How to travel from Chelmsford to Manchester

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Travel Information from Chelmsford to Manchester

distanceDistance165 miles (266 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$53 - $35
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $35 (€30) • 4 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $53 (€46) • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus, British Airways or Virgin Trains

Travel 165 miles (266 km) by train, bus or flight to Manchester from Chelmsford. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are FlixBus, British Airways or Virgin Trains among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, ferry, flight or train from Chelmsford to Manchester.

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from Chelmsford to Manchester

How to get from Chelmsford to Manchester by train, bus or flight.

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The best way to travel from Chelmsford to Manchester is by taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Find the best route between Chelmsford and Manchester with British Airways and Chiltern Railways. Comparing schedules and prices and booking the most affordable route has never been easier with over 1000 travel companies on Omio.

Chiltern Railways is a regional train company in the United Kingdom which is owned by Arriva Trains and has operated since 1996. Check the different ticket types for your next travel between Chelmsford and Manchester: Duo, Anytime, Season, Super Off Peak, Off Peak and Advance.

    British Airways (BA) is the United Kingdom’s flag carrier airline with headquarters in London near its main hub at London Heathrow Airport (LHR). BA is the second largest UK-based airline in terms of fleet size and number of passengers carried. Known as a full-service global airline, British Airways offers year-round low fares to destinations worldwide and flies to and from centrally-located airports. Its extensive global route network includes more than 170 destinations in nearly 80 countries throughout Europe, North America, South America, Asia, Africa and Australia.

      FAQs: Travel from Chelmsford to Manchester

      FAQs: Travel to Manchester easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Chelmsford to Manchester.

      You can get to Manchester from Chelmsford 3 different ways: train, bus or flight.

      The cheapest way to go to Manchester from Chelmsford is by taking a bus, which costs on average $35 (€30).

      This is compared to other ways of getting from Chelmsford to Manchester:

      A bus is () less than a ferry with an average ticket price of () from Chelmsford to Manchester.

      Taking a bus costs $19 (€16) less than taking a flight, which average ticket prices of $53 (€46).

      Taking a bus costs $26 (€22) less than taking a train, which costs on average $61 (€52) for the same trip.

      The fastest way from Chelmsford to Manchester is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h.

      There are alternative travel options to Manchester that take longer:

      Bus takes 4 h 20 min on average.

      Getting to Manchester by train takes 3 h 32 min on average.

      The distance from Chelmsford to Manchester is approximately 165 miles (266 km).

      The average frequency per day from Chelmsford to Manchester is:

      • Around 2 buses per day.
      • 12 trains a day.

      However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Chelmsford and Manchester as scheduled services by train, bus or flight can vary by season or day of the week.

      These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Chelmsford to Manchester:

      • Most travelers who book a bus ticket from Chelmsford to Manchester depart from Chelmsford, Duke Street to Manchester, Coach Station.
      • Most travelers catch their train from Chelmsford and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

      Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Chelmsford to Manchester:

      • You can travel from Chelmsford to Manchester by bus with FlixBus or National Express. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $35 (€30) with FlixBus from Chelmsford to Manchester.
      • You can travel by plane between Chelmsford and Manchester with British Airways, and you can find British Airways Chelmsford to Manchester tickets for $53 (€46) on Omio.
      • You can go to Manchester from Chelmsford by train with Virgin Trains, Chiltern Railways or CrossCountry. You'll see cheap train tickets for $61 (€52) with Virgin Trains from Chelmsford to Manchester on Omio.

      Yes, there are direct routes from Chelmsford to Manchester with the following travel companies:

      • You can find 1 direct bus per day to Manchester with FlixBus.

      Direct services to Manchester tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your route.

      Many of our customers who book a trip from Chelmsford to Manchester often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like London, Liverpool, Paris, Edinburgh or Glasgow. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Chelmsford and Manchester itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Manchester and any of these top destinations today!
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