Chester to Leeds by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    05:38
  • Last train
    23:22
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 3m

Travelling from Chester to Leeds by train

The fastest trains from Chester to Leeds take around 2 hours and 3 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 111 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Chester and Leeds.

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

We usually find around 38 departures on the route from Chester to Leeds 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. The duration is normally about 2 hours and 3 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

On weekdays the earliest train to Leeds is usually scheduled to depart Chester around 05:38 and the last train is around 23:22. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Chester around 06:13, and the last at 23:22.

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

When to book Chester to Leeds 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 Chester to Leeds by train.

Which trains operate between Chester and Leeds?

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

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • First TransPennine Express
  • Merseyrail
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • TransPennine Express

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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