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Chelmsford to Southend by train

  • First train
    05:40
  • Last train
    23:25
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    48m
  • Distance
    28 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    54
  • Avg. journey time
    58m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Chelmsford to Southend by train

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

1. Are there direct trains from Chelmsford to Southend?

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

We usually find around 57 departures on the route from Chelmsford to Southend 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 46 departures.

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

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

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Southend is usually scheduled to depart Chelmsford around 05:40 and the last train is around 23:25. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Chelmsford around 05:40, and the last at 21:56.

When to book Chelmsford to Southend 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 Southend by train.

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Which train companies operate between Chelmsford and Southend?

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

  • Abellio Greater Anglia
  • Greater Anglia

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

Southend to Chelmsford 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.