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from Manchester to Chester

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Travel Information to Chester from Manchester

distanceDistance33 miles (54 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain
fastestFastest modeTrain • £8 • 1 h 8 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNorthern Rail

Travel 33 miles (54 km) by train from Manchester to Chester. Northern Rail is the main travel provider operating this journey. Travellers can even take a direct train from Manchester to Chester.

Travel Tips: Travel from Manchester to Chester

Travel 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 Manchester to Chester.

How do you get from Manchester to Chester?

Travel Manchester to Chester by train.

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

A train is the fastest way to get from Manchester to Chester with an average travel time for this trip around 1 h 8 min.

How far is it from Manchester to Chester?

Chester is approximately 33 miles (54 km) away from Manchester.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Manchester to Chester?

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Chester is:

  • 25 trains per day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points in Manchester and in Chester?

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

  • Most travellers who purchase a train ticket from Manchester to Chester depart from Manchester Piccadilly to Chester.

Who can get me from Manchester to Chester?

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

  • Northern Rail can get you to Chester by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Northern Rail from Manchester to Chester for £8 on Omio.

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

Yes, there is a direct route available from Manchester to Chester:

  • You can travel directly by train with Arriva Trains Wales or Northern Rail with 25 direct trains per day.

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 from Manchester to Chester.

Where should I go next after I travel between Manchester and Chester?

Your journey from Manchester to Chester doesn't have to end in Chester. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like London, Liverpool or Birmingham. If you’d like to add London, Liverpool or Birmingham to your Manchester to Chester trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Chester today!

How early should I book Manchester to Chester tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • Train tickets are costing on average £8 one way.

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

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