Trains from Manchester to Chester

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The cheapest trains

from Manchester
to Chester

Showing times and prices for Sep 22

Cheapest

£21

Average

£21

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

The average ticket from Manchester to Chester will cost around £ 21 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 21.

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08:59Manchester Piccadilly1h31 10:30Chester
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£211One-way
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10:31Manchester Piccadilly1h15 11:46Chester
1 change
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08:27Manchester Piccadilly1h20 09:47Chester
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09:48Manchester Piccadilly1h00 10:48Chester
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10:20Manchester Piccadilly1h10 11:30Chester
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Train Times

Manchester to Chester

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08:27Manchester Piccadilly1h20 09:47Chester
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08:59Manchester Piccadilly1h31 10:30Chester
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09:48Manchester Piccadilly1h00 10:48Chester
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10:20Manchester Piccadilly1h10 11:30Chester
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10:31Manchester Piccadilly1h15 11:46Chester
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Prices across different modes

Train
Bus
Sat
Sep 21
£9Northern Rail
£9National Express
Sun
Sep 22
£20Cross Country
£9National Express
Mon
Sep 23
£8Northern Rail
£9National Express
Tue
Sep 24
£8Northern Rail
£8National Express
Wed
Sep 25
£8Northern Rail
£9National Express
Thu
Sep 26
£7Northern Rail
£8National Express
Fri
Sep 27
£8Northern Rail
£9National Express
Sat
Sep 28
£7Northern Rail
£9National Express
Sun
Sep 29
£14Northern Rail
£9National Express
Mon
Sep 30
£15Northern Rail
£8National Express
Tue
Oct 1
£7Northern Rail
£8National Express
Wed
Oct 2
£14Northern Rail
£8National Express
Thu
Oct 3
£7Northern Rail
£8National Express
Fri
Oct 4
£6Northern Rail
£8National Express
Sat
Oct 5
£7Northern Rail
£8National Express
Sun
Oct 6
£14Northern Rail
£8National Express
Mon
Oct 7
£6Northern Rail
£8National Express
Tue
Oct 8
£6Northern Rail
£8National Express
Wed
Oct 9
£6Northern Rail
£8National Express
Thu
Oct 10
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£10National Express
Fri
Oct 11
£7Northern Rail
£8National Express

The fastest trains

from Manchester
to Chester

Showing times and prices for Sep 22

Fastest Journey

1 h

Average

1 h 15 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

54 km

Of the 5 train that leave Manchester for Chester every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct train cover the 54 km distance in an average of 1 h 15 m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 1 h .

The slowest train will take 1 h 31 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
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09:48Manchester Piccadilly1h00 10:48Chester
0 changes
£211One-way
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10:20Manchester Piccadilly1h10 11:30Chester
1 change
£211One-way
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10:31Manchester Piccadilly1h15 11:46Chester
1 change
£211One-way
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08:27Manchester Piccadilly1h20 09:47Chester
1 change
£211One-way
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08:59Manchester Piccadilly1h31 10:30Chester
1 change
£211One-way

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Journey Summary

Manchester to Chester Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
1 hours 9 minutes
Train Ticket Price: £10
Trains depart from:Manchester
Trains arrive in:Chester
Distance:54 km
TrainTrain Companies:Cross Country, Northern Rail

Trains from Manchester to Chester: Journey Details

Direct trains from Manchester to Chester are provided by Arriva Trains Wales and Northern Rail, and depart at least once per hour throughout the week. It is also possible to take a CrossCountry train to Crewe, and then change onto a Virgin Trains service to Chester, adding only 10 minutes onto the journey time. Direct trains take 1 hour to travel between the two cities. The earliest departure is just after 5 a.m., and the final departure of the day is after midnight. At weekends, the earliest train is slightly later, and there are fewer services available.

Taking the Train from Manchester

All trains from Manchester to Chester depart from Manchester Piccadilly Station, which is located to the east of the city centre. Getting to Piccadilly from the centre is easy, as the station is well connected to other parts of Manchester via the city's extensive tram network, as well as free local buses in the central district. To get to Piccadilly from the University, travellers should catch the 147 bus, while those journeying from local towns like Rochdale or Oldham can use local trains to connect with services to Chester. Manchester has a night bus network, but to be sure of making your train, a taxi is recommended for late night services.

Getting into Chester by Train

Chester was once one of the major cities in Roman Britain, and remains an important north-western hub. With its racecourse, a clutch of museums and galleries, restaurants and beautiful architecture; it's a charming place for a day-trip from Manchester. All trains from Manchester to Chester arrive at the town's station, which can be found to the north-east of the historic centre. From there, catch the 40 bus to reach the city centre, which takes around 10 minutes. There is also a special Zoo Bus link from the station.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Manchester
TrainManchester Oxford Road

Amenities

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