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from Edinburgh to Chester

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Travel Information from Edinburgh to Chester

distanceDistance190 miles (307 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£41 - £89
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £41 • 15 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £67 • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, easyJet or First Transpennine Express

Take a coach, flight or train to travel 190 miles (307 km) to Chester from Edinburgh. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £41. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Flixbus, easyJet or First Transpennine Express among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, flight or train from Edinburgh to Chester.

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FAQs

How do you get from Edinburgh to Chester?

There are 3 ways to get from Edinburgh to Chester: coach, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Chester?

The cheapest way from Edinburgh to Chester is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £41 compared to other travel options to Chester:

A coach journey is usually £25 less than a journey to Chester by plane, which costs on average £67 for the same trip.

A coach is about £47 less than a train, which costs on average £89 for this journey.

What is the fastest way to get from Edinburgh to Chester?

The fastest way to get to Chester from Edinburgh is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 15 min.

There are alternative travel options to Chester that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 15 h 25 min   of travel time.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 3 h 15 min   of travel time.

How many miles from Edinburgh to Chester would I travel?

The Edinburgh to Chester distance is approximately 190 miles (307 km).

How many services a day are there from Edinburgh to Chester?

The average frequency per day from Edinburgh to Chester is:

  • 5 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Edinburgh to Chester as scheduled services by coach, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When going from Edinburgh to Chester, where do I depart from Edinburgh and where do I arrive in Chester?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Edinburgh to Chester:

  • Most travellers catch their coach from Edinburgh, Elder Street and arrive in Chester, Gorse Stacks (Bus Interchange).
  • Most travellers who book a train ticket from Edinburgh to Chester depart from Edinburgh Waverley to Chester.

Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Edinburgh to Chester?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Edinburgh to Chester, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Flixbus can take you to Chester by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Edinburgh to Chester for £41.
  • EasyJet can take you to Chester by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for easyJet from Edinburgh to Chester for £67.
  • First Transpennine Express can take you to Chester by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for First Transpennine Express from Edinburgh to Chester for £89.

Is there a way to travel directly from Edinburgh to Chester?

Yes, there are direct services available to Chester from Edinburgh with the following travel operators:

  • You'll find direct coaches per day with.
  • You'll find direct flights per day with easyJet.
  • You'll find 5 direct trains per day with.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Chester as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Edinburgh and Chester.

Where should I go next after I travel to Chester from Edinburgh?

Looking to extend your trip from Edinburgh to Chester? Many Omio customers who go from Edinburgh to Chester usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like London, Manchester or Liverpool. If you're looking to explore London, Manchester or Liverpool from Chester, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

How far in advance should I buy tickets to Chester from Edinburgh online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip to Chester from Edinburgh, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost £41 one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average £67 one way.
  • Train tickets cost £89 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets between Edinburgh and Chester online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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