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Overview: Train from Chester to Manchester

distanceDistance33 miles (54 km)
durationAverage train duration56 min
priceAverage train ticket price£8 (€9)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesNorthern Rail, Arriva Trains Wales or Avanti West Coast

Trains from Chester to Manchester cover the 33 miles (54 km) long journey taking on average 56 min with our travel partners like Northern Rail, Arriva Trains Wales or Avanti West Coast. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £8, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £7. Travellers depart most frequently from Chester and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

Trains from Chester to Manchester

Trains from Chester to Manchester are operated by Arriva Trains Wales, Cross Country, Virgin Trains and Northern Rail. The first train of the day usually departs from Chester at just after 3:30 a.m. The last train of the day leaves for Manchester at just before 11:30 p.m. Trains from Chester to Manchester run at least once per hour at night and up to every 10-20 minutes during the day. The journey takes between 1 and 1.5 hours, most routes are direct, but some require a change.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Chester to Manchester?

Departure Station: All trains headed to Manchester depart from Chester Train Station. The station is less than 1 mile from the centre of Chester, taxis and buses stop right outside the station.

Arrival Station: Trains from Chester stop at both Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Oxford Road stations. Both of the train stations are less than 1 mile from the city centre, buses and taxis are available outside. A free Metroshuttle bus stops at both stations and travels around the city and various attractions.

Travel Tips

Trains from Chester to Manchester
Travel by train 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 much does a cheap train between Chester and Manchester cost?
Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest train between Chester and Manchester for the next 7 days starting from £7  one way.
How much does the train from Chester to Manchester cost on average?
The Chester to Manchester train ticket price is on average £8  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this route in the next week.
How far is it from Chester to Manchester by train?
The distance from Chester to Manchester by train is approximately 33 miles (54 km).
How long does it take from Chester to Manchester by train?
While the time it takes to travel 33 miles (54 km) between Chester and Manchester can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Chester to Manchester is on average 56 min.
When travelling by train from Chester to Manchester, which train station in Chester do I depart from and which train station in Manchester do I arrive in?

Omio customers book a train from Chester   to Manchester Piccadilly   most frequently for this route.

Where do I find the Chester train station to Manchester? Where is the Manchester train station?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Chester, which is located around 0.7 miles (1.1 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Manchester Piccadilly, located 0.4 miles (587 m) away from the city centre.

What train companies go from Chester to Manchester?
For the best Chester to Manchester train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Northern Rail, Arriva Trains Wales or Avanti West Coast. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services from Chester to Manchester to compare what amenities they may offer.
How many train services per day are there between Chester and Manchester?
On average, there are 16 trains a day from Chester to Manchester. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
How far in advance should I buy a train ticket between Chester and Manchester to get the best deals?
You can find a train from Chester to Manchester to cost on average £8 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the Chester to Manchester train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

The major railway station for departures from Chester is Chester. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Chester for your trip between Chester and Manchester.