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

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Train  •  1 h 35 min

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

$24 - $34

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Bus  •  1 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Hertford, Bus Station to Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station 724 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station to Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station 59

$10 - $21

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  38 min

  1. Take a taxi from Hertford to Chelmsford 29.5 miles

$130 - $170

Drive  •  38 min

  1. Drive from Hertford to Chelmsford 29.5 miles

$6 - $10

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

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Hertford station to Chelmsford station. However, there are services departing from Hertford, Bus Station and arriving at Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station via Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 44 min.

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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 35 min.

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The distance between Hertford and Chelmsford is 24 miles. The road distance is 29.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Hertford to Chelmsford without a car is to train which takes 1 h 35 min and costs £18 - £27.

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It takes approximately 1 h 35 min to get from Hertford to Chelmsford, including transfers.

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Hertford to Chelmsford bus services, operated by Green Line, arrive at Hertford, Bus Station.

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Hertford to Chelmsford train services, operated by Greater Anglia, depart from Hertford East station.

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The best way to get from Hertford to Chelmsford is to train which takes 1 h 35 min and costs £18 - £27. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £7 - £17 and takes 1 h 44 min.

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Map of how to get from Hertford to Chelmsford.
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  • Distance: 23.9 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 35 min

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 35 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Hertford to Chelmsford via Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station in around 1 h 44 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
$11 - $17
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Chelmsford
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
Green Line
Phone
0344 801 7261
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from Hertford, Bus Station to Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
greenline.co.uk
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Hertford, Bus Station to Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station to Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
TrustyBus
Phone
01992 890225
Email
trustybus@galleontravel.co.uk
Website
trustybus.co.uk
Bus from Hertford, Bus Station to Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
trustybus.co.uk
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Website
firstgroup.com
Other operators
Taxi from Hertford to Chelmsford
Ave. Duration
38 min
Estimated price
$130 - $170
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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Hertford to Chelmsford bus services, operated by Arriva UK, arrive at Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Hertford to Chelmsford is 29 miles. It takes approximately 38 min to drive from Hertford to Chelmsford.

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