It takes an average of 1h 3m to travel from Chester to Manchester by train, over a distance of around 33 miles (53 km). There are normally 103 trains per day traveling from Chester to Manchester and tickets for this journey start from $7.66 when you book in advance.
33 miles (53 km)
103 trains per day
Direct trains available
Thinking about taking the train from Chester to Manchester? We've got you covered.
It usually takes around 1 hour 3 minutes to travel the 53 km from Chester to Manchester by train, although you can get there in as little as 48 minutes on the fastest services. You'll normally find around 103 trains per day running on this route. You won't need to worry about making any changes along the way either as direct trains are available.
Train tickets from Chester to Manchester start from $7.66 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.
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The average journey time by train between Chester and Manchester is 1 hour and 3 minutes, with around 103 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Chester to Manchester is 48 minutes.
Train tickets from Chester to Manchester can start from as little as $7.66 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Chester to Manchester without having to change trains. There are 103 direct trains from Chester to Manchester each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Chester to Manchester leaves at 02:51. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Chester to Manchester leaves at 23:29. 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.
Trains travelling from Chester to Manchester cover a distance of around 33 miles (53 km) during the journey.
If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Manchester to Chester.
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