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

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Train  •  37 min

  1. Take the train from Ipswich to Chelmsford

$17 - $25

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Bus  •  1 h

  1. Take the bus from Ipswich to Chelmsford National Express

$7 - $11

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  43 min

  1. Take a taxi from Ipswich to Chelmsford 40.4 miles

$170 - $220

Drive  •  43 min

  1. Drive from Ipswich to Chelmsford 40.4 miles

$8 - $13

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The cheapest way to get from Ipswich to Chelmsford is to drive which costs £6 - £10 and takes 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ipswich to Chelmsford is to train which costs £13 - £20 and takes 37 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ipswich and arriving at Chelmsford. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Ipswich and arriving at Chelmsford. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 37 min.

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The distance between Ipswich and Chelmsford is 37 miles. The road distance is 40.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Ipswich to Chelmsford without a car is to train which takes 37 min and costs £13 - £20.

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The train from Ipswich to Chelmsford takes 37 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Ipswich to Chelmsford bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Ipswich station.

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

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The best way to get from Ipswich to Chelmsford is to train which takes 37 min and costs £13 - £20. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £5 - £9 and takes 1 h.

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  • Distance: 37 miles
  • Duration: 37 min

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

Greater Anglia operates a train from Ipswich to Chelmsford hourly. Tickets cost $17 - $25 and the journey takes 37 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Ipswich to Chelmsford 3 times a day. Tickets cost $7 - $11 and the journey takes 1 h.

Train operators
Bus operators
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 Ipswich to Chelmsford
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
Taxi from Ipswich to Chelmsford
Ave. Duration
43 min
Estimated price
$170 - $220
Avenue Taxis
Phone
+44 1473 888 888
Website
avenue-taxis.com
Hawk Express Cabs
Phone
+44 1473 222 222
Website
hawkexpresscabs.co.uk

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Ipswich to Chelmsford bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Chelmsford station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Ipswich to Chelmsford is 40 miles. It takes approximately 43 min to drive from Ipswich to Chelmsford.

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