Manchester to Chester by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from Manchester to Chester by train
Fast trains from Manchester to Chester take around 55 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 52 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Manchester and Chester.
1. Are there direct trains from Manchester to Chester?
Direct trains from Manchester to Chester have been found.
We usually find around 64 direct trains on the route from Manchester to Chester every weekday.
There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 57 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Manchester to Chester?
The Manchester to Chester train travel time is normally about 55 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Manchester to Chester train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest direct train to Chester is usually scheduled to depart Manchester around 05:47 and the last train is around 00:32.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves Manchester around 05:48, and the last at 00:28.
What's the Manchester to Chester train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Manchester to Chester are $7.46.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $7 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $14. 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.
When to book Manchester 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 Manchester to Chester by train.
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Which train companies operate between Manchester and Chester?
More than one train company operates on the route from Manchester to Chester, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Arriva Trains Wales
- Northern Rail
- Transport For Wales
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
Chester to Manchester by train