Trains from Manchester to Chester

Fri, Jul 19
Easy as 1, 2, 3
Choose the cheapest and fastest routes from over 800 official partners
Get there your way
Enjoy travelling by train, bus and flight across Europe
Every time, anywhere
Because your trip doesn't end with a ticket, we’re here for you all the way

The cheapest trains

from Manchester
to Chester

Showing times and prices for Jul 19

Cheapest

£9

Average

£15

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.

The average ticket from Manchester to Chester will cost around £ 15 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 9.

Cheapest
carrier-logo
08:07Manchester Victoria1h0209:09Chester
0 changes
£91One-way
Cheapest
carrier-logo
09:07Manchester Victoria1h0910:16Chester
0 changes
£91One-way
carrier-logo
08:41Manchester Piccadilly1h2910:10Chester
0 changes
£161One-way
carrier-logo
08:52Manchester Piccadilly1h0309:55Chester
0 changes
£201One-way
carrier-logo
08:31Manchester Piccadilly1h1509:46Chester
1 change
£201One-way

Train Times

Manchester to Chester

Showing trains for tomorrow, Fri, Jul 19
carrier-logo
08:07Manchester Victoria1h0209:09Chester
0 changes
carrier-logo
08:31Manchester Piccadilly1h1509:46Chester
0 changes
carrier-logo
08:41Manchester Piccadilly1h2910:10Chester
0 changes
carrier-logo
08:52Manchester Piccadilly1h0309:55Chester
0 changes
carrier-logo
09:07Manchester Victoria1h0910:16Chester
0 changes

Find all the dates and times for this journey

COMPARE

Prices across different modes

Train
Bus
Thu
Jul 18
Find prices
£9National Express
Fri
Jul 19
£9Northern Rail
£9National Express
Sat
Jul 20
£12Virgin Trains
Find prices
Sun
Jul 21
£15Northern Rail
£9National Express
Mon
Jul 22
£16Northern Rail
£8National Express
Tue
Jul 23
£16Northern Rail
£8National Express
Wed
Jul 24
£16Northern Rail
£8National Express
Thu
Jul 25
£16Northern Rail
£9National Express
Fri
Jul 26
£16Northern Rail
£8National Express
Sat
Jul 27
£12Virgin Trains
£9National Express
Sun
Jul 28
£15Northern Rail
£9National Express
Mon
Jul 29
£16Northern Rail
£8National Express
Tue
Jul 30
£16Northern Rail
£8National Express
Wed
Jul 31
£16Northern Rail
£5National Express
Thu
Aug 1
£16Northern Rail
£8National Express
Fri
Aug 2
£16Northern Rail
£9National Express
Sat
Aug 3
£12Virgin Trains
£8National Express
Sun
Aug 4
£15Northern Rail
£8National Express
Mon
Aug 5
£7Northern Rail
£8National Express
Tue
Aug 6
£16Northern Rail
£8National Express
Wed
Aug 7
£7Northern Rail
£8National Express

The fastest trains

from Manchester
to Chester

Showing times and prices for Jul 19

Fastest Journey

1h 2m

Average

1h 11m

Trains per day

5

Distance

54 km

Of the 5 train that leave Manchester for Chester every day 4 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 1h 11m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 1h 2m .

The slowest train will take 1h 29m 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
carrier-logo
08:07Manchester Victoria1h0209:09Chester
0 changes
£91One-way
carrier-logo
08:52Manchester Piccadilly1h0309:55Chester
0 changes
£201One-way
carrier-logo
09:07Manchester Victoria1h0910:16Chester
0 changes
£91One-way
carrier-logo
08:31Manchester Piccadilly1h1509:46Chester
1 change
£201One-way
carrier-logo
08:41Manchester Piccadilly1h2910:10Chester
0 changes
£161One-way

These companies trust us.
We sell their tickets all in one place.

Virgin Trains
East Coast
Cross Country
Deutsche Bahn
train

Journey Summary

Manchester to Chester Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
1 hours 15 minutes
Train Ticket Price: £12
Trains depart from:Manchester
Trains arrive in:Chester
Distance:54 km
TrainTrain Companies:Virgin Trains, Cross Country, Northern Rail, Arriva Trains Wales

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.

Compare prices

Best fares for trains from Manchester to Chester

This Weekend
This month
Next Month
Sat, Jul 20
Train
Virgin Trains
07:551h 13m09:08
ManchesterChester
Fastest Trains from Manchester to Chester
Mon, Aug 5
Train
Northern Rail
07:071h 2m08:09
ManchesterChester
Sat, Aug 10
Train
Northern Rail
07:061h 2m08:08
ManchesterChester
Tue, Aug 13
Train
Northern Rail
07:071h 2m08:09
ManchesterChester
Return Train Tickets for Chester to Manchester
Sat, Jul 20
Train
Virgin Trains
08:351h 15m09:50
ChesterManchester
Sun, Jul 21
Train
Northern Rail
08:041h 27m09:31
ChesterManchester
Mon, Jul 22
Train
Northern Rail
08:021h 28m09:30
ChesterManchester

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Manchester
TrainManchester Oxford Road

Amenities

TrainManchester Piccadilly

Amenities

Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.
Bus lines 1, 2, 3, 147
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
TrainManchester Victoria

Amenities

The Omio App Makes Travel Planning Easy

We’ll get you where you want to go. From live train updates to mobile tickets, our innovative app is the ideal way to plan and keep track of your travel.

ios-badge
android-badge
Hand With Phone