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

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Train  •  1 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Peterborough to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Chelmsford

$35 - $84

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Bus  •  2 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Peterborough to Stansted Airport London National Express
  2. Take the bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) X10 / ...

$22 - $32

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Train, bus  •  2 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Peterborough to Stansted Airport
  2. Take the bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) X10 / ...

$54 - $76

Drive  •  1 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Peterborough to Chelmsford 82.4 miles

$17 - $26

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The cheapest way to get from Peterborough to Chelmsford is to drive which costs £13 - £20 and takes 1 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Peterborough to Chelmsford is to drive which costs £13 - £20 and takes 1 h 24 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Peterborough to Chelmsford station. However, there are services departing from Peterborough and arriving at Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) via Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 26 min.

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The distance between Peterborough and Chelmsford is 66 miles. The road distance is 82.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Peterborough to Chelmsford without a car is to train which takes 1 h 37 min and costs £26 - £65.

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It takes approximately 1 h 37 min to get from Peterborough to Chelmsford, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Peterborough to Chelmsford is to train which takes 1 h 37 min and costs £26 - £65. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £16 - £24 and takes 2 h 26 min.

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Peterborough to Chelmsford bus services, operated by First in Essex, arrive at Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn).

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Yes, the driving distance between Peterborough to Chelmsford is 82 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 24 min to drive from Peterborough to Chelmsford.

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There are 171+ hotels available in Chelmsford. Prices start at $72 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Peterborough to Chelmsford.
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  • Distance: 65.8 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 37 min

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

You can take a train from Peterborough to Chelmsford via London Kings Cross, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, Liverpool Street Underground Station, and London Liverpool Street in around 1 h 37 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Peterborough to Chelmsford via Stansted Airport London and Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) in around 2 h 26 min.

Train operators
Grand Central
Bus operators
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Website
firstgroup.com
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.

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Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Peterborough to Stansted Airport London
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
nationalexpress.com

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