The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
The average ticket from London to Chester will cost around $ 185 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 102.
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2 h 1 m
2 h 9 m
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Of the 8 trains that leave London for Chester every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct trains cover the 265 km distance in an average of 2 h 9 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 2 h 1 m .
The slowest trains will take 2 h 15 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Distance||164 miles (265 km)|
|Average train duration||2 h 1 min|
|Average train ticket price||$101 (€82)|
|Train frequency||2 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 2 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Avanti West Coast|
Trains from London to Chester cover the 164 miles (265 km) long route taking on average 2 h 1 min with our travel partners like Avanti West Coast. Normally, there are 2 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $101 (€82), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $92 (€75). Travelers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Chester.
Trains from London to Chester depart every hour, 7 days a week and run directly with no changes required. The major company providing services on the London to Chester route is Virgin Trains, whose trains depart from London Euston. The earliest weekday service departs at around 7 a.m. and run until just before midnight. All direct trains take just over 2 hours to reach Chester. Indirect journeys can also be made via London Midland services to Crewe, which works out at around the same total journey time.
All trains from London to Chester depart from London Euston, which is located just to the north of the city centre. Euston is well connected to other parts of London via the Victoria and Northern lines. The Hammersmith and City, Metropolitan and Circle lines also available at the nearby Euston Square station. Euston is also a bus terminus, with connections to destinations to the north, west and south, including West End hotels. Expect the journey from the city centre to take around 20 minutes.
Chester is one of the UK's oldest cities, having once been one of the largest Roman settlements in Britain. There are plenty of historical sites to visit, such as Chester Castle, the city Cathedral and the ruins of ancient Deva, as well as more modern attractions like Chester Race Course. From the station, the circular 40 bus route provides easy access to the city centre and the race course. It runs from 7 a.m. until around 6:30 p.m., so cabs might be necessary if you are arriving late at night or very early in the morning.
The rule of buying in advance to save money is not only valid when booking a flight but also for train travel. Train tickets are generally on sale 6 months before the departure date. Some train booking tips from us:
When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from London Victoria and arriving in Chester.
The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called London Victoria, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center of London.
The most popular arrival train station, Chester, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city center of Chester.
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