Penrith to Chester by train

  • First train
    05:58
  • Last train
    21:39
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 50m
  • Distance
    163 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    18
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 24m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Penrith to Chester by train

Fast trains from Penrith to Chester take around 1 hour and 50 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 163 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Penrith and Chester.

1. Are there direct trains from Penrith to Chester?

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

We usually find around 17 departures on the route from Penrith 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 20 departures.

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

The Penrith to Chester train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 50 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Chester is usually scheduled to depart Penrith around 05:58 and the last train is around 21:39. This is the same at the weekend.

When to book Penrith 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 Penrith to Chester by train.

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Which train companies operate between Penrith and Chester?

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

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • First TransPennine Express
  • 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.

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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.

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