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

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Train  •  1 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from St Albans City to Farringdon
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Chelmsford

$27 - $38

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Bus  •  2 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from St Albans City Railway Station to Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn) 724
  2. Take the bus from Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn) to Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn) 59

$15 - $18

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Taxi  •  45 min

  1. Take a taxi from St Albans to Chelmsford 43.9 miles

$200 - $240

Drive  •  45 min

  1. Drive from St Albans to Chelmsford 43.9 miles

$9 - $14

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The cheapest way to get from St Albans to Chelmsford is to drive which costs £7 - £11 and takes 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from St Albans to Chelmsford is to taxi which costs £150 - £190 and takes 45 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from St Albans station to Chelmsford station. However, there are services departing from St Albans City Railway Station and arriving at Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn) via Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 36 min.

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The distance between St Albans and Chelmsford is 35 miles. The road distance is 43.9 miles.

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The best way to get from St Albans to Chelmsford without a car is to train which takes 1 h 12 min and costs £21 - £30.

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It takes approximately 1 h 12 min to get from St Albans to Chelmsford, including transfers.

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St Albans to Chelmsford bus services, operated by Green Line (operated by Arriva), arrive at St Albans City Railway Station.

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The best way to get from St Albans to Chelmsford is to train which takes 1 h 12 min and costs £21 - £30. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £11 - £14 and takes 2 h 36 min.

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St Albans to Chelmsford bus services, operated by Arriva UK, arrive at Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn).

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Yes, the driving distance between St Albans to Chelmsford is 44 miles. It takes approximately 45 min to drive from St Albans to Chelmsford.

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  • Distance: 34.6 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 12 min

What companies run services between St Albans, England and Chelmsford, England?

You can take a train from St Albans to Chelmsford via Farringdon, Farringdon Underground Station, Liverpool Street Underground Station, and London Liverpool Street in around 1 h 12 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from St Albans to Chelmsford via Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn) in around 2 h 36 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Green Line (operated by Arriva)
Phone
0344 801 7261
Email
greenline.customerservices@googlemail.com
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from St Albans City Railway Station to Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
Green Line
Book at
Green Line (Arriva)
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn) to Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn)
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn) to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8
Website
firstgroup.com
Other operators
Taxi from St Albans to Chelmsford
Ave. Duration
45 min
Estimated price
$200 - $240
Britannia Cars
Phone
+44 1582 422222
A1 24 Hour Taxis Luton
Phone
+44 1582 242424
FiveTwos Luton Cars
Phone
+44 1582 722222

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