The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Manchester to Chester is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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|Distance||33 miles (54 km)|
|Average train ticket price||$39 (€35)|
|Train frequency||29 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 29 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Cross Country, Transport for Wales, Avanti West Coast or Northern Rail|
Trains from Manchester to Chester cover the 33 miles (54 km) long journey taking on average 58 min with our travel partners like Cross Country, Transport for Wales, Avanti West Coast or Northern Rail. Normally, there are 29 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $39 (€35), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $39 (€35). Travelers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Chester.
You can travel by train between Manchester and Chester with Northern Rail (3) and CrossCountry for as low as $39 (€35). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.
Northern Rail is a train company based in the United Kingdom operating trains between Manchester and Chester. It operates a wide range of services, from express trains to local services, and offers a variety of ticket types. Express trains are the fastest services, with journey times of up to two hours. Local services are slower, but offer more stops and a more relaxed atmosphere. Northern Rail also offers a range of ticket types, including single, return, and season tickets. Onboard facilities include comfortable seating, free Wi-Fi, and a range of refreshments. The most popular routes for Northern Rail are between major cities such as Manchester, Liverpool, and Leeds.
Manchester to Chester train information with Northern Rail (3):
Direct trains from Manchester to Chester are provided by Arriva Trains Wales and Northern Rail, and depart at least once per hour throughout the week. It is also possible to take a CrossCountry train to Crewe, and then change onto a Virgin Trains service to Chester, adding only 10 minutes onto the journey time. Direct trains take 1 hour to travel between the two cities. The earliest departure is just after 5 a.m., and the final departure of the day is after midnight. At weekends, the earliest train is slightly later, and there are fewer services available.
All trains from Manchester to Chester depart from Manchester Piccadilly Station, which is located to the east of the city centre. Getting to Piccadilly from the centre is easy, as the station is well connected to other parts of Manchester via the city's extensive tram network, as well as free local buses in the central district. To get to Piccadilly from the University, travelers should catch the 147 bus, while those journeying from local towns like Rochdale or Oldham can use local trains to connect with services to Chester. Manchester has a night bus network, but to be sure of making your train, a cab is recommended for late night services.
Chester was once one of the major cities in Roman Britain, and remains an important north-western hub. With its racecourse, a clutch of museums and galleries, restaurants and beautiful architecture; it's a charming place for a day-trip from Manchester. All trains from Manchester to Chester arrive at the town's station, which can be found to the north-east of the historic centre. From there, catch the 40 bus to reach the city centre, which takes around 10 minutes. There is also a special Zoo Bus link from the station.
Passengers board the train most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly, which is located around 0.6 miles (954 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Chester, located 1.3 miles (2.1 km) away from the city centre.
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