Out and About in Braintree

Braintree offers two railway stations, Braintree and Braintree Freeport next to the Braintree Village shopping area. Service frequency is approximately once an hour during the daytime.

Regular bus services run within Braintree and services also include routes to neighbouring towns and cities, including Chelmsford, Colchester, Halstead and Witham. There is also a shuttle bus service to Stansted Airport that runs regularly through the town also.

The main roads into and out of Braintree include the A120, which serves as the town's main bypass. It provides a quick link to the M11 and Stansted Airport, situated almost 16 miles (26 km) away from the town to the west. The A120 also leads to the town of Colchester and the A12 to the east.

Other routes include the A131, which serve people between Sudbury and Chelmsford, and the B1018, which links Braintree to Witham.

For families, Braintree offers a good amount of Primary and Secondary schools as well as Braintree College  

Braintree town centre offers a great mix of high street names and boutiques. It hosts a range of places to dine and many cafes to grab a drink.

Places to visit in Braintree include

  • Braintree shopping village – Cineworld – Swimming Centre and Bowling Venue
  • Chelmsford City Racecourse
  • Braintree District Museum
  • Blake House Craft Centre
  • Braintree and Bocking public gardens