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There are 6 ways to get from Southend East Station to Chelmsford by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  1h 15m

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

$14 - $20

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Bus  •  1h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Southend-on-Sea, Heygate Avenue to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station X30

Train, line 100 bus  •  1h 19m

  1. Take the train from Southend East to Basildon
  2. Take the line 100 bus from Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station to Chelmsford City Centre, station 100 / ...

Line 1 bus, line 3 bus  •  2h 43m

  1. Take the line 1 bus from Southchurch, Ilfracombe Avenue to Rayleigh, The Library 1
  2. Take the line 3 bus from Rayleigh, The Library to Chelmsford City Centre, station 3

Taxi  •  27m

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

$60 - $75

Drive  •  27m

  1. Drive from Southend East Station to Chelmsford 21.4 miles

$4 - $7

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The cheapest way to get from Southend East Station to Chelmsford is to drive which costs £3 - £6 and takes 27m.

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The quickest way to get from Southend East Station to Chelmsford is to taxi which costs £45 - £60 and takes 27m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Southend-on-Sea, Heygate Avenue and arriving at Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h.

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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 1h 15m.

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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 1h 15m and costs £11 - £16.

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It takes approximately 1h 15m 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 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 1h 15m and costs £11 - £16. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 1h 18m.

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Map of how to get from Southend East Station to Chelmsford.
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  • Distance: 17.7 miles
  • Duration: 1h 15m

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 1h 15m. Alternatively, First in Essex operates a bus from Southend East Station to Chelmsford hourly, and the journey takes 1h.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Southend Victoria to Shenfield
Ave. Duration
34m
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
10m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
c2c
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Train from Southend East to Basildon
Ave. Duration
21m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Bus operators
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Southend-on-Sea, Heygate Avenue to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station to Chelmsford City Centre, station
Ave. Duration
52m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Website
firstgroup.com
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Southchurch, Ilfracombe Avenue to Rayleigh, The Library
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Essex & Suffolk Dart
Bus from Rayleigh, The Library to Chelmsford City Centre, station
Ave. Duration
44m
Frequency
Hourly
Other operators
Taxi from Southend East Station to Chelmsford
Ave. Duration
27m
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Star Taxis
Phone
+44 1634 575656
Website
startaxismedway.co.uk
A B C Taxis
Phone
+44 1634 840840
Website
abctaxismedway.co.uk
Fareway Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1245 355555
Website
farewaytaxisltd.com
Chelmsford Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1246 600 155
Website
chelmsfordtaxisltd.co.uk
A1 Taxi
Phone
+44 1245 838383
Website
a1carschelmsford.com

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

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

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

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