There are 5 ways to get from Southend East Station to Chelmsford by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  1 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Southend Victoria to Shenfield
  2. Take the train from Shenfield to Chelmsford

$14 - $21

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Bus First in Essex  •  1 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Southend-on-Sea, Heygate Avenue (S'nd Travel Ctr) to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) X30

$9

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Bus Arrow Taxi  •  2 h

  1. Take the bus from Southend-on-Sea, Chichester Road to Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station 3

$12 - $17

Taxi  •  27 min

  1. Take a taxi from Southend East Station to Chelmsford 21.4 miles

$95 - $120

Drive  •  27 min

  1. Drive from Southend East Station to Chelmsford 21.4 miles

$4 - $7

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Southend-on-Sea, Heygate Avenue (S'nd Travel Ctr) 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 1 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Southend East Station to Chelmsford. However, there are services departing from Southend Victoria and arriving at Chelmsford via Shenfield. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 16 min.

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The distance between Southend East Station and Chelmsford is 18 miles. The road distance is 21.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Southend East Station to Chelmsford without a car is to train which takes 1 h 16 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 16 min to get from Southend East Station to Chelmsford, including transfers.

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Southend East Station to Chelmsford bus services, operated by First in Essex, depart from Southend-on-Sea, Heygate Avenue (S'nd Travel Ctr) station.

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Southend East Station to Chelmsford train services, operated by Greater Anglia, depart from Southend Victoria station.

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The best way to get from Southend East Station to Chelmsford is to train which takes 1 h 16 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 1 h 18 min.

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

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Southend East Station to Chelmsford train services, operated by Greater Anglia, arrive at Chelmsford station.

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Map of how to get from Southend East Station to Chelmsford.
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  • Distance: 17.7 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 16 min

What companies run services between Southend East Station, England and Chelmsford, England?

You can take a train from Southend East Station to Chelmsford via Southend Victoria and Shenfield in around 1 h 16 min. Alternatively, First in Essex operates a bus from Southend East Station to Chelmsford every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $9 and the journey takes 1 h.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Southend Victoria to Shenfield
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
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
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Southend-on-Sea, Heygate Avenue (S'nd Travel Ctr) to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Website
firstgroup.com
Arrow Taxi
Phone
+44 1903 212121
Email
enquiries@arrowtaxigroup.co.uk
Website
arrowtaxigroup.co.uk
Bus from Southend-on-Sea, Chichester Road to Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
arrowtaxigroup.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Southend East Station to Chelmsford
Ave. Duration
27 min
Estimated price
$95 - $120
Star Taxis
Phone
+44 1634 575656
Website
startaxismedway.co.uk
A B C Taxis
Phone
+44 1634 840840
Website
abctaxismedway.co.uk
Chelmsford Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1246 600 155
Website
chelmsfordtaxisltd.co.uk
Fareway Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1245 355555
Website
farewaytaxisltd.com
A1 Taxi
Phone
+44 1245 838383
Website
a1carschelmsford.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Southend East Station to Chelmsford is 21 miles. It takes approximately 27 min to drive from Southend East Station to Chelmsford.

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