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Birmingham to Chester by train

It takes an average of 1h 55m to travel from Birmingham to Chester by train, over a distance of around 64 miles (103 km). There are normally 10 trains per day traveling from Birmingham to Chester and tickets for this journey start from $17.34 when you book in advance.

First train

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Last train

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Departure station

Birmingham

Arrival station

Chester

Journey time

From 1h 15m

Distance

64 miles (103 km)

Frequency

10 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From $17.34

Train operators

Avanti West Coast, Transport for Wales

About the train journey from Birmingham to Chester

Want to travel from Birmingham to Chester by train? Start your journey with us.

The train from Birmingham to Chester usually takes 1 hour 55 minutes on average to travel 103 km, although the quickest services can take as little as 1 hour 15 minutes. You can expect to find 10 trains per day running on this popular route. Good news! There are direct trains available to Chester, so you can just make yourself comfortable as soon as you board the train and just enjoy the journey.

To help you get the best train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Birmingham to Chester in our Journey Planner. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save, as advance tickets start from $17.34.

Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Chester, including FAQs, timetables with first and last train times and tips on booking cheap train tickets. If you're ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.

FAQs for Birmingham to Chester

Want to know more about your journey from Birmingham to Chester? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Birmingham to Chester take?

The average journey time by train between Birmingham and Chester is 1 hour and 55 minutes, with around 10 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Birmingham and Chester by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Birmingham to Chester is 1 hour and 15 minutes.

How much does the train from Birmingham to Chester cost?

Train tickets from Birmingham to Chester can start from as little as $17.34 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Birmingham to Chester?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Birmingham to Chester without having to change trains. There are 10 direct trains from Birmingham to Chester each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Birmingham to Chester leave?

The first train from Birmingham to Chester leaves at 04:30. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Birmingham to Chester leave?

The last train from Birmingham to Chester leaves at 21:55. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Birmingham and Chester by train?

Trains travelling from Birmingham to Chester cover a distance of around 64 miles (103 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Chester to Birmingham.

Cheap train tickets from Birmingham to Chester

Train tickets from Birmingham to Chester start at $17.34 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets.

Book in advance

Look out for Advance tickets – they usually come out up to 12 weeks before the departure date and can be cheaper than buying on the day. If you’re here a tad early, sign up for our Advance ticket alert today to get notified when your tickets are released.

Consider a Season Ticket

If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for Birmingham to Chester is right for you.

Use your Railcard

National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a National Railcard here.

Split your tickets

Download our app to find split tickets — courtesy of SplitSave, our handy feature which 'splits' your train tickets where possible to find you a better deal. Learn more about the clever tech behind split tickets, and how to spot SplitSave discounts in our app.

For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.

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What are my ticket options for this journey?

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