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There are 5 ways to get from Potters Bar to Chelmsford by train, bus, taxi or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 13 min

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

$22 - $36

Cheapest option

Train via Stratford (London)  •  1 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Potters Bar to Highbury & Islington
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Chelmsford

$22 - $33

3 alternative options

Line 313 bus, line 179 bus, line 351 bus  •  3 h 11 min

  1. Take the line 313 bus from Potters Bar station to Chingford Station 313
  2. Take the line 179 bus from Chingford Station to Ilford, Chapel Road 179
  3. Take the line 351 bus from Brentwood station to Chelmsford City Centre, station 351

Taxi  •  39 min

  1. Take a taxi from Potters Bar to Chelmsford 36.6 miles

$160 - $200

Drive  •  39 min

  1. Drive from Potters Bar to Chelmsford 36.6 miles

$7 - $12

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The cheapest way to get from Potters Bar to Chelmsford is to drive which costs £6 - £9 and takes 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Potters Bar to Chelmsford is to taxi which costs £130 - £160 and takes 39 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Potters Bar to Chelmsford. However, there are services departing from Potters Bar and arriving at Chelmsford via Highbury & Islington and Stratford (London). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 24 min.

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The distance between Potters Bar and Chelmsford is 29 miles. The road distance is 36.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Potters Bar to Chelmsford without a car is to train which takes 1 h 13 min and costs £17 - £28.

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It takes approximately 1 h 13 min to get from Potters Bar to Chelmsford, including transfers.

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Potters Bar to Chelmsford train services, operated by Great Northern, depart from Potters Bar station.

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The best way to get from Potters Bar to Chelmsford is to train which takes 1 h 13 min and costs £17 - £28. Alternatively, you can line 313 bus and line 179 bus and line 351 bus, which costs and takes 3 h 11 min.

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Potters Bar to Chelmsford train services, operated by Greater Anglia, arrive at Chelmsford station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Potters Bar to Chelmsford is 37 miles. It takes approximately 39 min to drive from Potters Bar to Chelmsford.

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  • Distance: 28.7 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 13 min

What companies run services between Potters Bar, England and Chelmsford, England?

You can take a train from Potters Bar to Chelmsford via London Kings Cross, King's Cross St. Pancras station, Liverpool Street station, and London Liverpool Street in around 1 h 13 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Potters Bar to Chelmsford via Chingford Station, Ilford, Chapel Road, Ilford, Brentwood, and Brentwood station in around 3 h 11 min.

Train operators
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Potters Bar to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Train from Potters Bar to Highbury & Islington
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.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
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
Bus operators
Arriva London North
Phone
020 8271 0101
Website
arrivalondon.com
Bus from Potters Bar station to Chingford Station
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
arrivalondon.com
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Chingford Station to Ilford, Chapel Road
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Brentwood station to Chelmsford City Centre, station
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
firstgroup.com
Other operators
Taxi from Potters Bar to Chelmsford
Ave. Duration
39 min
Estimated price
$160 - $200
Call A Cab
Phone
+44 20 8901 4444
Website
callacab.com
Licenced London Taxi
Phone
+44 75 1905 5741
Website
licensedlondontaxi.co.uk
Com Cab
Phone
+44 20 7908 0271
Website
comcab-london.co.uk
A1 24 Hour Taxis Luton
Phone
+44 1582 242424
FiveTwos Luton Cars
Phone
+44 1582 722222
Britannia Cars
Phone
+44 1582 422222

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