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from Manchester to Chelmsford

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Travel Information to Chelmsford from Manchester

distanceDistance165 miles (266 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or train
priceTicket price range£42 - £64
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • £42 • 1 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • £42 • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesBritish Airways or Avanti West Coast

Travel 165 miles (266 km) by flight or train between Manchester and 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 flight is the best option with prices starting as low as £42. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are British Airways or Avanti West Coast among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Manchester to Chelmsford.

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FAQs

How do you get from Manchester to Chelmsford?

There are 2 ways to travel from Manchester to Chelmsford including taking a flight or train.

What is the cheapest way from Manchester to Chelmsford?

A flight service offers the cheapest way to travel from Manchester to Chelmsford, which costs on average £42.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Chelmsford:

A flight is generally £22 less than a train for the same journey. A train costs on average £64 from Manchester to Chelmsford.

What is the fastest way to get from Manchester to Chelmsford?

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

There are alternative travel options to Chelmsford that can usually take longer:

In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 3 h 46 min.

How many miles from Manchester to Chelmsford would I travel?

The distance from Manchester to Chelmsford is approximately 165 miles (266 km).

How many services a day are there between Manchester and Chelmsford?

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Chelmsford is:

  • Around 16 trains per day.

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

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

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

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

Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Manchester to 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:

  • British Airways can get you to Chelmsford by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with British Airways from Manchester to Chelmsford for £42 on Omio.
  • Avanti West Coast can get you to Chelmsford by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Avanti West Coast from Manchester to Chelmsford for £64 on Omio.

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

Many of our customers who book a trip from Manchester to Chelmsford often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like London, Romford or Colchester. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Manchester and Chelmsford itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Chelmsford and any of these top destinations today!

How early should I book Manchester to Chelmsford tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets cost £42 one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost £64 one way on average.

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