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

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Bus  •  25 min

  1. Take the bus from Rayleigh, Railway Station (Rayleigh Stn) to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) X30

$5 - $7

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Train  •  38 min

  1. Take the train from Rayleigh to Shenfield
  2. Take the train from Shenfield to Chelmsford

$11 - $15

Taxi  •  16 min

  1. Take a taxi from Rayleigh to Chelmsford 13.7 miles

$60 - $75

Drive  •  16 min

  1. Drive from Rayleigh to Chelmsford 13.7 miles

$2 - $5

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The cheapest way to get from Rayleigh to Chelmsford is to drive which costs £2 - £4 and takes 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rayleigh to Chelmsford is to taxi which costs £45 - £60 and takes 16 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rayleigh, Railway Station (Rayleigh Stn) station and arriving at Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) station. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Rayleigh to Chelmsford. However, there are services departing from Rayleigh and arriving at Chelmsford via Shenfield. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 38 min.

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The distance between Rayleigh and Chelmsford is 12 miles. The road distance is 13.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Rayleigh to Chelmsford without a car is to bus which takes 25 min and costs £4 - £6.

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The bus from Rayleigh, Railway Station (Rayleigh Stn) to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) takes 25 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Rayleigh to Chelmsford bus services, operated by Arriva UK, arrive at Rayleigh, Railway Station (Rayleigh Stn).

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Rayleigh to Chelmsford train services, operated by Greater Anglia, depart from Rayleigh station.

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The best way to get from Rayleigh to Chelmsford is to bus which takes 25 min and costs £4 - £6. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £8 - £12 and takes 38 min.

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Rayleigh to Chelmsford bus services, operated by Arriva UK, arrive at Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn).

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

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Map of how to get from Rayleigh to Chelmsford.
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  • Distance: 11.9 miles
  • Duration: 25 min

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

Arriva UK operates a bus from Rayleigh to Chelmsford every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $5 - $7 and the journey takes 25 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Rayleigh to Chelmsford via Shenfield in around 38 min.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Rayleigh to Shenfield
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
abelliogreateranglia.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
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Rayleigh, Railway Station (Rayleigh Stn) to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Rayleigh to Chelmsford
Ave. Duration
16 min
Estimated price
$60 - $75
A1 Taxi
Phone
+44 1245 838383
Website
a1carschelmsford.com
Fareway Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1245 355555
Website
farewaytaxisltd.com
Chelmsford Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1246 600 155
Website
chelmsfordtaxisltd.co.uk
Star Taxis
Phone
+44 1634 575656
Website
startaxismedway.co.uk
A B C Taxis
Phone
+44 1634 840840
Website
abctaxismedway.co.uk

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