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

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Train  •  43 min

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

$15 - $21

Cheapest option

Train via Shenfield  •  47 min

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

$10 - $17

3 alternative options

Line 86 bus, line 498 bus, line 351 bus  •  1 h 51 min

  1. Take the line 86 bus from Ilford, Hainault Street to Romford Market 86 / ...
  2. Take the line 498 bus from Romford Police Station to Brentwood, High Street (Greggs) 498
  3. Take the line 351 bus from Brentwood, High Street (Greggs) to Chelmsford City Centre, Retail Market (Chelm Market) 351

$13 - $15

Taxi  •  30 min

  1. Take a taxi from Ilford to Chelmsford 23.6 miles

$100 - $130

Drive  •  30 min

  1. Drive from Ilford to Chelmsford 23.6 miles

$5 - $8

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The cheapest way to get from Ilford to Chelmsford is to drive which costs £4 - £6 and takes 30 min.

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

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The distance between Ilford and Chelmsford is 21 miles. The road distance is 23.6 miles.

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It takes approximately 43 min to get from Ilford to Chelmsford, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ilford to Chelmsford. However, there are services departing from Ilford, Hainault Street and arriving at Chelmsford City Centre, Retail Market (Chelm Market) via Romford Police Station and Brentwood, High Street (Greggs). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 51 min.

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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 43 min.

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Ilford to Chelmsford bus services, operated by London Buses, depart from Stratford (London) station.

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Map of how to get from Ilford to Chelmsford.
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  • Distance: 21.1 miles
  • Duration: 43 min

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

You can take a train from Ilford to Chelmsford via Stratford (London) in around 43 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ilford to Chelmsford via Romford Market, Romford Police Station, and Brentwood, High Street (Greggs) in around 1 h 51 min.

Train operators
TfL Rail
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Ilford to Stratford (London)
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Ilford to Shenfield
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Ilford to Stratford (London)
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$3 - $5
Anytime Day Single
$2 - $4
Train from Ilford to Shenfield
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$4 - $7
Anytime Day Single
$5 - $7
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Stratford (London) to Chelmsford
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $17
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 - $8
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Ilford, Hainault Street to Romford Market
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Stagecoach London
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Romford Police Station to Brentwood, High Street (Greggs)
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Brentwood, High Street (Greggs) to Chelmsford City Centre, Retail Market (Chelm Market)
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Ilford to Chelmsford
Ave. Duration
30 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130
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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