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Chelmsford to Leicester by train

  • First train
    06:14
  • Last train
    22:40
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 15m
  • Distance
    147 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    39
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 40m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Chelmsford to Leicester by train

Fast trains from Chelmsford to Leicester take around 2 hours and 15 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 147 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Chelmsford and Leicester.

1. Are there direct trains from Chelmsford to Leicester?

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

We usually find around 43 departures on the route from Chelmsford to Leicester 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 33 departures.

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

The Chelmsford to Leicester train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 15 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Leicester is usually scheduled to depart Chelmsford around 06:14 and the last train is around 00:05. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Chelmsford around 07:09, and the last at 20:59.

When to book Chelmsford to Leicester 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 Chelmsford to Leicester by train.

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Which train companies operate between Chelmsford and Leicester?

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

  • Abellio Greater Anglia
  • East Midlands Railway
  • East Midlands Trains
  • Greater Anglia
  • London Underground
  • UK Rail Connections

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.