Cardiff to Chelmsford train

Cheap train tickets from Cardiff to Chelmsford

Showing times and prices for 27 Jun





The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Great Western Railway
08:51Cardiff3h32 12:23Chelmsford
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Train schedule Cardiff to Chelmsford

Showing trains for tomorrow, Monday, 27 June
Great Western Railway
08:51Cardiff3h32 12:23Chelmsford
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Fastest train times from Cardiff to Chelmsford

Showing times and prices for 27 Jun

Fastest Journey

3 h 32 m


3 h 32 m

Trains per day



254 km

Of the 1 trains that leave Cardiff for Chelmsford every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Great Western Railway
08:51Cardiff3h32 12:23Chelmsford
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Overview: Train from Cardiff to Chelmsford

distanceDistance157 miles (253 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 21 min
priceAverage train ticket price£109 (€121)
frequencyTrain frequency21 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain providersFirst Great Western Service

Trains from Cardiff to Chelmsford cover the 157 miles (253 km) long journey taking on average 4 h 21 min with our travel partners like First Great Western Service. Normally, there are 21 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £109, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £109. Travellers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Chelmsford.

Train providers: Great Western Rail trains Cardiff to Chelmsford

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Train information from Cardiff to Chelmsford with Great Western Rail:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 40 min
  • Great Western Rail frequency: 21 a day

Travel Tips: Trains from Cardiff 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 Cardiff to Chelmsford.
Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest train to Chelmsford from Cardiff for the next 7 days starting from £109  one way.
If you’re looking to buy tickets for this trip in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Cardiff to Chelmsford train prices are on average £109  one way.
The Cardiff to Chelmsford train distance is approximately 157 miles (253 km).
On average the Cardiff to Chelmsford train time is 4 h 21 min  covering the 157 miles (253 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Cardiff Central   and arrive in Chelmsford.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Cardiff Central, which is located around 1.1 miles (1.8 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Chelmsford, located 0.1 miles (233 m) away from the city centre.

For the trip from Cardiff to Chelmsford you can take a train with First Great Western Service. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services between Cardiff and Chelmsford on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
On average, there are 21 trains a day from Cardiff to Chelmsford. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
You can take the first train from Cardiff to Chelmsford at 08: 51   or take the last train from Cardiff to Chelmsford leaving at 09: 20. Look for the latest Cardiff Chelmsford train timetable on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this journey.
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this route and save money. If you purchase train tickets from Cardiff to Chelmsford within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £109 one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your train ticket from Cardiff to Chelmsford a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

The major railway station for departures from Cardiff is Cardiff Central. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Cardiff Central for your trip to Chelmsford from Cardiff.
Amenities at station
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sat: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sun: 07: 30 - 21: 30
Public transport options for Cardiff Central
Commuter rail lines: City Line, Rhondda Line, Rhymney Line, Valley Line, South Wales Main Line
Train lines: Transport for Wales, CrossCountry, Great Western Railway
Location for Rail Replacement Services: At the rear car park (Penarth Road entrance)

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