Edinburgh to Chester train

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Cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Chester

Showing times and prices for 23 May

Cheapest

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

Avanti West Coast
08:523h52
Edinburgh
12:44Chester
£591One-way
0 changes
Transpennine Express
08:124h38
Edinburgh
12:50Chester
£591One-way
0 changes

Train timetableEdinburgh to Chester

Showing trains for tomorrow, Thursday, 23 May
Transpennine Express
08:124h38
Edinburgh
12:50Chester
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
08:523h52
Edinburgh
12:44Chester
0 changes

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Train times from Edinburgh to Chester

Showing times and prices for 23 May

Fastest Journey

3 h 52 m

Average

4 h 15 m

Trains per day

2

Distance

308 km

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

Avanti West Coast
08:523h52
Edinburgh
12:44Chester
£591One-way
0 changes
Transpennine Express
08:124h38
Edinburgh
12:50Chester
£591One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Train from Edinburgh to Chester

distanceDistance190 miles
durationAverage train duration3 h 17 min
priceAverage train ticket price£54 (€60)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain companiesVirgin Trains or TransPennine Express

Trains from Edinburgh to Chester cover the 190 miles long journey taking on average 3 h 17 min with our travel partners like Virgin Trains or TransPennine Express. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £54, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £29. Travellers depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Chester.

FAQs: Edinburgh to Chester train

FAQs: Travel by train from Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh to Chester.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Chester can start from as little as £29 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Edinburgh to Chester is £54; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Edinburgh to Chester train travel time is 3 h 17 min   for the 190 mile long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Edinburgh to Chester leaves at 06: 52. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Edinburgh to Chester leaves at 20: 11.
There are 12 trains a day from Edinburgh to Chester which require at least one change with Virgin Trains or TransPennine Express. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
When taking a train from Edinburgh to Chester, you can count on Virgin Trains or TransPennine Express for the best way to get you to Chester. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service between Edinburgh and Chester and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 20: 11.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley, which is located around 0.4 miles (727 m) 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 Edinburgh to Chester by train is November.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 3 ways to travel from Edinburgh to Chester including taking a train, flight or coach.

Important Stations and Airports in Edinburgh and Chester

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Chester
The major railway station for departures from Edinburgh is Edinburgh Waverley. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Edinburgh Waverley for your trip from Edinburgh to Chester.
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Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 05: 00 - 23: 59 | Sun: 07: 00 - 23: 59
Public transport options for Edinburgh Waverley
Bus lines: 22, 30, 33, X22, X25, X37
Train lines: Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper, CrossCountry, LNER, ScotRail, Transpennine Express
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off on Waterloo Place, pick up across from Apex Hotel and drop off outside the Apex Hotel.
Metro: No metro available.
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Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off from the bus stops outside the station
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Public transport options for Edinburgh Park
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off from Platform 2 bus stop, adjacent to Herminston Gate
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HomeTrainsTrain Times to Chester Edinburgh to Chester train

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