|Distance||33 miles (54 km)|
|Average train duration||1 h 6 min|
|Average train ticket price||$15 (€12)|
|Train frequency||25 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 25 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Northern Rail, Arriva Trains Wales or Avanti West Coast|
Trains from Manchester to Chester cover the 33 miles (54 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 6 min with our travel partners like Northern Rail, Arriva Trains Wales or Avanti West Coast. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $15 (€12), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $9 (€7). Travelers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Chester.
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.
Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Chester.
Passengers board the train most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly, which is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center, and they get off the train at Chester, located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city center.
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