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Chelmsford to London Liverpool Street by train

It takes an average of 38m to travel from Chelmsford to London Liverpool Street by train, over a distance of around 28 miles (45 km). There are normally 203 trains per day travelling from Chelmsford to London Liverpool Street and tickets for this journey start from £20 when you book in advance.

First train

04:11

Last train

22:40

Departure station

Chelmsford

Arrival station

London Liverpool Street

Journey time

From 29m

Distance

28 miles (45 km)

Frequency

203 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From £20

Train operators

Greater Anglia

Taking the train from Chelmsford to London Liverpool Street

Planning to travel from Chelmsford to London Liverpool Street by train? You’ve come to the right place!

The average journey time from Chelmsford to London Liverpool Street by train is 41 minutes, although the fastest services will whisk you there in just 32 minutes.

With around 134 trains travelling 28 miles (45 km) between Chelmsford and London Liverpool Street every day, there's great flexibility in train times to suit both the commuter and leisure travellers. There’s no need to change along the way either, as direct services are available on this route. Trains are also direct from Chelmsford to Stratford, a popular station to get to Westfield shopping centre, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and onward journeys via London Underground, and the Stansted Express before terminating at London Liverpool Street. 

All train services to London from Chelmsford are operated by Greater Anglia who have recently rolled new trains across their network, offering free WiFi, more space and seating on board.

If you want to save money, travel Off-Peak – tickets are usually cheaper during quieter times on weekdays and weekends. You could also get a Railcard and save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys for a whole year. Use our Journey Planner above to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.

Ready to book? Start your search for train tickets from Chelmsford to London Liverpool Street with us today. Keep reading for more information, including our timetable where you can view first and last train times, as well as tips on how to find cheap train tickets.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between Chelmsford and London Liverpool Street is 38 minutes, with around 203 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 Liverpool Street by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Chelmsford to London Liverpool Street is 29 minutes.

How much does the train from Chelmsford to London Liverpool Street cost?

Train ticket prices from Chelmsford to London Liverpool Street can start from as little as £20 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 Liverpool Street?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Chelmsford to London Liverpool Street without having to change trains. There are 203 direct trains from Chelmsford to London Liverpool Street 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 Liverpool Street leave?

The first train from Chelmsford to London Liverpool Street leaves at 04:11. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Chelmsford to London Liverpool Street leaves at 22:40. 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 Liverpool Street by train?

Trains travelling from Chelmsford to London Liverpool Street cover a distance of around 28 miles (45 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from Chelmsford to London Liverpool Street

Train tickets from Chelmsford to London Liverpool Street start at £20 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.

Book in advance

Look out for Advance tickets – they usually come out up to 12 weeks before the departure date and can be cheaper than buying on the day. If you’re here a tad early, sign up for our Advance ticket alert today to get notified when your tickets are released.

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 Liverpool Street is right for you.

Use your Railcard

National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a National Railcard here.

Split your tickets

Download our app to find split tickets — courtesy of SplitSave, our handy feature which 'splits' your train tickets where possible to find you a better deal. Learn more about the clever tech behind split tickets, and how to spot SplitSave discounts in our app.

For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.

Advance adult single fare. Excludes booking fee. Prices seen by Trainline customers in the last 30 days. Availability limited.

Tips and tricks from our Trainline team

We love helping our customers find inspiration for their next train journey. Discover some travel stories written based on our employees' experiences.

Back on the commute with a Flexi Season Ticket

With the return to work starting again in August, I’ve been mixing up travel times between Peak and Off-Peak to get a sense of what life used to be like. First up I really like the new trains Greater Anglia has introduced over the last 12-18 months. There’s a lot more light, space, and seating to go around so the commute feels more comfortable. The free Wi-Fi is pretty good as well and I’ve not had any problems working on the train or streaming from Spotify.

More recently I’ve picked up a Flexi Season Ticket as I’m heading into work 3 times a week and over the period of 8 fares, I’m saving £31.40 every time which isn’t bad at all! And over the year that should make for a tidy saving and give me greater flexibility on when I’m heading into London.

Whilst I’d not say the view is spectacular but there is something to be said for whisking by the fields between Chelmsford and Shenfield on the way to Liverpool Street – typically dotted with grazing sheep and cows and sunrise over the trees is always stunning.

The other weekend we also headed into London for the Chelsea Flower Show and with a Two Together Railcard we saved £13 already – two more trips to London and we’re quids in!

With the commute back on and more flexibility in leisure travel, it’s great to be back on the trains again.

About Richard

Richard, a Trainline employee, chose to share their experience of the journey between Chelmsford and London Liverpool Street.

† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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