How to travel from Chester to Manchester

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Travel Information between Chester and Manchester

distanceDistance33 miles (54 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$8 - $21
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $8 (€7) • 50 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $8 (€7) • 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Northern Rail (3)

Travel 33 miles (54 km) by train or bus from Chester to Manchester. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are National Express or Northern Rail (3) among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Chester to Manchester.

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from Chester to Manchester

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

Our recommendation

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

Northern Rail
Chester station (CTR)
07:26AMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
0 transfers
Northern Rail
Chester station (CTR)
07:26AMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
0 transfers
Transport for Wales
Chester station (CTR)
05:50AMManchester Oxford Road (MCO)
0 transfers
Other options
Transport for Wales
Chester station (CTR)
06:50AMManchester Oxford Road (MCO)
0 transfers
Transport for Wales
Chester station (CTR)
04:48AMManchester Oxford Road (MCO)
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
Chester station (CTR)
06:43AMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
1 transfer

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All travel companies: Train and Bus from Chester to Manchester

Travel on National Express and Northern Rail (3) travel from Chester to Manchester at great prices. Omio finds you travel times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies all in one place.

Northern Rail is a train company based in the United Kingdom operating trains to Manchester from 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.

    National Express is the leading travel company for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 travel a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveler in mind. All National Express travel are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most travel are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the Chester - Manchester travel: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.

      FAQs: Travel from Chester to Manchester

      FAQs: Travel to Manchester 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 Chester to Manchester.

      There are 2 travel options between Chester and Manchester. You can take a train or bus.

      The cheapest way to travel to Manchester from Chester is a train with an average price of $8 (€7).

      This is compared to other travel options from Chester to Manchester:

      A train is $13 (€11) less than a bus with an average ticket price of $21 (€18) from Chester to Manchester.

      The fastest way from Chester to Manchester is by train with an average journey time of 50 min.

      There are alternative travel options to Manchester that take longer:

      Bus takes on average 1 h 55 min.

      Manchester is approximately 33 miles (54 km) away from Chester.

      The average frequency per day from Chester to Manchester is:

      • 7 trains a day.

      However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Chester and Manchester 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 Chester to Manchester:

      • Buses from Chester to Manchester most often leave from Chester, Gorse Stacks (Bus Interchange) and arrive in Manchester, Coach Station.
      • Trains mostly leave from Chester and tend to arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

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

      • You can travel by train from Chester to Manchester with Northern Rail (3), Transport for Wales or Virgin Trains, and you can find Northern Rail (3) Chester to Manchester tickets for $8 (€7) on Omio.

      Yes, there are direct routes from Chester to Manchester with the following travel companies:

      • You can find 7 direct trains per day to take to Manchester with Northern Rail (3) or Transport for Wales.

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

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