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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 route 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. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £53, but the average price of train tickets is £53. Travellers depart most frequently from Birmingham New Street and arrive in Chelmsford.

Travel Tips

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 between Birmingham and Chelmsford?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train to Chelmsford from Birmingham for as little as £53  in the next 7 days.
What is the average price of train tickets between Birmingham and Chelmsford?
If you’re looking to buy your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Birmingham to Chelmsford train price to come in at an average of £53  one way.
What is the distance between Birmingham and Chelmsford via train?
You should expect to travel around 112 miles (181 km)  from Birmingham to Chelmsford by train.
How long is the train journey between Birmingham and Chelmsford?
The train time from Birmingham to Chelmsford is on average 2 h 52 min  for the 112 miles (181 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Birmingham to Chelmsford by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and 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?

Omio customers book a train from Birmingham New Street   to Chelmsford   most frequently for this route.

Where is the train station in Birmingham to go to Chelmsford? Where is the train station in Chelmsford located?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Birmingham New Street, which is located around 0.2 miles (399 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.

Which train companies should I travel with from Birmingham to Chelmsford?
If you're looking for trains from Birmingham to Chelmsford, you can rely on Avanti West Coast to get you to Chelmsford. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Birmingham to Chelmsford route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many trains per day are there to Chelmsford from Birmingham?
On average, there are 25 trains a day from Birmingham to Chelmsford. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When should I buy Birmingham Chelmsford train tickets to score the best deals?
If you book Birmingham to Chelmsford train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £53. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains from Birmingham to Chelmsford. Look out for train tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

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 from Birmingham to Chelmsford.
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