How to find us

Situated in the very heart of Essex just 30 miles north east of London, Chelmsford is easy to get to by plane, train and car.

Whether you want to want to watch a performance in the Chelmsford Theatres, splash the cash in the High Street, learn about Chelmsford’s heritage at the Museum, or relax in one of the many parks surrounding Chelmsford, getting here won’t be a problem.

With fast, frequent and direct routes to the East of England, London, rest of the UK and to international destinations; it really couldn’t be easier to visit.


Getting Here

By Road

Chelmsford is within a 15 minute drive of junction 28 of the M25 giving excellent access to the national road network. The A12, which links London with the east coast of England, is within easy reach. There are over 5000 parking spaces available in Chelmsford’s many car parks.

To see which car park is the best for you in Chelmsford, click here.



By Train

Chelmsford has excellent rail links to London and the rest of the East of England. Up to six trains an hour connect Chelmsford to London Liverpool Street with a journey time of about 35 minutes, and there are also regular services to Ipswich, Norwich, Clacton-on-Sea and Colchester.

When you arrive at Chelmsford rail station it’s easy to get straight to your destination as Chelmsford rail station is located just a short, five minute walk from the city centre where you could go shopping, visit Chelmsford Cathedral or even go ice skating. It couldn't be easier!

For more information on rail services call National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484950 or click here.

Getting Here

By Bus

First Bus operates an extensive service connecting urban and rural Chelmsford and surrounding areas. For more information on bus services call 01245 263859 or click here. National Express also provides coach services with the coach stop only a five minute walk from the city centre.

By Air

All London Airports are all less than 1.5 hours drive from Chelmsford city centre. London's fastest growing airport, Stansted, is within 30 minutes of Chelmsford. From Stansted airport Chelmsford can be reached by the regular X30 Bus Service, by taxi or by road on the A120 and A130.

By Sea

The east coast port of Harwich is about a one hour drive or 75 minutes away by bus from Chelmsford. You can even take a scenic route and enjoy the beautiful countryside on your way. The Channel Tunnel and Channel ports can also be reached within about an hour and a half.