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Recommended option

Line 3 bus  •  1 h 8 min

  1. Take the line 3 bus from Leigh-on-Sea, Thames Drive to Chelmsford City Centre, Retail Market (Chelm Market) 3

$9

Cheapest option

Bus  •  1 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Leigh-on-Sea, Thames Drive to Rayleigh, Railway Station (Rayleigh Stn) 1 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Rayleigh, Railway Station (Rayleigh Stn) to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) X30

$5 - $8

3 alternative options

Train  •  1 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Leigh-on-Sea to Southend Central
  2. Take the train from Southend Victoria to Shenfield
  3. Take the train from Shenfield to Chelmsford

$19 - $28

Taxi  •  22 min

  1. Take a taxi from Leigh-on-Sea to Chelmsford 17.7 miles

$80 - $100

Drive  •  22 min

  1. Drive from Leigh-on-Sea to Chelmsford 17.7 miles

$3 - $6

What companies run services between Leigh-on-Sea, England and Chelmsford, England?

Arrow Taxi operates a bus from Leigh-on-Sea to Chelmsford every 4 hours. Tickets cost $9 and the journey takes 1 h 8 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Leigh-on-Sea to Chelmsford via Southend Central, Southend Victoria, and Shenfield in around 1 h 23 min.

Train operators
c2c
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Train from Leigh-on-Sea to Southend Central
Ave. Duration
6 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Southend Victoria to Shenfield
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
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
$4 - $6
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
Arrow Taxi
Phone
+44 1903 212121
Email
enquiries@arrowtaxigroup.co.uk
Website
arrowtaxigroup.co.uk
Bus from Leigh-on-Sea, Thames Drive to Chelmsford City Centre, Retail Market (Chelm Market)
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
arrowtaxigroup.co.uk
Bus from Leigh-on-Sea, Thames Drive to Rayleigh, Railway Station (Rayleigh Stn)
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
arrowtaxigroup.co.uk
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Leigh-on-Sea, Thames Drive to Rayleigh, Railway Station (Rayleigh Stn)
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Rayleigh, Railway Station (Rayleigh Stn) to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Leigh-on-Sea to Chelmsford
Ave. Duration
22 min
Estimated price
$80 - $100
Star Taxis
Phone
+44 1634 575656
Website
startaxismedway.co.uk
A B C Taxis
Phone
+44 1634 840840
Website
abctaxismedway.co.uk
Fareway Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1245 355555
Website
farewaytaxisltd.com
A1 Taxi
Phone
+44 1245 838383
Website
a1carschelmsford.com
Chelmsford Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1246 600 155
Website
chelmsfordtaxisltd.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Leigh-on-Sea and Chelmsford is 24 km. The road distance is 28 km.

The cheapest way to get from Leigh-on-Sea to Chelmsford is to drive which costs £2 - £5 and takes 22 min.

The quickest way to get from Leigh-on-Sea to Chelmsford is to taxi which takes 22 min and costs £60 - £75.

No, there is no direct train from Leigh-on-Sea to Chelmsford. However, there are services departing from Leigh-on-Sea and arriving at Chelmsford via Southend Victoria and Shenfield. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 23 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Leigh-on-Sea, Thames Drive and arriving at Chelmsford City Centre, Retail Market (Chelm Market). Services depart every four hours, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 1 h 8 min.

The line 3 bus from Leigh-on-Sea, Thames Drive to Chelmsford City Centre, Retail Market (Chelm Market) takes 1 h 8 min including transfers and departs every four hours.