How to travel from Birmingham to Chester

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Travel Information between Birmingham and Chester

distanceDistance64 miles (103 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$17 - $24
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $17 (€15) • 1 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $17 (€15) • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Transport for Wales

Take a train or bus to travel 64 miles (103 km) between Birmingham and Chester. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are National Express or Transport for Wales among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Birmingham to Chester.

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from Birmingham to Chester

How to get from Birmingham to Chester by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

The best way to travel from Birmingham to Chester is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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National Express, CrossCountry and FlixBus will get you to Chester from Birmingham at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best travel times, prices and tickets for your trip.

Cross Country trains are a UK-based train operator that provides services across the country including trains between Birmingham and Chester. They offer a range of services, from express services to local services, and have a variety of ticket types to suit different needs. Their express services, such as the CrossCountry Voyager and CrossCountry XC Trains, offer a fast and comfortable journey, with onboard facilities such as free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a selection of snacks and drinks. Their local services, such as the CrossCountry Regional and CrossCountry Regional Express, provide a more leisurely journey, with stops at smaller stations along the way. They also offer a range of ticket types, such as Advance, Anytime, and Off-Peak tickets, to suit different budgets and travel needs. The most popular routes for Cross Country trains include London to Birmingham, Manchester to Edinburgh, and Bristol to Reading.

    National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance travel company operating over 550 travel per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates travel services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express travel have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most travel come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your travel to Chester from Birmingham, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

      FAQs: Travel from Birmingham to Chester

      FAQs: Travel 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 Birmingham to Chester.

      You can get from Birmingham to Chester 2 different ways: train or bus.

      The cheapest way to get from Birmingham to Chester is by taking a train with average ticket prices of $17 (€15) compared to other travel options to Chester:

      A train is $7 (€6) less than a bus for this route with tickets for a bus from Birmingham to Chester costing on average $24 (€21).

      The quickest way to travel between Birmingham and Chester is by train, which takes on average 1 h 15 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

      Bus takes 1 h 40 min on average.

      You should expect to travel around 64 miles (103 km) between Birmingham and Chester.

      The average frequency per day from Birmingham to Chester is:

      • 1 bus a day.
      • 10 trains a day.

      However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Birmingham and Chester as scheduled services by train or bus can vary by season or day of the week.

      These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Birmingham to Chester:

      • Buses from Birmingham to Chester most often leave from Birmingham, Coach Station and arrive in Chester, Gorse Stacks (Bus Interchange).
      • Trains mostly depart from Birmingham New Street and arrive in Chester.

      Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Birmingham to Chester:

      • You can travel by bus from Birmingham to Chester with National Express or FlixBus, and you can find National Express Birmingham to Chester tickets for $24 (€21) on Omio.
      • You can go to Chester from Birmingham by train with Transport for Wales, Virgin Trains, West Midlands Trains or CrossCountry. You'll see cheap train tickets for $17 (€15) with Transport for Wales from Birmingham to Chester on Omio.

      Yes, there are direct services available from Birmingham to Chester with the following travel companies:

      • Direct buses with National Express with 1 direct bus per day.
      • Direct trains with Virgin Trains with 1 direct train per day.

      Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Chester as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Chester from Birmingham.

      Many of our customers traveling from Birmingham to Chester don't make Chester their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Chester are London, Manchester, Liverpool or Edinburgh, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Chester to any of these top destinations today!
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