Chelmsford to London trains

Greater Anglia offers regular and direct trains from Chelmsford to London.

Trains depart Chelmsford for London regularly during the day, with up to five services an hour at peak times. Trains from Chelmsford arrive into London Liverpool Street, just a stone’s throw from Shoreditch, Old Street and the City. The journey from Chelmsford to London is around 35 minutes*, though some fast services take just 32 minutes to reach the capital. Chelmsford to London train fares start from £16.90. Thanks to our online price promise, you won’t find cheaper deals anywhere else. In the unlikely event you do find a lower fare, we’ll refund you the difference.

As things stand, we are currently running a near full timetable and the length of our trains are almost back to normal. However, as we are experiencing lower passenger numbers, our trains have become quieter than normal. As a result it is now even easier for passengers to social distance.

There are no seat reservations on our trains.
Passengers should spread out throughout the carriage, and keep a safe distance away from those who are not members of their family or in the same bubble.
Constant announcements and pre-departure messages on trains and stations will remind passengers to social distance.

It is mandatory for all passengers on trains and stations to wear a face covering/mask unless they are exempt. These exemptions apply to children under the age of 11 & People who have a disability that prevents them from being able to put on or remove face coverings.
Face coverings can be removed temporarily to eat or drink on trains.

£600,000 has been invested into extra cleaners and cleaning equipment such as:

  • Fogging guns (used to sanitise and disinfect large areas)
  • Powerful vacuum cleaners (clean the air as well as the floor/upholstery)
  • Hygiene monitoring equipment (to make sure our cleaning is as effective and efficient as possible)
  • Soap, water and free hand sanitizers at all stations.

We are increasing cleaning and paying attention to high touch areas on our vehicles. When necessary, we are creating a ‘bubble’ around our drivers in order to reduce their own risk and the risk of all passengers on the train. In some cases, operators have even installed clear barriers to reduce risk.
All travellers are required to wear face coverings on rail replacement or risk being fined.
Despite lower passenger loadings standby levels have been maintained and, in some areas, increased to provide additional social distancing capacity.

Have Questions? Read Our FAQ Below

What time does the first train leave from Chelmsford to London?

The first Chelmsford to London Liverpool Street service departs at 05:11 Monday to Saturday. On Sundays, the first train leaves Chelmsford at 06:55.

What time does the last train leave from Chelmsford to London?

The last Chelmsford to London service departs 23:25 Monday to Sunday.

Where does the Chelmsford to London train stop?

The Chelmsford to London service stops at Ingatestone, Shenfield and Stratford and terminates at London Liverpool Street. Stops may differ depending on the service as fast trains skip some stations.

Is there Wi-Fi on the Chelmsford to London train?

Yes, there is free Wi-Fi on Chelmsford to London services. Wi-Fi on all routes began rolling out in June 2019, allowing you to catch up on your boxsets, update social media or do last-minute preparation for a meeting.

How long does it take to get from Chelmsford to London?

The average journey time from Chelmsford to London is 35 minutes. Fast trains take around 32 minutes to reach the capital.