London to Chelmsford trains

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

Great Anglia trains can get you to Chelmsford from the heart of London in just over half an hour. At peak times, there are up to five services an hour connecting the cities. Chelmsford station is within easy reach of the city centre with its shops, restaurants, bars and historic attractions. Tickets from Chelmsford to London start from £16.90. Thanks to our online price promise, you won’t find a cheaper deal anywhere else. In the unlikely event you do find a lower fare, we’ll refund 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 London to Chelmsford?

The first London to Chelmsford service departs at 05:34 Monday to Saturday. On Sundays, the first train leaves London for Chelmsford at 06:44.

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

The last London to Chelmsford train departs at 00:46 Monday to Friday and 00:18 on Saturdays. On Sundays, the last train departs London for Chelmsford at 00:02.

Where does the London to Chelmsford train stop?

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

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

Yes, there is Wi-Fi on your mainline London Liverpool Street to Chelmsford service. Wi-Fi on all routes began rolling out in June 2019, making it easy to catch up on boxsets, update social media or do last-minute preparation for a meeting.

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

The average journey time from London to Chelmsford is 34 minutes. The fastest services from London to Chelmsford take just 32 minutes.