Southampton to Chelmsford by train

  • First train
    05:12
  • Last train
    23:16
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 31m
  • Distance
    154 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    29
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 22m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Southampton to Chelmsford by train

Fast trains from Southampton to Chelmsford take around 2 hours and 31 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 154 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Southampton and Chelmsford.

1. Are there direct trains from Southampton to Chelmsford?

Journeys between Southampton and Chelmsford usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 29 departures on the route from Southampton to Chelmsford every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 31 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Southampton to Chelmsford?

The Southampton to Chelmsford train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 31 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Southampton to Chelmsford train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Chelmsford is usually scheduled to depart Southampton around 04:52 and the last train is around 23:08. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Southampton around 05:12, and the last at 23:16.

When to book Southampton to Chelmsford train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Southampton to Chelmsford by train.

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Which train companies operate between Southampton and Chelmsford?

More than one train company operates on the route from Southampton to Chelmsford, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Abellio Greater Anglia
  • Greater Anglia
  • London Underground
  • South West Trains
  • South Western Railway
  • UK Rail Connections

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.