It takes an average of 12m to travel from Chelmsford to Shenfield by train, over a distance of around 9 miles (15 km). There are normally 92 trains per day travelling from Chelmsford to Shenfield and tickets for this journey start from £7.80 when you book in advance.
9 miles (15 km)
92 trains per day
Direct trains available
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On average, it takes around 12 minutes to travel from Chelmsford to Shenfield by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 9 minutes though. You'll usually find 92 trains per day running along the 9 miles (15 km) route between these two destinations. Once you're onboard, you can sit back and relax, as you won't need to make any changes on your way to Shenfield. Greater Anglia are the main train operator on this route and will whisk you to Shenfield in no time.
To help you get great train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Chelmsford to Shenfield in our Journey Planner. Just remember, as well as travelling Off-Peak or using a Railcard, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save, as advance tickets start from £7.80.
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The average journey time by train between Chelmsford and Shenfield is 12 minutes, with around 92 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Chelmsford to Shenfield is 9 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Chelmsford to Shenfield can start from as little as £7.80 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Chelmsford to Shenfield without having to change trains. There are 92 direct trains from Chelmsford to Shenfield each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Chelmsford to Shenfield leaves at 04:11. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Chelmsford to Shenfield leaves at 22:25. 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.
Trains travelling from Chelmsford to Shenfield cover a distance of around 9 miles (15 km) during the journey.
If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Shenfield to Chelmsford.
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