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Chelmsford to London by train

It takes an average of 42m to travel from Chelmsford to London by train, over a distance of around 30 miles (48 km). There are normally 123 trains per day travelling from Chelmsford to London and tickets for this journey start from £14.60 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 32m
PriceFrom £14.60
Distance30 miles (48 km)
Frequency123 trains per day
First train05:11
Last train00:15
Departure stationChelmsford
Arrival stationLondon
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsGreater Anglia

Chelmsford to London train times

Check out the next trains departing from Chelmsford to London for Tuesday 26th October 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.
DepartsArrivesDuration
14:09 14:45 36m, direct
14:19 14:51 32m, direct
14:26 15:01 35m, direct
14:40 15:14 34m, direct
14:56 15:31 35m, direct
15:09 15:45 36m, direct
15:19 15:51 32m, direct
15:26 16:01 35m, direct
15:40 16:13 33m, direct
15:56 16:31 35m, direct

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Chelmsford to London? 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 Chelmsford to London take?

The average journey time by train between Chelmsford and London is 42 minutes, with around 123 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 Chelmsford and London by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Chelmsford to London is 32 minutes.

How much does the train from Chelmsford to London cost?

Train ticket prices from Chelmsford to London can start from as little as £14.60 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 Chelmsford to London?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Chelmsford to London without having to change trains. There are 123 direct trains from Chelmsford to London each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Chelmsford to London leaves at 05:11. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Chelmsford to London leaves at 00:15. 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 Chelmsford and London by train?

Trains travelling from Chelmsford to London cover a distance of around 30 miles (48 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from Chelmsford to London

Train tickets from Chelmsford to London start at £14.60 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.

Book in advance

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Consider a Season Ticket

If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for Chelmsford to London is right for you.

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