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 £18. 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.

What we are doing to keep you safe:

  • We're continuing to clean and sanitise our trains and stations
  • Ventilation – air conditioning on all our new trains and some old trains sucks in fresh air every six to nine minutes. Other trains have opening windows. On all trains, doors opening at stations lets more air in.

Try walking down the platform or train, as there are often fewer people further down the train.

If you are still nervous about travelling on busier trains, you can use our less busy trains tool on our website for help with finding a train with fewer passengers.

If you’re at the station, a member of staff will be able to advise you about a quieter alternative. If you’re at an unstaffed station just press the help button on the ticket machine and one of our customer service staff at Norwich will be able to advise you.

We’d like you to carry on wearing a face covering if you can when you’re on busy trains and stations, please. Government advice is still to wear a face covering in crowded and enclosed places.

Thank you to all our customers who wear their face coverings when travelling with us. It’s a simple way for us all to keep each other safe.

For full information on latest face coverings advice, visit the Government's website.

  • We're cleaning and sanitising our trains and stations, paying particular attention to high touch areas such as push buttons, door handles and grab rails.
  • We're carrying out turnaround cleaning inside trains at terminus stations throughout the day. This includes high touch point areas such as grab rails and washroom surfaces.
  • We’re using fogging guns with a fine mist of disinfectant for train cleaning in depots.

Yes, we have hand sanitiser available at all staffed stations and we're keeping soap and water topped up in our toilets on stations and trains so you can wash your hands. It’s a good idea to carry your own small bottle of hand sanitiser with you.

Practising good hygiene will help yourself and others.

We continue high levels of cleaning and paying attention to high touch areas on our vehicles. When appropriate, we have created a ‘bubble’ around our drivers in order to reduce their own risk and the risk of all passengers on the rail replacement bus. In some cases, operators have even installed clear barriers to reduce risk.
All travellers are encouraged to wear face coverings on rail replacement.

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 05:23 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 33 minutes. The fastest services from London to Chelmsford take just 27 minutes.

London Liverpool Street

  • Ticket office
  • Bus service
  • Prepurchase collection
  • Ticket machine
  • Toilets
  • Taxi-rank
  • Wifi
  • Seated area available


  • Ticket office
  • Bus service
  • Prepurchase collection
  • Car park
  • Ticket machine
  • Toilets
  • Taxi-rank
  • Wifi