Ipswich to Chester by train

  • First train
    05:10
  • Last train
    00:45
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 51m
  • Distance
    300 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    15
  • Avg. journey time
    5hr 44m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Ipswich to Chester by train

Fast trains from Ipswich to Chester take around 3 hours and 51 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 300 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Ipswich and Chester.

1. Are there direct trains from Ipswich to Chester?

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

We usually find around 17 departures on the route from Ipswich 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 23 departures.

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

The Ipswich to Chester train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 51 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Chester is usually scheduled to depart Ipswich around 05:12 and the last train is around 23:22. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Ipswich around 05:10, and the last at 00:45.

When to book Ipswich 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 Ipswich to Chester by train.

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Which train companies operate between Ipswich and Chester?

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

  • Abellio Greater Anglia
  • Greater Anglia
  • London Underground
  • UK Rail Connections
  • 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 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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