The city of Chelmsford is located right in the heart of Essex. Within a 15-minute drive off Junction 8 of the M25 and also well connected to London (only 30 miles north-east), it’s easy to travel from the East of England and the capital, as well as the rest of the UK and other international destinations. Whilst visiting the city, its compact centre allows you to explore most sights by foot. But there are over 5,000 car parking spaces in the city’s many car parks, so it won’t be difficult should you arrive by car.
Getting around Chelmsford
Chelmsford Bus Station is extremely central, with frequent connections to the rest of the city, the surrounding villages and rural areas. The bus service connects the city centre with Chelmer Valley Park & Ride to the north of the city (if you’re approaching via the A130), as well as Sandor Park & Ride at the A12/A414 junction to the east.
National Express also runs a variety of national coach services connecting Chelmsford with the rest of the UK. These run from the coach stop, which is just five minutes’ walk from the city centre.
Chelmsford Train Station
All of London’s airports are within an hour and a half of the city of Chelmsford, with Stansted Airport and London Southend Airport being the closest. Both are around 30 minutes’ drive away and offer international flights to a variety of destinations.
Airport transfers by taxi can cost quite a lot of money to either one. Therefore, a cheaper option is the frequent X30 bus, which runs from Southend to Stansted Airport and includes stops in both Chelmsford and Southend Airport along the route. If you prefer to stay closer to the airport so you don’t have to do all your travelling in one day, you can book into one our hotels near Stansted Airport.
Chelmsford Train Station is less than five minutes from the heart of the city centre, and an easy three-minute walk from our City Centre hotel. Convenient rail links to London run up to six times an hour to Liverpool Street Station, taking just 35 minutes. Connections also run frequently to Ipswich, Norwich and Colchester, so it’s not difficult to travel around the region by rail.