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Travel Information from Colchester to Chelmsford

distanceDistance21 miles (34 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain
fastestFastest modeTrain • £13 • 39 min
carriersPopular travel companiesGreater Anglia

Travel 21 miles (34 km) by train from Colchester to Chelmsford. Greater Anglia is the main travel provider operating this route. Travellers can even take a direct train from Colchester to Chelmsford.

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Travel from Colchester to Chelmsford
Travel 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 Colchester to Chelmsford.
What are my travel options from Colchester to Chelmsford?

You can travel between Colchester and Chelmsford by train.

What is the fastest way to Chelmsford from Colchester?

Going by train is the quickest way from Colchester to Chelmsford with an average travel time of 39 min.

How far is it from Colchester to Chelmsford?

You should expect to travel around 21 miles (34 km) from Colchester to Chelmsford.

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

The average frequency per day from Colchester to Chelmsford is:

  • 25 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Colchester to Chelmsford as scheduled services by train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do people depart from and arrive in when travelling from Colchester to Chelmsford?

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

  • Trains from Colchester to Chelmsford most often leave from Colchester and arrive in Chelmsford.
Which travel companies can take me from Colchester to Chelmsford?

Let Omio help you find the best company to travel with to Chelmsford from Colchester:

  • You can travel by train from Colchester to Chelmsford with Greater Anglia, and you can find Greater Anglia Colchester to Chelmsford tickets for £13 on Omio.
Is there a way to travel directly from Colchester to Chelmsford?

Yes, there is a direct route available to Chelmsford from Colchester:

  • You can find around 25 direct trains per day and book this direct train with Greater Anglia.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Chelmsford as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Colchester to Chelmsford.

Where should I go next after I travel from Colchester to Chelmsford?
Omio customers who travel from Colchester to Chelmsford often also extend their holiday to go to London, Romford or Manchester. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Chelmsford and these popular destinations at a great price.
How early should I buy tickets from Colchester to Chelmsford online for the best deals?

Before travelling from Colchester to Chelmsford, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a train ticket is £13 one way on average for this journey.

But we recommend booking Colchester to Chelmsford tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.