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Southend to Chelmsford by train

  • First train
    05:00
  • Last train
    23:00
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    48m
  • Distance
    28 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    44
  • Avg. journey time
    57m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Southend to Chelmsford by train

Fast trains from Southend to Chelmsford take around 48 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 28 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Southend and Chelmsford.

1. Are there direct trains from Southend to Chelmsford?

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

We usually find around 50 departures on the route from Southend 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 30 departures.

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

The Southend to Chelmsford train travel time is normally about 48 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Chelmsford is usually scheduled to depart Southend around 05:00 and the last train is around 23:00. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Southend around 06:50, and the last at 22:30.

When to book Southend 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 Southend to Chelmsford by train.

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Which train companies operate between Southend and Chelmsford?

Abellio Greater Anglia is the train company that operates on the route from Southend to Chelmsford.

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

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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.