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

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Bus  •  1h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Leigh-on-Sea, Tankerville Drive to Chelmsford, C & E Hospital 625

£3 - £5

4 alternative options

Line 100 bus  •  1h 17m

  1. Take the line 100 bus from Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station to Chelmsford City Centre, Retail Market 100

£7 - £11

Train  •  1h 23m

  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 18.4 miles

£120 - £150

Drive  •  22 min

  1. Drive from Leigh-on-Sea to Chelmsford 18.4 miles

£2 - £4

Leigh-on-Sea to Chelmsford by bus

The bus journey time between Leigh-on-Sea and Chelmsford is around 1h 16m and covers a distance of around 25 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 1h 16m. Operated by First, the Leigh-on-Sea to Chelmsford bus service departs from Leigh-on-Sea, Tankerville Drive and arrives in Chelmsford, C & E Hospital. Typically five buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Leigh-on-Sea to Chelmsford bus schedules

Leigh-on-Sea → Chelmsford
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The cheapest way to get from Leigh-on-Sea to Chelmsford is to drive which costs £2 - £4 and takes 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Leigh-on-Sea to Chelmsford is to taxi which costs £120 - £150 and takes 22 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Leigh-on-Sea, Tankerville Drive and arriving at Chelmsford, C & E Hospital. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 1h 16m.

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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 23m.

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The distance between Leigh-on-Sea and Chelmsford is 15 miles. The road distance is 18.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Leigh-on-Sea to Chelmsford without a car is to bus which takes 1h 16m and costs £3 - £5.

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The bus from Leigh-on-Sea, Tankerville Drive to Chelmsford, C & E Hospital takes 1h 16m including transfers and departs five times a week.

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Leigh-on-Sea to Chelmsford bus services, operated by First, depart from Leigh-on-Sea, Tankerville 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 bus which takes 1h 16m and costs £3 - £5. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £16 - £26 and takes 1h 23m.

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  • Distance: 15.5 miles
  • Duration: 1h 16m

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

First operates a bus from Leigh-on-Sea, Tankerville Drive to Chelmsford, C & E Hospital 5 times a week. Tickets cost £3 - £5 and the journey takes 1h 16m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Leigh-on-Sea to Chelmsford via Southend Central, Southend Victoria, and Shenfield in around 1h 23m.

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
Bus operators
First
Phone
+44 (0)1224 650100
Website
firstbus.co.uk
Bus from Leigh-on-Sea, Tankerville Drive to Chelmsford, C & E Hospital
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
First
Bus from Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station to Chelmsford City Centre, Retail Market
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
First
Other operators
Taxi from Leigh-on-Sea to Chelmsford
Ave. Duration
22 min
Estimated price
£120 - £150
AC Radio Cabs
Phone
+44 1702 334 455
Website
acradiocabs.com
333444 Taxis
Phone
+44 1702 333 444
Website
333444.uk

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Leigh-on-Sea to Chelmsford bus services, operated by First, arrive at Chelmsford, C & E Hospital 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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