Edinburgh to Chester by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    06:14
  • Last train
    00:30
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 27m

Travelling from Edinburgh to Chester by train

Fast trains from Edinburgh to Chester take around 3 hours and 27 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 307 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Edinburgh and Chester.

Are there direct trains from Edinburgh to Chester?

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

We usually find around 17 departures on the route from Edinburgh 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 24 departures.

How long is the train journey from Edinburgh to Chester?

The Edinburgh to Chester train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 27 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Edinburgh to Chester train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Chester is usually scheduled to depart Edinburgh around 06:14 and the last train is around 00:30. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Edinburgh around 06:15, and the last at 00:30.

When to book Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh to Chester by train.

Which train companies operate between Edinburgh and Chester?

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

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • CrossCountry
  • First TransPennine Express
  • Northern
  • TransPennine Express
  • 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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