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Aberdeen to Chelmsford by train

It takes an average of 15h 45m to travel from Aberdeen to Chelmsford by train, over a distance of around 387 miles (624 km). There are normally 6 trains per day travelling from Aberdeen to Chelmsford and tickets for this journey start from £79.50 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 10h 9m
PriceFrom £79.50
Distance387 miles (624 km)
Frequency6 trains per day
Departure stationAberdeen
Arrival stationChelmsford
Changes2 changes
Train operatorsCrossCountry, ScotRail, Greater Anglia, London North Eastern Railway

Aberdeen to Chelmsford train times

Check out the next trains departing from Aberdeen to Chelmsford for Tuesday 11th May 2021 using our handy timetable below, including platform and live travel information. You can view the full day timetable or search for a different date here.
13:13 On timeaberdeen22:22 On timechelmsfordPlat. 5 scotrail PeakGet tickets9h 9m, 3 changes
13:56 On timeaberdeen23:02 On timechelmsfordPlat. 3 estimatedscotrail Off PeakGet tickets9h 6m, 5 changes
13:56 On timeaberdeen23:12 On timechelmsfordPlat. 3 estimatedscotrail PeakGet tickets9h 16m, 3 changes
14:55 On timeaberdeen01:26 On timechelmsfordlondon north eastern railway PeakGet tickets10h 31m, 3 changes
21:43 aberdeen09:12 chelmsfordPlat. 3 estimatedcaledonian sleeper PeakGet tickets11h 29m, 3 changes
05:47 aberdeen15:02 chelmsfordPlat. 3 estimatedscotrail PeakGet tickets9h 15m, 3 changes
07:08 aberdeen15:59 chelmsfordPlat. 6S estimatedscotrail PeakGet tickets8h 51m, 3 changes
07:52 aberdeen16:22 chelmsfordPlat. 5 estimatedlondon north eastern railway PeakGet tickets8h 30m, 2 changes
08:20 On timeaberdeen17:20 chelmsfordcrosscountry PeakGet tickets9h 0m, 3 changes

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Aberdeen to Chelmsford? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Aberdeen to Chelmsford take?

The average journey time by train between Aberdeen and Chelmsford is 15 hours and 45 minutes, with around 6 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Aberdeen and Chelmsford by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Aberdeen to Chelmsford is 10 hours and 9 minutes.

How much does the train from Aberdeen to Chelmsford cost?

Train ticket prices from Aberdeen to Chelmsford can start from as little as £79.50 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Aberdeen to Chelmsford?

No, there are no direct train services from Aberdeen to Chelmsford. Travelling from Aberdeen to Chelmsford by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

What time does the first train from Aberdeen to Chelmsford leave?

The first train from Aberdeen to Chelmsford leaves at 05:48. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Aberdeen to Chelmsford leave?

The last train from Aberdeen to Chelmsford leaves at 22:26. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Aberdeen and Chelmsford by train?

Trains travelling from Aberdeen to Chelmsford cover a distance of around 387 miles (624 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Chelmsford to Aberdeen.

Cheap train tickets from Aberdeen to Chelmsford

Train tickets from Aberdeen to Chelmsford start at £79.50 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets, and even tell you when the prices are likely to increase with Price Prediction.

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