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From a lively street market and outlet shopping to country parks and gardens, this small, historic town has plenty to offer any visitor. With the convenience of an array of shops and facilities, plus the stunning rolling hills providing a stunning backdrop to the area, you’re sure to experience the best of both worlds in Braintree. We’re with you as you journey by train from Chelmsford to Braintree.

Check out our live departures board below for train times from Chelmsford to Braintree and start planning your trip. Don’t forget to take a look at our money-saving tips further down the page to help you to get the best price for your fare.

Journey information from Chelmsford to Braintree

  • How long is the average journey duration from Chelmsford to Braintree? 0 hours 29 minutes
  • How long is the fastest journey duration from Chelmsford to Braintree? 0 hours 28 minutes
  • When is the first train from Chelmsford to Braintree? 07:22
  • When is the last train from Chelmsford to Braintree? 21:22
  • How many services run for Chelmsford to Braintree today? 15

The above information is intended as a guide. It may not include timetable alterations because of engineering work, unplanned disruption etc. Please use the journey planner to plan your journey before you travel. Some tickets are subject to restrictions. Please check these before you travel.

The information above refers to direct journeys only. Other journeys may be available by changing train or by using a different London Terminal. At certain times buses may operate some of the journeys shown. Services of all operators on the route shown are included in the figures. Not all tickets may be used on all services.

On many routes, the last journey before services finish for the day departs after midnight. Where this is the case, it is this service (in the early hours of the following morning), and not the last one before midnight that is shown.


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