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Overview: Train from Birmingham to Chelmsford

distanceDistance112 miles (181 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 52 min
priceAverage train ticket price£53 (€60)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesAvanti West Coast

Trains from Birmingham to Chelmsford cover the 112 miles (181 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 52 min with our travel partners like Avanti West Coast. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £53, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £53. Travellers depart most frequently from Birmingham New Street and arrive in Chelmsford.

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Trains from Birmingham to Chelmsford
Travel by train to Chelmsford easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Birmingham to Chelmsford.
What is the price of the cheapest train to Chelmsford from Birmingham?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets between Birmingham and Chelmsford for as low as £53  for the next 7 days.
How much does the train from Birmingham to Chelmsford cost on average?
The Birmingham to Chelmsford train ticket price is on average £53  if you are looking to book your tickets for this journey in the next week.
What is the distance from Birmingham to Chelmsford via train?
The Birmingham to Chelmsford train distance is approximately 112 miles (181 km).
How many hours does it take from Birmingham to Chelmsford by train?
On average the Birmingham to Chelmsford train time is 2 h 52 min  covering the 112 miles (181 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.
When travelling by train from Birmingham to Chelmsford, which train station in Birmingham do I depart from and which train station in Chelmsford do I arrive in?

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Birmingham New Street   and arriving in Chelmsford.

Where do I find the Birmingham train station to Chelmsford? Where is the Chelmsford train station?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Birmingham New Street and travel around 0.2 miles (399 m) from the city centre to this train station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Chelmsford and need to travel approximately 0.1 miles (102 m) from the train station to the city centre in Chelmsford.

What train providers offer a service from Birmingham to Chelmsford?
For the best Birmingham to Chelmsford train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Avanti West Coast. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services to Chelmsford from Birmingham to compare what amenities they may offer.
How many train services per day are there from Birmingham to Chelmsford?
The average number of trains departing Birmingham for Chelmsford is 25 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When is the earliest train from Birmingham to Chelmsford? When is the last train from Birmingham to Chelmsford?
The earliest train for this route departs from Birmingham at 08: 30. The last train leaves from Birmingham at 08: 30. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Birmingham to Chelmsford and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I book train tickets between Birmingham and Chelmsford for the best deals?
If you book a train ticket to Chelmsford from Birmingham within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £53 one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets between Birmingham and Chelmsford are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

The major railway station for departures from Birmingham is Birmingham New Street. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Birmingham New Street for your trip to Chelmsford from Birmingham.
Amenities at station
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 05: 15 - 23: 00 | Sun: 07: 30 - 23: 00
Public transport options for Birmingham New Street
Bus lines: N5, N6, N8, 4, 9, 23, 45, 50, 61, X51, X70
Train lines: West Midlands, CrossCountry, Avanti West Coast, Transport for Wales