Edinburgh to Chelmsford by train

  • First train
    06:26
  • Last train
    23:40
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    5hr 32m
  • Distance
    527 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    25
  • Avg. journey time
    6hr 17m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Edinburgh to Chelmsford by train

Fast trains from Edinburgh to Chelmsford take around 5 hours and 32 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 527 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Edinburgh and Chelmsford.

1. Are there direct trains from Edinburgh to Chelmsford?

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

We usually find around 24 departures on the route from Edinburgh 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 26 departures.

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

The Edinburgh to Chelmsford train travel time is normally about 5 hours and 32 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Chelmsford is usually scheduled to depart Edinburgh around 06:26 and the last train is around 23:40. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Edinburgh around 06:20, and the last at 23:15.

When to book Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh to Chelmsford by train.

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Which train companies operate between Edinburgh and Chelmsford?

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

  • Abellio Greater Anglia
  • East Coast
  • Greater Anglia
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • London Underground
  • Serco Caledonian Sleeper
  • UK Rail Connections

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

Chelmsford to Edinburgh 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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