Writtle University College is 64km/40 miles northeast of central London. Our attractive 220 hectare estate is in the historic village of Writtle, situated 3km/2 miles west of the city of Chelmsford in Essex.

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By Rail 

The train journey from London Liverpool Street Station to Chelmsford takes about 35 minutes, with three to four trains running per hour. You can then get a taxi or catch a bus. You can also travel from Stansted Airport, Clacton, Ipswich, Colchester, Braintree, Brentwood, and Southend to Chelmsford by train.

By Car

We are 25 minutes’ drive from the M25 with ample free parking in designated areas on-site for students and visitors. Download the most appropriate version of a detailed route map from

By Air

London Stansted is only a 35 minute drive from Writtle with flights to many EU destinations. London Southend Airport is around a 45 minute drive from Writtle with some EU destinations. Heathrow and Gatwick, with international destinations, are also easily accessible via the M25 (90 minute drive).

By Shuttle Bus

Writtle University College currently operates a shuttle bus service from and to Chelmsford Railway/Bus Station area on a first come first served basis during Further Education term dates only. The shuttle buses stop in Coval Lane, Chelmsford (by the City Council offices approximately 0.3 miles from the train station). No fee or prior booking is necessary. The service operating times are Monday to Friday 8.15am to 9.15am; 2pm to 4.15pm (limited service) and 4.15pm to 5.15pm during Further Education term times.

By Bus

First Buses numbers 45 and 32 take you to Writtle Village Green which is approximately 10 minutes walk from the main campus. First Bus number 46 stops right outside the campus. First Bus Essex offers discounted travel to Writtle University College students, subject to a passcode and terms and conditions. For more information, email the transport office transport@writtle.ac.uk

By Coach

A regular coach service is available to Chelmsford Bus Station from London and all three major London airports (Stansted, Heathrow and Gatwick).