There are 3 ways to get from Thetford to Chelmsford by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Thetford to Stansted Airport London National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) X10 / ...

$22 - $30

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Train  •  2 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Thetford to Norwich
  2. Take the train from Norwich to Chelmsford

$49 - $76

Drive  •  1 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Thetford to Chelmsford 71.2 miles

$15 - $23

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No, there is no direct bus from Thetford to Chelmsford station. However, there are services departing from Thetford and arriving at Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) via Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Thetford to Chelmsford. However, there are services departing from Thetford and arriving at Chelmsford via Norwich. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 43 min.

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The distance between Thetford and Chelmsford is 49 miles. The road distance is 71.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Thetford to Chelmsford without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 40 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 40 min to get from Thetford to Chelmsford, including transfers.

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Thetford to Chelmsford bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Thetford station.

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Thetford to Chelmsford train services, operated by East Midlands Trains, depart from Thetford station.

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The best way to get from Thetford to Chelmsford is to bus which takes 2 h 40 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 2 h 43 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Thetford to Chelmsford.
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  • Distance: 48.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 40 min

What companies run services between Thetford, Norfolk, England and Chelmsford, England?

You can take a bus from Thetford to Chelmsford via Stansted Airport London and Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) in around 2 h 40 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Thetford to Chelmsford via Norwich in around 2 h 43 min.

Train operators
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Thetford to Norwich
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$7 - $11
Off-Peak Single
$14 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Single
$20 - $29
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Thetford to Norwich
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Norwich to Chelmsford
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Thetford to Stansted Airport London
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Website
firstgroup.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Thetford to Chelmsford is 71 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 14 min to drive from Thetford to Chelmsford.

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