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Chelmsford to Southend

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  1. on time
    Chelmsford
    Platform 1
    14:09
    Chelmsford
    Platform 1
    14:28
    Romford
    Platform 2 estimated
    14:41
    Romford
    Platform 1 estimated
    14:50
    Upminster
    Platform 6
    14:56
    Upminster
    Platform 2
    15:28
    Southend Central
    Platform 2
    on time
    Southend Central
    Platform 2
    2 changes
    Peak
  2. on time
    Chelmsford
    Platform 1 estimated
    14:40
    Chelmsford
    Platform 1 estimated
    14:51
    Shenfield
    Platform 2 estimated
    14:59
    Shenfield
    Platform 4 estimated
    15:34
    Southend Victoria
    Platform 2
    on time
    Southend Victoria
    Platform 2
    1 change
    Peak
  3. on time
    Chelmsford
    Platform 1 estimated
    15:09
    Chelmsford
    Platform 1 estimated
    15:28
    Romford
    Platform 2 estimated
    15:41
    Romford
    Platform 1 estimated
    15:50
    Upminster
    15:58
    Upminster
    Platform 2 estimated
    16:29
    Southend Central
    Platform 2 estimated
    on time
    Southend Central
    Platform 2 estimated
    2 changes
    Peak
  4. on time
    Chelmsford
    Platform 1 estimated
    15:40
    Chelmsford
    Platform 1 estimated
    15:50
    Shenfield
    Platform 2 estimated
    15:59
    Shenfield
    Platform 4 estimated
    16:34
    Southend Victoria
    Platform 4
    on time
    Southend Victoria
    Platform 4
    1 change
    Peak
  5. on time
    Chelmsford
    Platform 1 estimated
    15:55
    Chelmsford
    Platform 1 estimated
    16:07
    Shenfield
    Platform 2 estimated
    16:19
    Shenfield
    Platform 4 estimated
    16:54
    Southend Victoria
    Platform 3 estimated
    on time
    Southend Victoria
    Platform 3 estimated
    1 change
    Peak
  6. on time
    Chelmsford
    Platform 1 estimated
    16:27
    Chelmsford
    Platform 1 estimated
    16:39
    Shenfield
    Platform 2 estimated
    16:48
    Shenfield
    Platform 4 estimated
    17:26
    Southend Victoria
    Platform 2 estimated
    on time
    Southend Victoria
    Platform 2 estimated
    1 change
    Peak
  7. on time
    Chelmsford
    Platform 1 estimated
    17:17
    Chelmsford
    Platform 1 estimated
    17:27
    Shenfield
    Platform 2 estimated
    17:30
    Shenfield
    Platform 4 estimated
    18:08
    Southend Victoria
    Platform 2 estimated
    on time
    Southend Victoria
    Platform 2 estimated
    1 change
    Peak

Journey information from Chelmsford to Southend

  • Train Fares from: £13.40
  • Fastest route:
  • Slowest route:
  • Average journey time:
  • Changes: 1 to 3
  • How long does it take to travel from Chelmsford to Southend by train?

    The average journey time between Chelmsford and Southend is . On an average weekday, there are 76 trains travelling from Chelmsford to Southend. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays.

    Avg. Duration
  • What is the fastest journey from Chelmsford to Southend by train?

    The fastest journey time by train is .

  • How much does the train from Chelmsford to Southend cost?

    Train tickets from Chelmsford to Southend can start from as little as £13.40 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

  • Are there direct trains from Chelmsford to Southend?

    No, it is not possible to travel from Chelmsford to Southend without having to change trains. Use our journey planner above to get direct train times from Chelmsford to Southend.

    No direct trains possible
  • What is the distance between Chelmsford and Southend?

    The distance between Chelmsford and Southend is 17 miles.

    Distance: 17 miles
  • What time is the first train from Chelmsford to Southend?

    The first train from Chelmsford to Southend departs at .

    What time is the last train from Chelmsford to Southend?

    The last train from Chelmsford to Southend departs at .

    First train
    Last train
    No sleeper services are available. There may also be fewer services on weekends and public holidays; use the Journey Planner above to search for a specific train on your chosen travel date.
  • If you're like us, you've probably seen the sheer number of ticket types available in the UK and wondered ''Why are there so many?!'' Well, luckily we've put together a handy guide to all the variations of train ticket you may encounter on your travels.

    *Please note that not all types of train tickets are available for every journey. Factors such as the time, date and train company you'll be using can affect the availability of each one.

Chelmsford to Southend timetable

Check out the next trains departing from Chelmsford to Southend for Friday 21st Feb 2020. For the full train timetable, or to search for a later time or date, click here.

DepartsArrivesDuration
14:0915:281h 19m, 2 changes
14:4015:3454m, 1 change
15:0916:291h 20m, 2 changes
15:4016:3454m, 1 change
15:5516:5459m, 1 change
16:2717:2659m, 1 change
17:1718:0851m, 1 change

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

How to find cheap train tickets from Chelmsford to Southend

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