There are 4 ways to get from Ilford to Chelmsford by train, 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  •  42 min

  1. Take the train from Ilford to Stratford (London)
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Chelmsford

$16 - $23

Cheapest option

Train via Shenfield  •  47 min

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

$12 - $19

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  30 min

  1. Take a taxi from Ilford to Chelmsford 23.6 miles

$110 - $150

Drive  •  30 min

  1. Drive from Ilford to Chelmsford 23.6 miles

$5 - $8

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

You can take a train from Ilford to Chelmsford via Stratford (London) in around 42 min.

Train operators
TfL Rail
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Ilford to Stratford (London)
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Ilford to Shenfield
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Stratford (London) to Chelmsford
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Shenfield to Chelmsford
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Ilford to Chelmsford
Ave. Duration
30 min
Estimated price
$110 - $150
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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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Ilford to Chelmsford?

The distance between Ilford and Chelmsford is 34 km. The road distance is 38 km.

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

The cheapest way to get from Ilford to Chelmsford is to drive which costs £3 - £6 and takes 30 min.

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

The quickest way to get from Ilford to Chelmsford is to taxi which takes 30 min and costs £85 - £100.

Is there a direct train between Ilford and Chelmsford?

No, there is no direct train from Ilford to Chelmsford. However, there are services departing from Ilford and arriving at Chelmsford via Stratford (London). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 42 min.

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

It takes approximately 42 min to get from Ilford to Chelmsford, including transfers.