Cardiff to Chester train

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Cheap train tickets from Cardiff to Chester

Showing times and prices for 23 May

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Cardiff to Chester is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Transport for Wales
11:252h56
Cardiff
14:21Chester
£311One-way
0 changes
Transport for Wales
09:223h04
Cardiff
12:26Chester
£591One-way
0 changes

Train timetableCardiff to Chester

Showing trains for tomorrow, Thursday, 23 May
Transport for Wales
11:252h56
Cardiff
14:21Chester
0 changes
Transport for Wales
09:223h04
Cardiff
12:26Chester
0 changes

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Train times from Cardiff to Chester

Showing times and prices for 23 May

Fastest Journey

2 h 56 m

Average

3 h

Trains per day

2

Distance

191 km

Of the 2 trains that leave Cardiff for Chester every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Transport for Wales
11:252h56
Cardiff
14:21Chester
£311One-way
0 changes
Transport for Wales
09:223h04
Cardiff
12:26Chester
£591One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Train from Cardiff to Chester

distanceDistance118 miles
durationAverage train duration2 h 56 min
priceAverage train ticket price£42 (€47)
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain companiesTransport for Wales or CrossCountry

Trains from Cardiff to Chester cover the 118 miles long route taking on average 2 h 56 min with our travel partners like Transport for Wales or CrossCountry. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £23, but the average price of train tickets is £42. Travellers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Chester.

Train providers: Transport for Wales and CrossCountry trains Cardiff to Chester

Transport for Wales and CrossCountry trains will get you between Cardiff and Chester from £30. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

Cross Country trains are a UK-based train operator that provides services across the country including trains from Cardiff to Chester. They offer a range of services, from express services to local services, and have a variety of ticket types to suit different needs. Their express services, such as the CrossCountry Voyager and CrossCountry XC Trains, offer a fast and comfortable journey, with onboard facilities such as free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a selection of snacks and drinks. Their local services, such as the CrossCountry Regional and CrossCountry Regional Express, provide a more leisurely journey, with stops at smaller stations along the way. They also offer a range of ticket types, such as Advance, Anytime, and Off-Peak tickets, to suit different budgets and travel needs. The most popular routes for Cross Country trains include London to Birmingham, Manchester to Edinburgh, and Bristol to Reading.

CrossCountry from Cardiff to Chester train information:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 59 min
  • Cheapest Price: £43

FAQs: Cardiff to Chester train

FAQs: Travel by train from Cardiff to Chester 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 Cardiff to Chester.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Cardiff to Chester can start from as little as £23 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Cardiff to Chester is £42; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Cardiff to Chester train travel time is 2 h 56 min   for the 118 mile long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Cardiff to Chester leaves at 08: 45. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Cardiff to Chester leaves at 21: 15.
Take the Cardiff to Chester train with Transport for Wales or CrossCountry. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the journey to Chester from Cardiff as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 21: 15.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Cardiff Central, which is located around 1.1 miles (1.8 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Chester, located 1.3 miles (2.1 km) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month to travel from Cardiff to Chester by train is November.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel between Cardiff and Chester including taking a coach or train.

Important Stations and Airports in Cardiff and Chester

Cardiff
Chester
The major railway station for departures from Cardiff is Cardiff Central. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Cardiff Central for your trip from Cardiff to Chester.
Amenities at station
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ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sat: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sun: 07: 30 - 21: 30
Public transport options for Cardiff Central
Commuter rail lines: City Line, Rhondda Line, Rhymney Line, Valley Line, South Wales Main Line
Train lines: Transport for Wales, CrossCountry, Great Western Railway
Location for Rail Replacement Services: At the rear car park (Penarth Road entrance)
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Public transport options for Cardiff Queen Street
Onward travel information: Limited service from stop outside station Mondays to Fridays
Location for Rail Replacement Services: For services towards Cardiff Central use the bus stop at the front of the station. For services towards Cathays use the bus stop in front of the shop opposite the station entrance. Please ask a member of station staff if you are unsure of which stop to use.
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Public transport options for Cardiff Bay
Onward travel information: There is a bus stop outside the station.
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Wait at the bus stop close to the station entrance on Bute Street
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ParkingParking
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Phone Number
+44 3333211202
Public transport options for Rhoose Cardiff International Airport
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Wait at bus stop on Station Road adjacent to level crossing
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Public transport options for Whitchurch (Cardiff)
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Along the A470 (Northern Avenue) towards Cardiff at the bus stop after the junction with Caedelyn Road

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