There are 5 ways to get from Leigh-on-Sea to Chelmsford by bus, train, taxi or car

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Line 3 bus  •  1h 7m

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

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Bus  •  1h 17m

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

£10 - £13

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Train  •  1h 20m

  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

£17 - £25

Taxi  •  22 min

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

£35 - £50

Drive  •  22 min

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

£3 - £5

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The cheapest way to get from Leigh-on-Sea to Chelmsford is to drive which costs £3 - £5 and takes 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Leigh-on-Sea to Chelmsford is to taxi which costs £35 - £50 and takes 22 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Leigh-on-Sea, Thames Drive and arriving at Chelmsford City Centre, Retail Market. Services depart four times a day, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 1h 7m.

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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 1h 20m.

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The distance between Leigh-on-Sea and Chelmsford is 15 miles. The road distance is 17.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Leigh-on-Sea to Chelmsford without a car is to line 3 bus which takes 1h 7m and costs .

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The line 3 bus from Leigh-on-Sea, Thames Drive to Chelmsford City Centre, Retail Market takes 1h 7m including transfers and departs four times a day.

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Leigh-on-Sea to Chelmsford bus services, operated by Essex & Suffolk DaRT, depart from Leigh-on-Sea, Thames Drive station.

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Leigh-on-Sea to Chelmsford train services, operated by c2c, depart from Leigh-on-Sea station.

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The best way to get from Leigh-on-Sea to Chelmsford is to line 3 bus which takes 1h 7m and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs £16 - £25 and takes 1h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Leigh-on-Sea to Chelmsford.
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  • Distance: 15 miles
  • Duration: 1h 7m

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

Essex & Suffolk DaRT operates a bus from Leigh-on-Sea, Thames Drive to Chelmsford City Centre, Retail Market 4 times a day, and the journey takes 1h 7m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Leigh-on-Sea to Chelmsford via Southend Central, Southend Victoria, and Shenfield in around 1h 20m.

Train operators
c2c
Greater Anglia
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Train from Southend Victoria to Shenfield
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£9 - £14
Website
greateranglia.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
greateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
London Overground
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Southend Victoria to Shenfield
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
London Overground
Bus operators
Essex & Suffolk DaRT
Phone
01621 874411
Email
info@essexsuffolkdart.co.uk
Website
essexhighways.org
Bus from Leigh-on-Sea, Thames Drive to Chelmsford City Centre, Retail Market
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
Essex & Suffolk DaRT
Bus from Leigh-on-Sea, Thames Drive to Rayleigh, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
Essex & Suffolk DaRT
Bus from Rayleigh, Railway Station to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Website
Essex & Suffolk DaRT
First in Essex
Phone
+44 345 646 0707
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Rayleigh, Railway Station to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£6 - £8
Website
First in Essex
Other operators
Taxi from Leigh-on-Sea to Chelmsford
Ave. Duration
22 min
Estimated price
£35 - £50
AC Radio Cabs
Phone
+44 1702 334 455
Website
acradiocabs.com
333444 Taxis
Phone
+44 1702 333 444
Website
333444.uk
123cabbie
Phone
+44 845 463 0969
Website
123cabbie.co.uk

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Leigh-on-Sea to Chelmsford bus services, operated by Essex & Suffolk DaRT, arrive at Chelmsford City Centre, Retail Market station.

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Leigh-on-Sea to Chelmsford train services, operated by Greater Anglia, arrive at Chelmsford station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Leigh-on-Sea to Chelmsford is 18 miles. It takes approximately 22 min to drive from Leigh-on-Sea to Chelmsford.

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