Bristol to Chester by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    06:15
  • Last train
    22:48
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 49m

Travelling from Bristol to Chester by train

The fastest trains from Bristol to Chester take around 2 hours and 49 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 189 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Bristol and Chester.

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

We usually find around 35 departures on the route from Bristol to Chester every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 38 departures. The duration is normally about 2 hours and 49 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

On weekdays the earliest train to Chester is usually scheduled to depart Bristol around 06:20 and the last train is around 22:00. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Bristol around 06:15, and the last at 22:48.

Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

When to book Bristol 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 Bristol to Chester by train.

Which trains operate between Bristol and Chester?

More than one type of train operates on the route from Bristol 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
  • 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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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

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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