Fastest journey1hr 58m
Travelling from London to Chester by train
The fastest trains from London to Chester take around 1 hour and 58 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 265 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between London and Chester.
Direct trains run between London and Chester.
We usually find around 14 direct trains on the route from London to Chester every weekday.
There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 10 departures. The duration is normally about 1 hour and 58 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
On weekdays the earliest direct train to Chester is usually scheduled to depart London around 07:10 and the last train is around 20:10. At weekends the first train of the day leaves London around 08:10, and the last at 19:08.
When to book London to Chester train tickets?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from London to Chester are £17.00.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around £24 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around £32. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.
Trains for this journey 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 London to Chester by train.
Which trains operate between London and Chester?
Virgin Trains is the rail operator that operates on the route from London to Chester.
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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