There are 6 ways to get from Ilford to Braintree by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  1 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Braintree

$21 - $31

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Line 86 bus, bus, line 133 bus  •  2 h 34 min

  1. Take the line 86 bus from Ilford Broadway to Stratford Bus Station 86
  2. Take the bus from London Stratford also for Westfield to Stansted Airport London
  3. Take the line 133 bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk) 133

$16 - $24

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Train via Shenfield  •  1 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Ilford to Shenfield
  2. Take the train from Shenfield to Braintree

$19 - $26

Line 351 bus, bus  •  2 h 6 min

  1. Take the line 351 bus from Brentwood Railway Station to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) 351
  2. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) to Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk) 70 / ...

$18 - $20

Taxi  •  44 min

  1. Take a taxi from Ilford to Braintree 42.4 miles

$190 - $240

Drive  •  44 min

  1. Drive from Ilford to Braintree 42.4 miles

$9 - $14

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Ilford to Braintree. However, there are services departing from Ilford Broadway and arriving at Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk) via London Stratford also for Westfield and Stansted Airport, Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 34 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Ilford to Braintree. However, there are services departing from Ilford and arriving at Braintree via Stratford (London). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 50 min.

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The distance between Ilford and Braintree is 30 miles. The road distance is 42.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Ilford to Braintree without a car is to train which takes 1 h 50 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 50 min to get from Ilford to Braintree, including transfers.

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Ilford to Braintree bus services, operated by London Buses, depart from Ilford Broadway station.

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Ilford to Braintree train services, operated by Greater Anglia, depart from Stratford (London) station.

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The best way to get from Ilford to Braintree is to train which takes 1 h 50 min and costs . Alternatively, you can line 351 bus and bus, which costs and takes 2 h 6 min.

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Ilford to Braintree bus services, operated by Arriva UK, arrive at Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk) station.

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Ilford to Braintree train services, operated by Greater Anglia, arrive at Braintree station.

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Map of how to get from Ilford to Braintree.
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  • Distance: 30.4 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 50 min

What companies run services between Ilford, England and Braintree, England?

Greater Anglia operates a train from Ilford to Braintree hourly. Tickets cost $18 - $27 and the journey takes 55 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ilford to Braintree via Brentwood, Brentwood Railway Station, and Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) in around 2 h 6 min.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Stratford (London) to Braintree
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Shenfield to Braintree
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
TfL Rail
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Ilford to Shenfield
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Bus operators
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Brentwood Railway Station to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) to Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk)
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Website
firstgroup.com
Hedingham Omnibuses
Phone
+44 1206 769778
Email
services@hedingham.co.uk
Website
hedingham.co.uk
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) to Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk)
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
hedingham.co.uk
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Ilford Broadway to Stratford Bus Station
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.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 London Stratford also for Westfield to Stansted Airport London
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk)
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Ilford to Braintree
Ave. Duration
44 min
Estimated price
$190 - $240
Call A Cab
Phone
+44 20 8901 4444
Website
callacab.com
Licenced London Taxi
Phone
+44 75 1905 5741
Website
licensedlondontaxi.co.uk
Com Cab
Phone
+44 20 7908 0271
Website
comcab-london.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Ilford to Braintree is 42 miles. It takes approximately 44 min to drive from Ilford to Braintree.

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