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

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Train  •  47 min

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

$12 - $17

3 alternative options

Train, line 351 bus  •  1 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Ilford to Brentwood
  2. Take the line 351 bus from Brentwood station to Chelmsford City Centre, station 351

Taxi  •  30 min

  1. Take a taxi from Ilford to Chelmsford 23.6 miles

$110 - $140

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 £3 - £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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No, there is no direct train from Ilford to Chelmsford. However, there are services departing from Ilford and arriving at Chelmsford via Shenfield. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 47 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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The best way to get from Ilford to Chelmsford without a car is to train which takes 47 min and costs £8 - £13.

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It takes approximately 47 min to get from Ilford to Chelmsford, including transfers.

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Ilford to Chelmsford train services, operated by TfL Rail, depart from Ilford station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Ilford to Chelmsford is 24 miles. It takes approximately 30 min to drive from Ilford to Chelmsford.

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  • Distance: 21.1 miles
  • Duration: 47 min

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

You can take a train from Ilford to Chelmsford via Shenfield in around 47 min.

Train operators
TfL Rail
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Ilford to Shenfield
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Ilford to Brentwood
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Bus operators
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Brentwood station to Chelmsford City Centre, station
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
firstgroup.com
Other operators
Taxi from Ilford to Chelmsford
Ave. Duration
30 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140
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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