Getting Here

Chelmsford is perfectly located in the heart of Essex, just 30 miles north east of London, and easy to access by car, train, and taxi.

Once you get here, you’ll 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 relax in one of Chelmsford's beautiful parks and open spaces.

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

By Road

You can reach Chelmsford within a 15-minute drive from the M25 (Junction 28), giving excellent access to the national road network. Nearby is the A12, which links London with the east coast of England. Finding a place to leave your car will be easy too, since Chelmsford’s city centre has over 5000 available parking spaces. To find the best car park for you, please check the links below:

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

By Train

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

Once you've arrived at Chelmsford Station, a five-minute stroll will take you straight into the city centre, with its superb retail stores, restaurants, visitor attractions, and entertainment.

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 that connects urban and rural Chelmsford, and the surrounding areas. For more information on bus services, call 01245 263859, or visit firstgroup.com/essex. National Express also provides coach services, with the coach stop just five minutes’ walk from the city centre.

Getting Around

Happily, with so many things to see and do in Chelmsford, getting around couldn’t be easier!

Travelling on foot is a great option, and the perfect way to reach Chelmsford Cathedral, Central Park and Admirals Park in the city centre. Or why not hire one of our SPIN scooters, and discover the city on a leisurely ride?

If you'd like to explore a little further afield, Chelmsford is well-served by local buses and taxis. You could visit Sandford Mill, or perhaps head to one of the many events held at Hylands House and Estate.

You can even take a two-wheel spin on one of the many dedicated cycle paths, and enjoy the scenery at your own pace… before relaxing at Paper Mill Lock.

Cycling

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

Shopmobility

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 call01245 357097.

Bus

First Bus operates an extensive service in and around Chelmsford, serving areas including South Woodham Ferrers, Hylands House & Estate, and Writtle, making Chelmsford even more accessible

Park & Ride

Chelmsford offers 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 en route.

Taxi

There are multiple taxi ranks in and around Chelmsford. Those closest to the city centre can be found on Viaduct Road, Market Road, and Bond Street.