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Overview: Train from Newton-le-Willows to Chester

distanceDistance21 miles
durationAverage train duration34 min
priceAverage train ticket price£5 (€5)
frequencyTrain frequency15 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 7 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersNorthern Rail (3), Transport for Wales or Merseyrail

Trains from Newton-le-Willows to Chester cover the 21 miles long journey taking on average 34 min with our travel partners like Northern Rail (3), Transport for Wales or Merseyrail. Normally, there are 15 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £5, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £4. Travellers depart most frequently from Newton-le-Willows and arrive in Chester.

Train companies: Transport for Wales, Northern Rail (3) and Merseyrail trains Newton-le-Willows to Chester

Travel from Newton-le-Willows to Chester from £9 with Omio’s train partners Transport for Wales, Northern Rail (3) and Merseyrail! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular route for you.

Northern Trains is one of many publicly owned train providers in the United Kingdom. Headquartered in York, Northern operates local and regional trains across the entire north of England connecting regions of the North East, North West, East Midlands, Staffordshire, Yorkshire and the Humber coast line. Advance, Off-Peak and Anytime Day tickets can be purchased for Northern train journeys to Chester from Newton-le-Willows. There is only one class option on Northern trains: Standard.

Train information from Newton-le-Willows to Chester with Northern Rail (3):

  • Average Duration: 34 min
  • Cheapest Price: £9
  • Northern Rail (3) frequency: 10 a day

Trains from Newton-le-Willows to Chester

When travelling from Newton-le-Willows to Chester, one of the best ways to travel between the two is to take a train from Newton-le-Willows railway station to Chester railways station that'll take you close to 45min, give or take a couple of minutes. You'll find a wide range of trips every day starting early in the morning and running until late at night. Most of the trains between these two destinations are direct routes due to the short distance between the two. The distance between Newton-le-Willows and Chester railway stations is roughly 21 miles (34 km) and taking a train is one of the more comfortable ways to travel between them.

Newton-le-Willows to Chester train time: Daily Departures

If you're looking for the frequency of trains from Newton-le-Willows to Chester, you'll be glad to know that numerous trains travel this route operated by a couple of different train companies. The first train leaves Newton-le-Willows station around 12:15 a.m. every morning. The next train leaves around 6:33 a.m. and there are close to two trains an hour from then until the last train at around 11:00 p.m. every night. If you're travelling on a Sunday, you can expect to find fewer journeys, typically starting around 9:00 a.m. and going until 11:45 p.m.

How long is the journey by train from Newton-le-Willows to Chester?

When travelling from Newton-le-Willows to Chester via train, you can expect the journey time to be very similar, regardless of the train company operating your route. All of the trains travelling between these two destinations offer direct routes. Due to the distance between them, which is 21 miles (34 km) or so, there isn't often a need for a changeover along the way. The travel time for these trips is typically around 45min, with the quickest train being around 39min and the longest direct one taking close to 50min.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Newton-le-Willows to Chester?

Departure train station: The Newton-le-Willows railway station is the main railway station in the city. The station is located in Newton-le-Willows, in the Metropolitan Borough of St Helens and sits at the end of the Merseytravel region. Merseyrail is also the branding at the station. Newton-le-Willows railway station serves a couple of nearby towns that don't have a railways station including Billinge, Golborne and Haydock. Some of the facilities you'll find at the station include a 100-car car park, bicycle storage, and offers step-free access, ramps, and induction loops. The station is a short walk away from the centre of the city.

Arrival train station: Chester railway station is the major train station serving Chester, located in Newton and is a quick drive away from the centre of the city where the Bus Interchange can be found. The whole station is wheelchair accessible, pram accessible, and has both accessible toilets and Blue Badge Parking for those travelling with disabilities. Although the station itself doesn't have any eateries, you will find places to eat in the area around the station.

Which train companies travel from Newton-le-Willows to Chester?

There are a couple of train companies offering journeys between Newton-le-Willows and Chester. If you're taking one of the direct trains between the two destinations, your journey will typically be operated by Arriva Trains Wales, a British train operating company providing services throughout the northern UK, Wales, and Welsh Marches. If you're taking a train with one of the connecting routes on a Sunday, you can expect your trip to be operated by Merseyrail and stopover at Liverpool Lime Street along the way before heading to Chester. During the week, all of the trains are direct trains and either operated by Arriva Trains Wales and Northern Rail.

Train Yellow Chester. Source: Shutterstock

Arriva Trains Wales trains from Newton-le-Willows to Chester

If you're travelling between Monday and Saturday, Arriva Trains Wales is one of only two train companies operating routes from Newton-le-Willows to Chester that go directly between the two destinations without changeovers. You'll find at least 12 trains a day operated by Arriva and the journeys will typically take between 40 and 45min. Arriva also operates direct trains on a Sunday alongside another train company.

Northern Rail trains from Newton-le-Willows to Chester

Northern Rail is the second train company operating routes from Newton-le-Willows to Chester between Monday and Saturday. These trips are also direct routes without any changeovers and will typically take close to 40min. These trains are usually a little quicker than those operated by Arriva Trains Wales. There are close to 15 trips operated by Northern Rail on those days.

Merseyrail trains from Newton-le-Willows to Chester

If you're travelling on a Sunday and taking one of the trains with a single changeover along the way, your train will typically be operated by Merseyrail. These trains run from Newton-le-Willows to Chester with a stopover at Liverpool Lime Street along the way. You'll usually find around eight to 10 trains travelling this route on Sundays operated by Merseyrail.

Train Newton-le-Willows to Chester: Services on Board

When travelling with Arriva Trains Wales, you'll be allowed to take up to two large bags and a smaller item of hand-held luggage. If you're travelling with pets, you can take up to two small animals with you as long as they're on a lead or in a carriage case. When wanting to travel with your bicycle, you should contact the company ahead of tie to arrange space as these may be limited. Northern Rail offers the same allowances for baggage, bikes, and pets. As someone travelling with a disability, we suggest contacting the train company 48h ahead of time to arrange assistance. All of the train companies are committed to providing services for all passengers.

Train Railway Chester. Source: Shutterstock

How to find cheap train tickets from Newton-le-Willows to Chester?

If you're looking for the best deals when taking a train from Newton-le-Willows to Chester, there are a couple of things you can do to make sure you get the cheapest tickets. Firstly, search for your tickets on Omio and receive all of the consolidated information on a single results page with the ability to filter your results according to your needs, one of which is the cheapest available option. You'll want to look at booking tickets with flexible dates as many companies offer different deals on different days. You'll also often find tickets during the week are cheaper than those over the weekend, especially those with a stopover along the way. Lastly, try and book your tickets as far in advance as you can. The closer you get to your departure date, the more expensive the tickets are.

To Newton-le-Willows by train—travel tips

Newton-le-Willows is a market town located in the St Helens Borough of Merseyside in England and forms part of the historic county of Lancashire. Newton-le-Willows is home to a busy high street, a range of eateries and pubs, independent shops, efficient transport and offers travellers a wide variety of activities to get involved in and sights in and around the area to explore.

If you're interested in horse racing, you'll want to head a little north and make your way to Haydock Park Racecourse, where you can cheer on your favourite jockey and horse. As a keen angler, Sankey Canal is a great spot to head to cast your line out and see what you catch. Willow Park is a lovely tranquil setting where you can picnic and explore the gardens and Newton Lake. The Sankey Viaduct is a popular site to visit in the city and has been described as the earliest major railway viaduct in the world and boasts nine arches.

FAQs: Newton-le-Willows to Chester train

FAQs: Travel by train from Newton-le-Willows 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 Newton-le-Willows to Chester.
Cheap train tickets from Newton-le-Willows to Chester can start from as little as £4 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Newton-le-Willows to Chester is £5; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The average journey time by train from Newton-le-Willows to Chester is 34 min   to travel the 21 mile long trip, with around there are 15 trains per day. Journey times can vary on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Newton-le-Willows to Chester leaves at 05: 32. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Newton-le-Willows to Chester leaves at 21: 26.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Newton-le-Willows to Chester without having to change trains with Northern Rail (3). There are 7 direct trains from Newton-le-Willows to Chester each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
When taking a train from Newton-le-Willows to Chester, you can count on Northern Rail (3), Transport for Wales or Merseyrail for the best way to get you to Chester. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service between Newton-le-Willows 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 21: 26.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Newton-le-Willows, which is located around 1.6 miles (2.6 km) 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.

A day trip to Chester from Newton-le-Willows is worth doing with a journey time of 34 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Newton-le-Willows to Chester by train is October.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel from Newton-le-Willows to Chester including taking a train or coach.

Important Stations and Airports in Newton-le-Willows and Chester

The major railway station for departures from Newton-le-Willows is Newton-le-Willows. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Newton-le-Willows for your trip from Newton-le-Willows to Chester.
Amenities at station
Phone Number
+44 1513301000
Public transport options for Newton-le-Willows
Onward travel information: Bus Interchange at front of station. Busline 0871 200 2233
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Bus interchange outside the booking office on Alfred Street

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