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There are 4 ways to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Chelmsford by train, subway, bus, car or towncar

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Train, subway  •  1 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
  2. Take the subway from London Bridge station to Stratford station
  3. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Chelmsford

$29 - $41

3 alternative options

Train, line 344 bus  •  2 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to Clapham Junction
  2. Take the line 344 bus from Clapham Junction Station to Bishopsgate, Wormwood Street 344
  3. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Chelmsford

$30 - $44

Drive  •  1 h 5 min

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Chelmsford 62.2 miles

$13 - $20

Towncar  •  1 h 5 min

  1. Take a town car from London Gatwick Airport to Chelmsford 62.2 miles

$170 - $250

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Chelmsford is to drive which costs £10 - £15 and takes 1 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Chelmsford is to drive which costs £10 - £15 and takes 1 h 5 min.

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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Chelmsford is 49 miles. The road distance is 62.2 miles.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Chelmsford without a car is to train and subway which takes 1 h 39 min and costs £21 - £35.

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It takes approximately 1 h 39 min to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Chelmsford, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Chelmsford is 62 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 5 min to drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Chelmsford.

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Map of how to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Chelmsford.
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  • Distance: 48.7 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 39 min

What companies run services between London Gatwick Airport (LGW), England and Chelmsford, England?

There is no direct connection from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Chelmsford. However, you can take the train to London Bridge, take the walk to London Bridge station, take the subway to Stratford station, take the walk to Stratford (London), then take the train to Chelmsford. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Chelmsford via Clapham Junction, Clapham Junction Station, Bishopsgate, Wormwood Street, and London Liverpool Street in around 2 h 14 min.

Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
London Underground (Tube)
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Contact Details
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from London Bridge station to Stratford station
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Stratford (London) to Chelmsford
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Chelmsford
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Clapham Junction Station to Bishopsgate, Wormwood Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from London Gatwick Airport to Chelmsford
Estimated price
$170 - $250

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