Trains from Manchester to Chelmsford

Manchester to Chelmsford train information

Manchester Chelmsford train map

Train duration 3h32m
Arrival Chelmsford, England
Departure Manchester, England
Distance 166 Miles
Lowest train price from £48.50
Average train price £52.00

The route connecting Manchester, which is in England and Chelmsford, located in England is well served by trains. Use our travel search engine to search for your ticket and see the rail company for this journey.

There are 166 miles between the 2 cities and the average journey time from Manchester to Chelmsford is approximately 3h32m. Taking the train is often the quickest option to get to Chelmsford from Manchester, and it's also more environmentally friendly than driving your car or flying.

We found tickets from £48.50 to travel in the next month. Prices will vary depending on the day and hour of travel and how far in advance you purchase your ticket.

Best prices for Manchester to Chelmsford train tickets

from £48.50 MORE 3h32m

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Best prices for Manchester to Chelmsford trains

We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between Manchester and Chelmsford by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets Chelmsford to Manchester and find the best deal for your outbound journey.

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
£48.50 02/03/2024 08:15 1 month ago
£50.80 02/03/2024 08:35 1 month ago
£50.80 02/03/2024 08:55 1 month ago
£53.60 02/03/2024 09:35 1 month ago
£53.60 02/03/2024 09:15 1 month ago

Best prices for the next 180 days.

Discount Manchester - Chelmsford train tickets

Looking to travel for less? Many railcards and discounts are available to spend less for your Manchester Chelmsford train ticket and save even more money on your tickets: special train fares for children, railcards for all ages, group travel, or charity discount. There are five types of railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Two together railcard, Family and Friends Railcard, Senior railcard, Disabled persons railcard.

  • The main benefit of purchasing a railcard is that it only takes a couple of trips to break even.

    You will need to buy at least £88 of train tickets in a year for the card to be worthwile. This number corresponds to the cost of the railcard, £30, divided by the discount, 34%. On every ticket that you purchase afterwards, you will spare money.

    As an example, train tickets from Manchester to Chelmsford cost on average £51.46 (1). When dividing £88 by £51.46 (£88/£51.46 = 1.71), you can see that after only 2 one way journeys from Chelmsford to Manchester, the railcard will have paid for itself.

  • The cost to buy a Disabled persons railcard is £20 while it will cost you £30 to have a 16-25, Two together, Family and Friends or the Senior railcard. All of them enable you to get a third off most adult fares for a whole year.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 6 months for one way journey

Train Journey Average price without railcard(1) With a railcard 34% off(2) Saving based on a one-way trip Number of return trips to pay off the cost
Manchester to Chelmsford train £51.46 £34.31 £17.15 1.71

(1)Average price observed over the last 6 months for one way

(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare