There are 4 ways to get from Hertford 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  •  1 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Hertford East to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Chelmsford

$25 - $36

Cheapest option

Bus, line 59 bus  •  1 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Hertford, Bus Station to Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn) 724 / ...
  2. Take the line 59 bus from Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn) to Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn) 59

$11 - $14

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  38 min

  1. Take a taxi from Hertford to Chelmsford 29.5 miles

$140 - $180

Drive  •  38 min

  1. Drive from Hertford to Chelmsford 29.5 miles

$6 - $10

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

You can take a train from Hertford to Chelmsford via London Liverpool Street in around 1 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Hertford to Chelmsford via Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn) in around 1 h 52 min.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Hertford East to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Chelmsford
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
Green Line (operated by Arriva)
Phone
0344 801 7261
Email
greenline.customerservices@googlemail.com
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from Hertford, Bus Station to Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
Green Line
Book at
Green Line (Arriva)
TrustyBus
Phone
01992 890225
Email
trustybus@galleontravel.co.uk
Website
trustybus.co.uk
Bus from Hertford, Bus Station to Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
trustybus.co.uk
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn) to Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn)
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Hertford to Chelmsford
Ave. Duration
38 min
Estimated price
$140 - $180
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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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Hertford to Chelmsford?

The distance between Hertford and Chelmsford is 38 km. The road distance is 47 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Hertford to Chelmsford?

The cheapest way to get from Hertford to Chelmsford is to drive which costs £4 - £7 and takes 38 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Hertford to Chelmsford?

The quickest way to get from Hertford to Chelmsford is to taxi which takes 38 min and costs £100 - £130.

Is there a direct train between Hertford and Chelmsford?

No, there is no direct train from Hertford to Chelmsford. However, there are services departing from Hertford East and arriving at Chelmsford via London Liverpool Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 30 min.

Is there a direct bus between Hertford and Chelmsford?

No, there is no direct bus from Hertford to Chelmsford. However, there are services departing from Hertford, Bus Station and arriving at Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn) via Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 52 min.

How long does it take to get from Hertford to Chelmsford?

It takes approximately 1 h 30 min to get from Hertford to Chelmsford, including transfers.