Travelling to Chelmsford

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About Chelmsford

Located in the east of England and forming part of the county of Essex, Chelmsford is a beautiful city and a tourist hot spot. Just an hour outside of Central London (around 50km), the city of Chelmsford is known for its stunning cathedral, its 18 Arch Victorian railway viaduct, and 'Hylands House', which is the home of the annual V Music Festival, bringing in hoards of music lovers from across the country.


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About Chelmsford

Flights to Chelmsford

Due to its proximity to London, it's easy to get to Chelmsford from any of its airports (including Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton, City and Stanstead). However, the closest of London's airports to Chelmsford is London Southend, which is just 30km away from Chelmsford centre. The X30 bus route runs every hour from Southend to Stanstead, calling at Chelmsford on the way.

Trains to Chelmsford

In the city centre, Chelmsford train station runs Eastern County Railways services every hour to Liverpool Street in Central London (34 minutes), Colchester, Braintree, Ipswich, Clacton and Norwich. It's also easy to get to Chelmsford from other parts of the country, which will probably require a change in the capital. There is also a direct train service from London Stratford to Chelmsford running every 10mins, which takes a little over 20 minutes.

Buses to Chelmsford

FirstGroup offers bus services from Chelmsford to almost every major city in the United Kingdom, with regular daily departures. Also, National Express operates from Chelmsford Coach Station, run services to many destinations, including a 2-hour service to and from London Victoria.

How to Get Around Chelmsford

First operate an extensive network of buses in and around Chelmsford, covering all of the major tourist spots in the city. The city also has 2 park and ride sites, as well as 10 taxi ranks, providing frequent and comfortable access to the city centre and surrounding key locations.

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