Chester to Manchester train

Wed, 19 Jun
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Cheap train tickets from Chester to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 19 Jun

Cheapest

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

Northern Rail
08:561h29
Chester
10:25Manchester
£81One-way
0 changes
Northern Rail
18:561h29
Chester
20:25Manchester
£91One-way
0 changes
Northern Rail
14:561h29
Chester
16:25Manchester
£91One-way
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
17:321h12
Chester
18:44Manchester
£151One-way
0 changes

Train timetableChester to Manchester

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wednesday, 19 June
Northern Rail
18:561h29
Chester
20:25Manchester
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
17:321h12
Chester
18:44Manchester
0 changes
Northern Rail
08:561h29
Chester
10:25Manchester
0 changes
Northern Rail
14:561h29
Chester
16:25Manchester
0 changes

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Train times from Chester to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 19 Jun

Fastest Journey

1 h 12 m

Average

1 h 24 m

Trains per day

4

Distance

54 km

Of the 4 trains that leave Chester for Manchester every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Avanti West Coast
17:321h12
Chester
18:44Manchester
£151One-way
0 changes
Northern Rail
18:561h29
Chester
20:25Manchester
£91One-way
0 changes
Northern Rail
08:561h29
Chester
10:25Manchester
£81One-way
0 changes
Northern Rail
14:561h29
Chester
16:25Manchester
£91One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Train from Chester to Manchester

distanceDistance33 miles
durationAverage train duration50 min
priceAverage train ticket price£10 (€11)
frequencyTrain frequency7 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 7 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersNorthern Rail (3), Transport for Wales or Virgin Trains

Trains from Chester to Manchester cover the 33 miles long route taking on average 50 min with our travel partners like Northern Rail (3), Transport for Wales or Virgin Trains. Normally, there are 7 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £6, but the average price of train tickets is £10. Travellers depart most frequently from Chester and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

Train companies: Northern Rail (3), Transport for Wales and Virgin Trains trains Chester to Manchester

Find the best trains to Manchester from Chester with Omio's travel partners Northern Rail (3), Transport for Wales and Virgin Trains from £7. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best route.

Transport for Wales is a public transport provider in Wales, UK. It operates a comprehensive network of trains, buses and ferries across the country. The trains are modern and comfortable, with a range of different types including InterCity Express Trains, Regional Trains, and Metro Trains. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a range of food and drink options. There are a variety of ticket types available, including single and return tickets, season tickets, and group tickets. The most popular routes include Cardiff to Swansea, Cardiff to Newport, and Cardiff to Manchester.

Chester to Manchester train information with Transport for Wales:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 31 min
  • Cheapest Price: £22

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.

FAQs: Chester to Manchester train

FAQs: Travel by train from Chester 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
Cheap train tickets from Chester to Manchester can start from as little as £6 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Chester to Manchester is £10; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The train time between Chester and Manchester is on average 50 min   for the 33 mile long journey, but the time it takes to go from Chester to Manchester by train can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Chester to Manchester leaves at 05: 56. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Chester to Manchester leaves at 22: 22.
Yes, there are 7 direct trains a day from Chester to Manchester with Northern Rail (3) or Transport for Wales. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer direct trains.
Take the Chester to Manchester train with Northern Rail (3), Transport for Wales or Virgin Trains. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the trip between Chester and Manchester as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 22: 22.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Chester, which is located around 1.3 miles (2.1 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Manchester Piccadilly, located 0.5 miles (767 m) away from the city centre.

A day trip to Manchester from Chester is worth doing with a journey time of 50 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Chester to Manchester by train is November.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel to Manchester from Chester including taking a train or coach.

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