Manchester to Chester train

Cheap train tickets from Manchester to Chester

Showing times and prices for Oct 05

Cheapest

24

Average

24

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.

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09:56AMManchester Oxford Road1h03 10:59AMChester
0 transfers
241One-way
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10:56AMManchester Oxford Road1h00 11:56AMChester
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241One-way
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10:31AMManchester Piccadilly1h18 11:49AMChester
1 transfer
241One-way
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08:31AMManchester Piccadilly1h19 09:50AMChester
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241One-way
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08:55AMManchester Oxford Road1h01 09:56AMChester
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241One-way

Train schedule from Manchester to Chester

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wednesday, October 5
08:31AMManchester Piccadilly1h19 09:50AMChester
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08:55AMManchester Oxford Road1h01 09:56AMChester
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09:31AMManchester Piccadilly1h19 10:50AMChester
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09:56AMManchester Oxford Road1h03 10:59AMChester
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10:31AMManchester Piccadilly1h18 11:49AMChester
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10:56AMManchester Oxford Road1h00 11:56AMChester
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Fastest train times from Manchester to Chester

Showing times and prices for Oct 05

Fastest Journey

1 h

Average

1 h 10 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

54 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Manchester for Chester every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
10:56AMManchester Oxford Road1h00 11:56AMChester
0 transfers
241One-way
08:55AMManchester Oxford Road1h01 09:56AMChester
0 transfers
241One-way
09:56AMManchester Oxford Road1h03 10:59AMChester
0 transfers
241One-way
10:31AMManchester Piccadilly1h18 11:49AMChester
1 transfer
241One-way
08:31AMManchester Piccadilly1h19 09:50AMChester
1 transfer
241One-way

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Overview: Train from Manchester to Chester

distanceDistance33 miles (54 km)
durationAverage train duration54 min
priceAverage train ticket price$14 (€14)
frequencyTrain frequency28 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 28 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesCross Country, Northern Rail, Transport for Wales or Avanti West Coast

Trains from Manchester to Chester cover the 33 miles (54 km) long route taking on average 54 min with our travel partners like Cross Country, Northern Rail, Transport for Wales or Avanti West Coast. Normally, there are 28 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $14 (€14), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $8 (€8). Travelers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Chester.

Train providers: CrossCountry and Northern Rail (3) from Manchester to Chester trains

CrossCountry and Northern Rail (3) trains will get you between Manchester and Chester from $8 (€8). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

Northern Rail (3)
CrossCountry

Northern Trains is one of many publicly owned train operating companies in the United Kingdom. The rail network in the UK has been run by over 20 train companies, but they work together as National Rail with coordinated fares and ticketing. Headquartered in York, Northern operates local and commuter trains across the entire north of England connecting regions of the North East, North West, East Midlands, Staffordshire, Yorkshire and the Humber coast line. Advance, Off-Peak and Anytime Day tickets can be purchased for Northern train journeys from Manchester to Chester. There is only one class option on Northern trains: Standard.

Train information from Manchester to Chester with Northern Rail (3):

  • Average Duration: 1 h
  • Average Price: $8
  • Northern Rail (3) frequency: 14 a day

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train from Manchester to Chester you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

Are you making plans to travel to Chester from Manchester? Why not take a train with CrossCountry? Omio can show you current CrossCountry train times, tickets, travel information (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard) and prices so you can find the best deals on Manchester to Chester trains all in one place. On the CrossCountry train, you can expect to travel 33 miles (54 km) between Manchester and Chester. If you use the Omio app to search for trains from Manchester to Chester, you can quickly see if the CrossCountry ticket is a mobile ticket, making it easy for you to go paperless when taking a train. Once you have found your perfect one-way CrossCountry train from Manchester to Chester, book your cheap train tickets online on Omio or in the Omio app quickly and easily so you can spend the rest of your time enjoying your upcoming trip!

    Trains from Manchester to Chester: Journey Details

    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.

    Taking the Train from Manchester

    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.

    Getting into Chester by Train

    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.

    Travel Tips: Trains from Manchester to Chester

    Travel Tips: Travel by train to Chester easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Manchester to Chester.
    FAQs
    Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest train from Manchester to Chester for the next 7 days starting from $8 (€8)  one way.
    If you’re looking to purchase your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Manchester to Chester train price to come in at an average of $14 (€14)  one way.
    The Manchester to Chester train distance is approximately 33 miles (54 km).
    On average the Manchester to Chester train travel time is 54 min  for the 33 miles (54 km) long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.

    Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Manchester Piccadilly   and arrive in Chester.

    You can find the most popular departure train station for this route, Manchester Piccadilly, located approximately 0.6 miles (954 m) from the city center of Manchester. The most popular arrival train station in Chester, called Chester, is located around 0.7 miles (1.1 km) away from its city center.

    For the journey from Manchester to Chester you can take a train with Cross Country, Northern Rail, Transport for Wales or Avanti West Coast. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services from Manchester to Chester on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
    Yes, there are 28 direct trains per day from Manchester to Chester with Transport for Wales or Northern Rail, and you won’t need to transfer at another stop in between. Direct train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when traveling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you book your train ticket.
    On average, there are 28 trains a day from Manchester to Chester. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
    The earliest train for this trip departs from Manchester at 5: 14 AM. The last train leaves from Manchester at 11: 32 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Manchester to Chester and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
    In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train providers offering this journey and save money. If you buy train tickets between Manchester and Chester within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $14 (€14) one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your train ticket from Manchester to Chester a few months in advance.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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    Chester
    The major railway station for departures from Manchester is Manchester Piccadilly. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Manchester Piccadilly for your journey between Manchester and Chester.
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    +44 3457114141
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    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Sat: 04: 30 - 22: 30 | Sun: 07: 00 - 22: 30
    Public transit options for Manchester Piccadilly
    Bus lines: 1, 2, 3, 147
    Train lines: Northern, TransPennine Express, Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Transport for Wales
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    Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail Replacement bus services depart from stands L & M of the adjacent Bus Station which is situated close to the ticket office.
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    Location for Rail Replacement Services: Pick up point is on Station Approach (M3 1WY) directly outside the station main entrance, outside the M & S shop.
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    Location for Rail Replacement Services: Pick Up / Drop Off at the bus stops on Whitworth St West (200 yards from station) (station side for Liverpool, opposite side for Piccadilly)

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