Chester to Manchester train

Cheap train tickets from Chester to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 26 May

Cheapest

£10

Average

£10

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Northern Rail
07:23Chester0h56 08:19Manchester
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£101One-way
Northern Rail
12:22Chester0h53 13:15Manchester
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£101One-way
Northern Rail
16:17Chester1h00 17:17Manchester
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£101One-way
Northern Rail
10:25Chester0h50 11:15Manchester
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£101One-way
Northern Rail
08:23Chester0h56 09:19Manchester
0 changes
£101One-way

Train schedule Chester to Manchester

Showing trains for tomorrow, Thursday, 26 May
Northern Rail
07:23Chester0h56 08:19Manchester
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Northern Rail
08:23Chester0h56 09:19Manchester
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Northern Rail
09:25Chester0h50 10:15Manchester
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Northern Rail
10:25Chester0h50 11:15Manchester
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Northern Rail
12:22Chester0h53 13:15Manchester
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Northern Rail
16:17Chester1h00 17:17Manchester
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Fastest train times from Chester to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 26 May

Fastest Journey

50 m

Average

54 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

54 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Chester for Manchester every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Northern Rail
10:25Chester0h50 11:15Manchester
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£101One-way
Northern Rail
09:25Chester0h50 10:15Manchester
0 changes
£101One-way
Northern Rail
12:22Chester0h53 13:15Manchester
0 changes
£101One-way
Northern Rail
08:23Chester0h56 09:19Manchester
0 changes
£101One-way
Northern Rail
07:23Chester0h56 08:19Manchester
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£101One-way

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Overview: Train from Chester to Manchester

distanceDistance33 miles (54 km)
durationAverage train duration52 min
priceAverage train ticket price£10 (€12)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesNorthern Rail or Transport for Wales

Trains from Chester to Manchester cover the 33 miles (54 km) long journey taking on average 52 min with our travel partners like Northern Rail or Transport for Wales. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £10, 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.
FAQs
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train to Manchester from Chester for as little as £7  in the next 7 days.
If you’re looking to purchase tickets for this route in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Chester to Manchester train prices are on average £10  one way.
The train distance from Chester to Manchester is around 33 miles (54 km).
The Chester to Manchester train duration is on average 52 min, which is to be expected when travelling 33 miles (54 km) between Chester and Manchester. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.

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

You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, Chester, located approximately 0.7 miles (1.1 km) from the city centre of Chester. The most popular arrival train station in Manchester, called Manchester Piccadilly, is located around 0.7 miles (1.2 km) away from its city centre.

Take the Chester to Manchester train with Northern Rail or Transport for Wales. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the route from Chester to Manchester as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
The average number of trains departing Chester for Manchester is 25 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
You can take the first train from Chester to Manchester at 04: 37   or take the last train from Chester to Manchester leaving at 21: 48. Look for the latest Chester Manchester train schedule on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this trip.
You can find a train between Chester and Manchester to cost on average £10 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 route. 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

Chester
Manchester
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.

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