Cheap train tickets from Manchester to Chelmsford

Showing times and prices for 17 May

Cheapest

£66

Average

£80

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.

The average ticket from Manchester to Chelmsford will cost around £ 80 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 66.

Avanti West Coast
10:55Manchester3h39 14:34Chelmsford
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£661One-way
Avanti West Coast
09:55Manchester3h28 13:23Chelmsford
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£831One-way
Avanti West Coast
09:15Manchester3h37 12:52Chelmsford
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£851One-way
Avanti West Coast
08:35Manchester3h24 11:59Chelmsford
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£861One-way

Train schedule Manchester to Chelmsford

Showing trains for tomorrow, Tue, 17 May
Avanti West Coast
08:35Manchester3h24 11:59Chelmsford
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Avanti West Coast
09:15Manchester3h37 12:52Chelmsford
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Avanti West Coast
09:55Manchester3h28 13:23Chelmsford
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Avanti West Coast
10:55Manchester3h39 14:34Chelmsford
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Tue
17 May
£66Avanti West Coast
£102British Airways
Wed
18 May
£73Avanti West Coast
£73British Airways
Thu
19 May
£73Avanti West Coast
£58British Airways
Fri
20 May
£67Avanti West Coast
£96British Airways
Sat
21 May
£84Avanti West Coast
£62British Airways
Sun
22 May
£64Avanti West Coast
£55British Airways
Mon
23 May
£66Avanti West Coast
£78British Airways

Fastest train times from Manchester to Chelmsford

Showing times and prices for 17 May

Fastest Journey

3 h 24 m

Average

3 h 32 m

Trains per day

4

Distance

267 km

Of the 4 trains that leave Manchester for Chelmsford every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 267 km distance in an average of 3 h 32 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 3 h 24 m .

The slowest trains will take 3 h 39 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Avanti West Coast
08:35Manchester3h24 11:59Chelmsford
0 changes
£861One-way
Avanti West Coast
09:55Manchester3h28 13:23Chelmsford
0 changes
£831One-way
Avanti West Coast
09:15Manchester3h37 12:52Chelmsford
0 changes
£851One-way
Avanti West Coast
10:55Manchester3h39 14:34Chelmsford
0 changes
£661One-way

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Overview: Train from Manchester to Chelmsford

distanceDistance165 miles (266 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 37 min
priceAverage train ticket price£84 (€95)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesChiltern Railways

Trains from Manchester to Chelmsford cover the 165 miles (266 km) long route taking on average 3 h 37 min with our travel partners like Chiltern Railways. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £84, but the average price of train tickets is £84. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Chelmsford.

Train providers: Chiltern Railways trains Manchester to Chelmsford

Chiltern Railways trains will get you from Manchester to Chelmsford from £84. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

Chiltern Railways

Chiltern Railways is a regional train company in the United Kingdom which is owned by Arriva Trains and has operated since 1996. Check the different ticket types for your next train to Chelmsford from Manchester: Duo, Anytime, Season, Super Off Peak, Off Peak and Advance.

Find cheap tickets for Chiltern Railways trains between Manchester and Chelmsford on Omio. Omio can help you find the best train deals and prices all in one place by showing you the most up-to-date Manchester to Chelmsford train timetable from Chiltern Railways, the latest train ticket offers available and other travel information for the 165 miles (266 km) trip to Chelmsford from Manchester, including information on luggage policy and amenities offered onboard depending on the class fare you pick and choose. If you search for trains between Manchester and Chelmsford in the Omio app, you can check to see if the Chiltern Railways trains available are mobile tickets, which makes it even more convenient for you to go paperless when travelling. Check the Chiltern Railways train timetable for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route available to get to Chelmsford from Manchester and then book a cheap train with ease. Sit back and enjoy your upcoming train from Manchester to Chelmsford with Chiltern Railways!

    Chiltern Railways 's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your train to Chelmsford from Manchester are the following:

    • Refund or voucher policy
    • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended

    Travel Tips: Trains from Manchester 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 Manchester to Chelmsford.
    FAQs

    How much does a cheap train between Manchester and Chelmsford cost?

    If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train between Manchester and Chelmsford for as little as £84  in the next 7 days.

    What is the cost of a train ticket from Manchester to Chelmsford on average?

    If you are looking to buy your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Manchester to Chelmsford train to cost on average £84  one way.

    What is the distance between Manchester and Chelmsford by train?

    The Manchester to Chelmsford train distance is approximately 165 miles (266 km).

    What is the average Manchester to Chelmsford train duration?

    The train time between Manchester and Chelmsford is on average 3 h 37 min  for the 165 miles (266 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Chelmsford from Manchester by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.

    Which train station in Manchester goes to Chelmsford? Which train station do I come into Chelmsford from Manchester?

    When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly   and arriving in Chelmsford.

    Where is the departure train station in Manchester located? Where is the arrival train station in Chelmsford located?

    Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from Manchester Piccadilly and need to travel around 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from the city centre to get to this train station.

    Passengers arriving in Chelmsford most often arrive at Chelmsford and need to travel around 0.1 miles (233 m) from this train station to the city centre.

    Which train companies can take me between Manchester and Chelmsford?

    For the best Manchester to Chelmsford train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Chiltern Railways. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services between Manchester and Chelmsford to compare what amenities they may offer.

    How many trains are there from Manchester to Chelmsford a day?

    On average, there are 16 trains a day from Manchester to Chelmsford. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

    When is the earliest train from Manchester to Chelmsford? When is the last train from Manchester to Chelmsford?

    The earliest train departing from Manchester to Chelmsford leaves at 07: 09. The last train departing from Manchester to Chelmsford leaves at 10: 55. You can find the latest Manchester to Chelmsford train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.

    How far in advance should I book a train ticket between Manchester and Chelmsford to get the best deals?

    In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train providers offering this route and save money. If you purchase train tickets between Manchester and Chelmsford within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £84 one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your train ticket from Manchester to Chelmsford a few months in advance.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Manchester
    Chelmsford
    The major railway station for departures from Manchester is Manchester Piccadilly. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Manchester Piccadilly for your trip from Manchester to Chelmsford.
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    Phone Number
    +44 3457114141
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Sat: 04: 30 - 22: 30 | Sun: 07: 00 - 22: 30
    Public transport options for Manchester Piccadilly
    Bus lines: 1, 2, 3, 147
    Train lines: Northern, TransPennine Express, Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Transport for Wales