Chester to Manchester by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from Chester to Manchester by train
Fast trains from Chester to Manchester take around 55 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 52 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Chester and Manchester.
1. Are there direct trains from Chester to Manchester?
Direct trains from Chester to Manchester have been found.
We usually find around 73 direct trains on the route from Chester to Manchester every weekday.
There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 51 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Chester to Manchester?
The Chester to Manchester train travel time is normally about 55 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Chester to Manchester train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest direct train to Manchester is usually scheduled to depart Chester around 05:38 and the last train is around 23:22.
This is the same at the weekend.
What's the Chester to Manchester train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Chester to Manchester are $7.52.
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 Chester to Manchester 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 Manchester by train.
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Which train companies operate between Chester and Manchester?
More than one train company operates on the route from Chester to Manchester, 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.
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