Basingstoke to Chester by train

  • First train
    04:54
  • Last train
    00:07
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 23m
  • Distance
    247 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    31
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 11m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Basingstoke to Chester by train

Fast trains from Basingstoke to Chester take around 3 hours and 23 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 247 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Basingstoke and Chester.

1. Are there direct trains from Basingstoke to Chester?

Journeys between Basingstoke and Chester usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 31 departures on the route from Basingstoke to Chester every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends.

2. How long is the train journey from Basingstoke to Chester?

The Basingstoke to Chester train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 23 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Basingstoke to Chester train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Chester is usually scheduled to depart Basingstoke around 04:54 and the last train is around 00:07. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Basingstoke around 06:30, and the last at 23:44.

When to book Basingstoke to Chester train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Basingstoke to Chester by train.

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Which train companies operate between Basingstoke and Chester?

More than one train company operates on the route from Basingstoke to Chester, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • CrossCountry
  • First Great Western
  • Great Western Railway
  • London Midland
  • London Underground
  • South West Trains
  • South Western Railway
  • Southern
  • Transport For Wales
  • Virgin Trains

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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