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from Chelmsford to Manchester

You can get from Chelmsford to Manchester by train, bus or flight.

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Travel Information to Manchester from Chelmsford

distanceDistance165 miles (266 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or train
priceTicket price range£63 - £115
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £63 • 3 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £115 • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesBritish Airways or Avanti West Coast

Take a flight or train to travel 165 miles (266 km) to Manchester from Chelmsford. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £63. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are British Airways or Avanti West Coast among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Chelmsford to Manchester.

Travel Tips: Travel from Chelmsford to Manchester

Travel to Manchester 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 Chelmsford to Manchester.

What are my travel options from Chelmsford to Manchester?

There are 2 ways to get from Chelmsford to Manchester: flight or train.

What is the cheapest way from Chelmsford to Manchester?

Train services offer the cheapest way to get from Chelmsford to Manchester. Tickets for a train cost on average £63.

This is compared to other travel options to Manchester:

A train is generally £53 less than a flight for the same trip. A flight costs on average £115 from Chelmsford to Manchester.

What is the fastest way to Manchester from Chelmsford?

The fastest way from Chelmsford to Manchester is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h.

Other travel options from Chelmsford to Manchester can usually take longer:

In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 3 h 25 min.

How far is it from Chelmsford to Manchester?

You should expect to travel around 165 miles (266 km) from Chelmsford to Manchester.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Chelmsford to Manchester?

The average frequency per day from Chelmsford to Manchester is:

  • 50 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Chelmsford and Manchester as scheduled services by flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

What are the departure and arrival points in Chelmsford and in Manchester?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Chelmsford to Manchester:

  • Trains mostly leave from Chelmsford and tend to arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

Which travel companies can get me from Chelmsford to Manchester?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Chelmsford to Manchester:

  • You can travel by plane between Chelmsford and Manchester with British Airways, and you can find British Airways Chelmsford to Manchester tickets for £115 on Omio.
  • You can go to Manchester from Chelmsford by train with Avanti West Coast. You'll see cheap train tickets for £63 with Avanti West Coast from Chelmsford to Manchester on Omio.

What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Chelmsford to Manchester?

Looking to extend your trip from Chelmsford to Manchester? Many Omio customers who go from Chelmsford to Manchester usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like London, Liverpool or Edinburgh. If you're looking to explore London, Liverpool or Edinburgh from Manchester, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

How far in advance should I purchase tickets from Chelmsford to Manchester online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip to Manchester from Chelmsford, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Plane tickets are costing on average £115 one way.
  • Train tickets are costing £63 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Chelmsford to Manchester online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.