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Train Information between Cardiff and Chelmsford

distanceDistance157 miles (253 km)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day

Trains from Cardiff to Chelmsford cover the 157 miles (253 km) long route with our travel partners like. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Chelmsford.

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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.
What is the distance to Chelmsford from Cardiff by train?
The train distance from Cardiff to Chelmsford is around 157 miles (253 km).
Which train station from Cardiff to Chelmsford do I depart from? Which Chelmsford train station from Cardiff do I arrive in?

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

Where is the Cardiff train station located? Where is the Chelmsford train station located?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Cardiff Central, which is located around 0.2 miles (425 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Chelmsford, located 0.1 miles (102 m) away from the city centre.

How many trains are there from Cardiff to Chelmsford a day?
On average, there are 25 trains a day from Cardiff to Chelmsford. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

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
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
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