Derby to Chester by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    06:40
  • Last train
    00:43
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 40m

Travelling from Derby to Chester by train

Fast trains from Derby to Chester take around 1 hour and 40 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 100 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Derby and Chester.

Are there direct trains from Derby to Chester?

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

We usually find around 19 departures on the route from Derby 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 21 departures.

How long is the train journey from Derby to Chester?

The Derby to Chester train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 40 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Derby to Chester train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Chester is usually scheduled to depart Derby around 06:40 and the last train is around 00:43. This is the same at the weekend.

When to book Derby 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 Derby to Chester by train.

Which train companies operate between Derby and Chester?

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

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • CrossCountry
  • East Midlands Trains
  • 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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Child and youth passengers

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

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