Preston to Chester by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from Preston to Chester by train
Fast trains from Preston to Chester take around 53 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 63 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Preston and Chester.
1. Are there direct trains from Preston to Chester?
Journeys between Preston and Chester usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 41 departures on the route from Preston to Chester every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.
There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 38 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Preston to Chester?
The Preston to Chester train travel time is normally about 53 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Preston to Chester train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Chester is usually scheduled to depart Preston around 05:33 and the last train is around 22:40.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves Preston around 06:57, and the last at 22:38.
What's the Preston to Chester train price?
The cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Preston to Chester are $35.06, and there isn't much difference in price depending on when you book.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $35, and when booking 7 days in advance the price is usually the same. Booking on the day of travel may be more expensive.
When to book Preston 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 Preston to Chester by train.
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Which train companies operate between Preston and Chester?
More than one train company operates on the route from Preston to Chester, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Arriva Trains Wales
- First TransPennine Express
- Northern Rail
- 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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