Trains from Southampton to Chelmsford

Southampton to Chelmsford train information

Southampton Chelmsford train map

Train duration 2h55m
Arrival Chelmsford, England
Departure Southampton, England
Distance 99 Miles
Train operators Cross Country
Lowest train price from £40.95
Average train price £49.00

Which operators can I use?

The journey from Southampton, situated in England and Chelmsford, which is in England is well served by trains. The trains are operated by the following rail companies: Cross Country.

How far is it by train?

On average, the journey takes around 2h55m by train because of the 99 miles to travel to Chelmsford from Southampton. The journey time will vary depending if your train is direct or with stops.

How much does it costs?

The lowest ticket price we've found for the next 180 days is £40.95 one way.

Best prices for Southampton to Chelmsford train tickets

from £40.95 MORE 2h55m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £11.00 MORE 5h08m

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Best prices for Southampton to Chelmsford trains

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

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Southampton
Airport Parkway
Chelmsford
£40.95 14/12/2019 07:01 Cross Country 28 days ago
Southampton
Airport Parkway
Chelmsford
£42.35 14/12/2019 07:18 Cross Country 28 days ago
Southampton
Airport Parkway
Chelmsford
£45.35 14/12/2019 13:27 Cross Country 28 days ago
Southampton
Airport Parkway
Chelmsford
£45.80 14/12/2019 17:08 28 days ago
Southampton
Airport Parkway
Chelmsford
£45.80 14/12/2019 18:08 28 days ago
Southampton
Airport Parkway
Chelmsford
£45.80 14/12/2019 13:08 28 days ago
Southampton
Airport Parkway
Chelmsford
£45.80 14/12/2019 12:08 28 days ago
Southampton
Airport Parkway
Chelmsford
£45.80 14/12/2019 14:08 28 days ago
Southampton
Airport Parkway
Chelmsford
£47.50 14/12/2019 08:08 28 days ago
Southampton
Airport Parkway
Chelmsford
£48.90 14/12/2019 07:08 28 days ago

Best prices for the next 180 days.

Discount Southampton - Chelmsford train tickets

The easiest way to spend less on your Southampton Chelmsford train ticket is probably to buy a railcard. While regional railcards are available in some areas, National railcards enable you to spend less on most rail fares across the UK. Everyone is eligible to at least a certain railcard, even non-UK citizens. National railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Senior discount card, Two together railcard, Family and Friends discount card and Disabled persons railcard.

  • When getting a railcard, the idea is to make savings after several trips. But is it really relevant when taking the train from Southampton to Chelmsford? Grab your calculator, taking into account:

    A = the railcard cost (i.e.: £30)

    B = average discount offered by the railcard (i.e.: 34%)

    C = average fare for a Southampton Chelmsford ticket (i.e.: £48.35)(1)

    Start by dividing A by B: this will show you the budget from which the card will be worthwile. Then divide that number by C. You will see the average number of trips needed per year to start saving money.

    In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£48.35 = 1.82. Your railcard will be worth the investment after on average 2 trips from Southampton to Chelmsford (one way journey).

  • The price to buy a Disabled persons railcard is £20 while it will cost you £30 to have the 16-25, Two together, Family and Friends or the Senior railcard. All of them enable you to save 34% off most adult fares for an entire 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
Southampton to Chelmsford train £48.35 £32.23 £16.12 1.83

(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