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|Distance||164 miles (265 km)|
|Average train duration||3 h 3 min|
|Average train ticket price||$34 (€33)|
|Train frequency||36 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 4 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Chiltern Railways, Transport for Wales, West Midlands Railway or Avanti West Coast|
Trains from London to Chester cover the 164 miles (265 km) long trip taking on average 3 h 3 min with our travel partners like Chiltern Railways, Transport for Wales, West Midlands Railway or Avanti West Coast. Normally, there are 36 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $34 (€33), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $32 (€31). Travelers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Chester.
Find the best trains to Chester from London with Omio's travel partners Chiltern Railways from $32 (€31). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.
Chiltern Railways is a regional train company in the United Kingdom which is owned by Arriva Trains and has operated since 1996. Check the different ticket types for your next train to Chester from London: Duo, Anytime, Season, Super Off Peak, Off Peak and Advance.
Looking for trains between London and Chester? Chiltern Railways is one of the best companies to travel with on the 164 miles (265 km) journey from London to Chester. As an official travel partner of Chiltern Railways, Omio quickly shows you the latest Chiltern Railways train schedules and timetables, tickets and offers (such as baggage allowance and amenities provided onboard), travel information, and prices so that you can check for ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest London to Chester routes, find the best amenities to make your trip smooth and easy, and buy the most affordable Chiltern Railways train tickets that fit your budget. If you use the Omio app to search for trains from London to Chester, you can quickly see if the Chiltern Railways ticket is a mobile ticket, making it easy for you to go paperless when taking a train. Once you’re ready, book your London - Chester train now on Omio quickly and easily and enjoy your upcoming trip with Chiltern Railways!
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.
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Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Chester.
Passengers board the train most frequently from London Victoria, which is located around 1.8 miles (2.9 km) away from the city center, and they get off the train at Chester, located 0.7 miles (1.1 km) away from the city center.
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