Brighton to Chelmsford by train

  • First train
    06:06
  • Last train
    20:28
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 13m
  • Distance
    110 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    55
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 30m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Brighton to Chelmsford by train

Fast trains from Brighton to Chelmsford take around 2 hours and 13 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 110 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Brighton and Chelmsford.

1. Are there direct trains from Brighton to Chelmsford?

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

We usually find around 51 departures on the route from Brighton to Chelmsford every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 62 departures.

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

The Brighton to Chelmsford train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 13 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Chelmsford is usually scheduled to depart Brighton around 06:06 and the last train is around 19:48. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Brighton around 06:05, and the last at 20:35.

When to book Brighton 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 Brighton to Chelmsford by train.

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Which train companies operate between Brighton and Chelmsford?

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

  • Abellio Greater Anglia
  • Gatwick Express
  • Greater Anglia
  • London Underground
  • Southern
  • Thameslink

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

Chelmsford to Brighton by train

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Child and youth passengers

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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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