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

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Train  •  1h 27m

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

$26 - $38

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Bus  •  2h 46m

  1. Take the bus from St Albans City station to Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station 724
  2. Take the bus from Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station to Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station 59

$18 - $21

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Taxi  •  45m

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

$190 - $230

Drive  •  45m

  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 45m.

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The quickest way to get from St Albans to Chelmsford is to taxi which costs £140 - £180 and takes 45m.

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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 station and arriving at Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station via Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 46m.

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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 1h 27m and costs £20 - £30.

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It takes approximately 1h 27m to get from St Albans to Chelmsford, including transfers.

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St Albans to Chelmsford bus services, operated by Green Line, arrive at St Albans City station.

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The best way to get from St Albans to Chelmsford is to train which takes 1h 27m and costs £20 - £30. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £13 - £17 and takes 2h 46m.

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St Albans to Chelmsford bus services, operated by Arriva UK, arrive at Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station.

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

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  • Distance: 34.6 miles
  • Duration: 1h 27m

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

You can take a train from St Albans to Chelmsford via Farringdon, Farringdon station, Liverpool Street station, and London Liverpool Street in around 1h 27m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from St Albans to Chelmsford via Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station in around 2h 46m.

Train operators
Bus operators
Green Line
Phone
0344 801 7261
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from St Albans City station to Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
greenline.co.uk
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station to Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
47m
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 to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
6 times a week
Website
firstgroup.com
Other operators
Taxi from St Albans to Chelmsford
Ave. Duration
45m
Estimated price
$190 - $230
FiveTwos Luton Cars
Phone
+44 1582 722222
Britannia Cars
Phone
+44 1582 422222
A1 24 Hour Taxis Luton
Phone
+44 1582 242424

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