There are 4 ways to get from Waltham Cross to Chelmsford by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  1 h

  1. Take the train from Waltham Cross to Stratford (London)
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Chelmsford

$17 - $25

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Bus  •  2 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Waltham Cross, Bus Station to Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn) 410 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn) to Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn) 59

$10 - $15

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Taxi  •  33 min

  1. Take a taxi from Waltham Cross to Chelmsford 31.2 miles

$140 - $180

Drive  •  33 min

  1. Drive from Waltham Cross to Chelmsford 31.2 miles

$6 - $10

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No, there is no direct bus from Waltham Cross station to Chelmsford station. However, there are services departing from Waltham Cross, Bus 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 18 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Waltham Cross to Chelmsford. However, there are services departing from Waltham Cross and arriving at Chelmsford via Stratford (London). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h.

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The distance between Waltham Cross and Chelmsford is 22 miles. The road distance is 31.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Waltham Cross to Chelmsford without a car is to train which takes 1 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h to get from Waltham Cross to Chelmsford, including transfers.

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Waltham Cross to Chelmsford bus services, operated by TrustyBus, arrive at Waltham Cross, Bus Station.

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Waltham Cross to Chelmsford train services, operated by Greater Anglia, depart from Waltham Cross station.

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The best way to get from Waltham Cross to Chelmsford is to train which takes 1 h and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 h 18 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Waltham Cross to Chelmsford.
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  • Distance: 22 miles
  • Duration: 1 h

What companies run services between Waltham Cross, England and Chelmsford, England?

You can take a train from Waltham Cross to Chelmsford via Stratford (London) in around 1 h. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Waltham Cross to Chelmsford via Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn) in around 2 h 18 min.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Waltham Cross to Stratford (London)
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Stratford (London) to Chelmsford
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
TrustyBus
Phone
01992 890225
Email
trustybus@galleontravel.co.uk
Website
trustybus.co.uk
Bus from Waltham Cross, Bus Station to Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
trustybus.co.uk
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Waltham Cross, Bus Station to Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.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 Waltham Cross to Chelmsford
Ave. Duration
33 min
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Call A Cab
Phone
+44 20 8901 4444
Website
callacab.com
Licenced London Taxi
Phone
+44 75 1905 5741
Website
licensedlondontaxi.co.uk
Com Cab
Phone
+44 20 7908 0271
Website
comcab-london.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Waltham Cross to Chelmsford is 31 miles. It takes approximately 33 min to drive from Waltham Cross to Chelmsford.

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