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from Manchester to Chester

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Travel Information from Manchester to Chester

distanceDistance33 miles (54 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$11 - $13
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $11 (€9) • 1 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $13 (€11) • 59 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Northern Rail

Travel 33 miles (54 km) by bus or train from Manchester to Chester. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 59 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $11 (€9). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are National Express or Northern Rail among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Manchester to Chester.

How to get from Manchester to Chester

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Manchester to Chester, 70,00% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Manchester to Chester and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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Travel Tips

Travel from Manchester to Chester
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 Manchester to Chester.
How do I go from Manchester to Chester?

There are 2 travel options from Manchester to Chester: bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel between Manchester and Chester?

The cheapest way to travel between Manchester and Chester is by taking a bus with an average price of $11 (€9).

This is compared to other travel options to Chester:

Taking a bus is usually $3 (€2) less than taking a train to Chester, which costs on average $13 (€11) for the same trip.

What is the quickest way from Manchester to Chester?

The fastest way from Manchester to Chester is by train with an average journey time of 59 min.

There are alternative travel options to Chester that can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 1 h 20 min.

What is the distance between Manchester and Chester?

You should expect to travel around 33 miles (54 km) between Manchester and Chester.

How many services a day are there to Chester from Manchester?

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Chester is:

  • 25 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Manchester to Chester as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do I depart from Manchester? Where do I arrive in Chester?

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

  • Buses from Manchester to Chester most often leave from Manchester, Shudehill Interchange and arrive in Chester, Gorse Stacks (Bus Interchange).
  • Trains mostly leave from Manchester Piccadilly and tend to arrive in Chester.
Which travel companies can get me from Manchester to Chester?

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

  • You can travel between Manchester and Chester by bus with National Express. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $11 (€9) with National Express from Manchester to Chester.
  • You can travel by train to Chester from Manchester with Northern Rail, and you can find Northern Rail Manchester to Chester tickets for $13 (€11) on Omio.
What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Manchester to Chester?
Omio customers who travel from Manchester to Chester often also extend their vacation to go to London, Liverpool or Birmingham. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Chester and these popular destinations at a great price.
How far in advance should I buy tickets to Chester from Manchester online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip from Manchester to Chester, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost $11 (€9) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average $13 (€11) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Manchester to Chester online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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