Getting Here

Perfectly located in the very heart of Essex - just 30 miles north east of London and easy to access by car, train and even plane!

Once here, you have endless options and opportunities to create a great day out! Why not take in a performance at Chelmsford Theatres? Splash your cash in the busy High Street, find out more about Chelmsford's heritage at the Museum or simply just relax in one of Chelmsford's beautiful parks & open spaces.

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.

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 also nearby. Chelmsford’s city centre has over 5000 available car parking spaces, to find the best car park for you please see links below;

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

By Train

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

Arriving at Chelmsford Station you are literally just a short, five-minute walk from the city centre with its superb retail stores, restaurants, visitor attractions and entertainments.

For more information on rail services visit National Rail Enquiries or call them on 0845 748 4950.

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 visit 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 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.

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 visiting Central Park or Admirals Park in the city centre.

If you’re looking to explore a little further afield then Chelmsford is well served by local buses and taxis, you could visit Sandford Mill 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 Paper Mill Lock.


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.


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 & 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 multiple Taxi ranks in and around Chelmsford, the closest to the centre can be found on Viaduct Road, Market Road and Bond Street.