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Cambridge to Chelmsford by train

  • First train
    05:48
  • Last train
    23:54
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 46m
  • Distance
    56 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    68
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 24m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Cambridge to Chelmsford by train

Fast trains from Cambridge to Chelmsford take around 1 hour and 46 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 56 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Cambridge and Chelmsford.

1. Are there direct trains from Cambridge to Chelmsford?

Journeys between Cambridge and Chelmsford usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 73 departures on the route from Cambridge to Chelmsford every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 60 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Cambridge to Chelmsford?

The Cambridge to Chelmsford train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 46 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Cambridge to Chelmsford train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Chelmsford is usually scheduled to depart Cambridge around 05:48 and the last train is around 23:54. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Cambridge around 04:38, and the last at 22:50.

When to book Cambridge to Chelmsford train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Cambridge to Chelmsford by train.

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Which train companies operate between Cambridge and Chelmsford?

More than one train company operates on the route from Cambridge to Chelmsford, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Abellio Greater Anglia
  • Great Northern
  • Greater Anglia
  • London Underground
  • Thameslink
  • UK Rail Connections

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Chelmsford to Cambridge by train

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.