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Lancaster to Chester by train

  • First train
    05:13
  • Last train
    22:19
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 12m
  • Distance
    95 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    35
  • Avg. journey time
    1hr 38m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Lancaster to Chester by train

Fast trains from Lancaster to Chester take around 1 hour and 12 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 95 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Lancaster and Chester.

1. Are there direct trains from Lancaster to Chester?

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

We usually find around 39 departures on the route from Lancaster to Chester every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 30 departures.

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

The Lancaster to Chester train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 12 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Chester is usually scheduled to depart Lancaster around 05:13 and the last train is around 22:19. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Lancaster around 06:36, and the last at 22:19.

When to book Lancaster 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 Lancaster to Chester by train.

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Which train companies operate between Lancaster and Chester?

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

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • First TransPennine Express
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • TransPennine Express
  • Transport For Wales
  • Virgin Trains

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

Chester to Lancaster by train

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and 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.