Chelmsford to Cambridge by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    05:40
  • Last train
    21:40
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 59m

Travelling from Chelmsford to Cambridge by train

Fast trains from Chelmsford to Cambridge take around 1 hour and 59 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 56 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Chelmsford and Cambridge.

Are there direct trains from Chelmsford to Cambridge?

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

We usually find around 42 departures on the route from Chelmsford to Cambridge 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 46 departures.

How long is the train journey from Chelmsford to Cambridge?

The Chelmsford to Cambridge train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 59 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Chelmsford to Cambridge train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Cambridge is usually scheduled to depart Chelmsford around 05:11 and the last train is around 21:40. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Chelmsford around 06:10, and the last at 22:56.

Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

When to book Chelmsford to Cambridge 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 Cambridge by train.

Which train companies operate between Chelmsford and Cambridge?

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

  • Abellio Greater Anglia
  • Great Northern
  • Greater Anglia
  • London Underground

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 rail 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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