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Overview: Coach from Chester to Manchester

distanceDistance33 miles (54 km)
durationAverage coach duration2 h 5 min
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express

Coaches from Chester to Manchester cover the 33 miles (54 km) long journey taking on average 2 h 5 min with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct coach services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Chester and arrive in Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.

Coach companies: National Express Chester to Manchester

National Express will get you from Chester to Manchester at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best coach times, prices and tickets for your trip.

National Express

National Express is the leading coach operator for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 coaches a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveller in mind. All National Express coaches are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most coaches are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the Chester - Manchester coach: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.

    National Express 's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your coach from Chester to Manchester are the following:

    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended
    • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
    • Verification of ticket with valid ID
    • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
    • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
      • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
      • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
      • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
      • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

    Buses from Chester to Manchester: Journey Details

    National Express Coaches operates five buses from Chester to Manchester seven days a week. There are departures from around 5:00 a.m. until about 9:00 p.m. Journey times vary from 1.5 to 2.5 hours, with some routes involving a connection at Liverpool.

    Taking the Bus from Chester

    Buses from Chester to Manchester depart from Vicars Lane, located in the city centre, near the Roman Amphitheatre. Chester is a small, compact city that is easy to explore on foot. Buses, operated by Arriva and Stagecoach, cover the city centre and suburbs, as well as running to other towns in the region, such as Ellesmere Port and Liverpool. A taxi rank is located on Foregate Street.

    Getting into Manchester by Bus

    Manchester is a large city in the North West of England, which has seen continuous occupation since pre-Roman times. The Industrial Revolutions of the 18th and 19th centuries saw Manchester reach its heyday, much of which can be seen in its remaining architecture and museums, such as the Museum of Science and Industry. Today Manchester can offer its visitors plenty of shopping and fine dining, as well as a lively nightlife and music scene. Buses from Chester to Manchester arrive at the revamped Manchester Chorlton Street Coach Station, which is close to Manchester Piccadilly Train Station and the Arndale Shopping Centre in the city centre. First Bus operates Manchester's transport network of trams, local buses and night routes. A taxi rank is also located outside the Chorlton Street Coach Station.

    Travel Tips: Coach to Manchester from Chester

    Take the bus 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 Chester to Manchester.

    How many miles is it from Chester to Manchester by coach?

    The coach distance from Chester to Manchester is around 33 miles (54 km).

    How long does it take from Chester to Manchester by coach?

    On average the coach from Chester to Manchester duration is 2 h 5 min  for the 33 miles (54 km) long trip, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.

    What station does the Chester to Manchester coach leave from? Which Manchester coach station do I come into from Chester?

    When taking the coach to Manchester from Chester, you can choose to depart from coach stations like Chester, Gorse Stacks (Bus Interchange), Chester, Zoo Main Entrance and Chester, Railway Station. Your route can end in coach stations such as Manchester, Shudehill Interchange, Manchester, Coach Station and Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.

    Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Chester   and arrive in Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.

    Where is the Chester coach station located? Where is the Manchester coach station located?

    Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their coaches from Chester and need to travel around 0.7 miles (1.1 km) from the city centre to get to this coach station.

    Passengers arriving in Manchester most often arrive at Manchester, Shudehill Interchange and need to travel around 0.3 miles (489 m) from this coach station to the city centre.

    Which coach companies can get me from Chester to Manchester?

    For the best Chester to Manchester coach to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with National Express. However, it's always good to check all possible coach companies with services from Chester to Manchester to compare what amenities they may offer.

    When is the earliest coach from Chester to Manchester? When is the last coach from Chester to Manchester?

    The earliest coach departing from Chester to Manchester leaves at 08: 41. The last coach departing from Chester to Manchester leaves at 08: 41. You can find the latest Chester to Manchester coach timetable on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.