Cambridge to Chester by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    04:54
  • Last train
    23:54
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 14m

Travelling from Cambridge to Chester by train

Fast trains from Cambridge to Chester take around 3 hours and 14 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 232 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Cambridge and Chester.

Are there direct trains from Cambridge to Chester?

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

We usually find around 34 departures on the route from Cambridge 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 45 departures.

How long is the train journey from Cambridge to Chester?

The Cambridge to Chester train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 14 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Cambridge to Chester train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Chester is usually scheduled to depart Cambridge around 04:54 and the last train is around 23:54. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Cambridge around 05:15, and the last at 23:54.

When to book Cambridge 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 Cambridge to Chester by train.

Which train companies operate between Cambridge and Chester?

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

  • Abellio Greater Anglia
  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • CrossCountry
  • Great Northern
  • Greater Anglia
  • London Underground
  • Thameslink
  • 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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