Birmingham to Chelmsford by train

  • First train
    05:29
  • Last train
    21:18
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 32m
  • Distance
    181 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    42
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 22m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Birmingham to Chelmsford by train

Fast trains from Birmingham to Chelmsford take around 2 hours and 32 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 181 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Birmingham and Chelmsford.

1. Are there direct trains from Birmingham to Chelmsford?

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

We usually find around 42 departures on the route from Birmingham 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 38 departures.

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

The Birmingham to Chelmsford train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 32 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Chelmsford is usually scheduled to depart Birmingham around 05:29 and the last train is around 21:10. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Birmingham around 05:50, and the last at 23:00.

When to book Birmingham 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 Birmingham to Chelmsford by train.

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Which train companies operate between Birmingham and Chelmsford?

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

  • Abellio Greater Anglia
  • Greater Anglia
  • London Midland
  • London Underground
  • Virgin Trains

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

Chelmsford to Birmingham 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.

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