the line 59 bus from Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn) to Chelmsford, Anglia Ruskin University (Chelm ARU) 59

$19 - $24

Taxi  •  54 min

  1. Take a taxi from Harpenden to Chelmsford 49 miles

$220 - $260

Drive  •  54 min

  1. Drive from Harpenden to Chelmsford 49 miles

$10 - $16

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Harpenden to Chelmsford is to drive which costs £8 - £12 and takes 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Harpenden to Chelmsford is to taxi which costs £170 - £210 and takes 54 min.

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The distance between Harpenden and Chelmsford is 36 miles. The road distance is 49 miles.

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It takes approximately 1 h 28 min to get from Harpenden to Chelmsford, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Harpenden to Chelmsford station. However, there are services departing from Harpenden, Old Cock Inn and arriving at Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) via Hatfield and Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 49 min.

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Map of how to get from Harpenden to Chelmsford.
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  • Distance: 36 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 28 min

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

You can take a train from Harpenden to Chelmsford via Farringdon, Farringdon Underground Station, Liverpool Street Underground Station, and London Liverpool Street in around 1 h 28 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Harpenden to Chelmsford via Hatfield, The Galleria, Hatfield, London Stansted Airport, and Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) in around 2 h 49 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Harpenden, Old Cock Inn to Hatfield, The Galleria
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn) to Chelmsford, Anglia Ruskin University (Chelm ARU)
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Hatfield to London Stansted Airport
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Green Line (operated by Arriva)
Phone
0344 801 7261
Email
greenline.customerservices@googlemail.com
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from Hatfield, The Galleria to Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
Green Line
Book at
Green Line (Arriva)
Other operators
Taxi from Harpenden to Chelmsford
Ave. Duration
54 min
Estimated price
$220 - $260
Britannia Cars
Phone
+44 1582 422222
A1 24 Hour Taxis Luton
Phone
+44 1582 242424
FiveTwos Luton Cars
Phone
+44 1582 722222

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