How to get from Manchester to Chelmsford

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Travel Information from Manchester to Chelmsford

distanceDistance165 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£19 - £343
fastestFastest modeFlight • £343 • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesBA Cityflyer or Avanti West Coast

Travel 165 miles by coach, flight, ferry or train between Manchester and Chelmsford. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are BA Cityflyer or Avanti West Coast among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Manchester to Chelmsford.

Travel Tips: Travel from Manchester 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 Manchester to Chelmsford.

There are 4 travel options from Manchester to Chelmsford: coach, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way from Manchester to Chelmsford is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £19 compared to other travel options to Chelmsford:

A coach is £323 less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from Manchester to Chelmsford costing on average £343.

A coach is £63 less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Manchester to Chelmsford costing on average £82.

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

Other travel options between Manchester and Chelmsford can usually take longer:

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In comparison, getting to Chelmsford by train can take on average 3 h 21 min.

You should expect to travel around 165 miles from Manchester to Chelmsford.

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Chelmsford is:

  • 33 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Chelmsford from Manchester as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Manchester to Chelmsford:

  • Most travellers take a coach from Manchester, Coach Station to Chelmsford, Station (Stand VA).
  • Most travellers catch their train from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Chelmsford.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Manchester to Chelmsford, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • BA Cityflyer can take you to Chelmsford by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for BA Cityflyer from Manchester to Chelmsford for £343.
  • Travel with Avanti West Coast to go to Chelmsford by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Avanti West Coast Manchester to Chelmsford tickets on Omio for £82.
Looking to extend your trip from Manchester to Chelmsford? Many Omio customers who go from Manchester to Chelmsford usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like London, Romford or Colchester. If you're looking to explore London, Romford or Colchester from Chelmsford, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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

  • The price of a coach ticket is on average £19 one way for this route.
  • The price of a plane ticket for this trip is on average £343 one way.
  • The price of a train ticket is £82 one way on average for this route.

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

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