Getting around

With so many things to see and do in Chelmsford, getting around couldn’t be easier. Travelling on foot is a great option and is the perfect way to get to Chelmsford Cathedral or visit Chelmsford’s very own West End.

If you’re looking to explore a little further afield then Chelmsford is well served by local buses and taxis, you could visit Tropical Wings World of Wildlife or perhaps go to a festival or event at Hylands House and Estate.

You can even cycle on one of the many dedicated cycle paths and enjoy the scenery at your own pace and relax at Marsh Farm Country Park or Paper Mill Lock.

Getting Around


Chelmsford has over 30km of designated cycle routes to explore. To discover the numerous cycle routes in Chelmsford or to download a cycle map, visit Essex Highways Routes and Maps.


Chelmsford Shopmobility offers visitors who have limited mobility access to the city centre and its facilities by providing hire of wheelchairs and scooters. Two Shopmobility branches operate in Chelmsford city centre. These can be found on Market Road near the Cathedral, and in the Meadows Shopping Centre car park, opposite the Odeon cinema. For more information about these services, visit The Shopmobility Scheme or Meadows Shopmobility or call 01245 357097.

Getting Around


First Buses operate an extensive service in and around Chelmsford, serving areas such as South Woodham Ferrers, Hylands House & Estate and Writtle, making every area of Chelmsford even more accessible.


Park and Ride

Chelmsford has two Park & Ride sites in Chelmer Valley and Sandon. Both sites provide a comfortable, frequent and convenient service into the city centre, with stops at key locations throughout the city.



There are 10 taxi ranks in Chelmsford, providing set locations where visitors can hire a fully licensed taxi. You can also find the number of a licensed taxi firm while you're out and about using the Get Me Home app.