It takes an average of 2h 6m to travel from London to Chester by train, over a distance of around 165 miles (265 km). There are normally 13 trains per day traveling from London to Chester and tickets for this journey start from $31.09 when you book in advance.
From 2h 2m
165 miles (265 km)
13 trains per day
Direct trains available
Want to find out more about taking the train from London to Chester? Look no further.
You'll usually find 13 trains per day running between London and Chester, which usually take 2 hours 6 minutes to complete the 265 km journey. It can take as little as 2 hours 2 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. As soon as you board the train, you'll be able to make yourself comfortable and enjoy the journey as there are direct services available.
You can save money on train tickets from London to Chester if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from $31.09. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.
Want to book your train tickets now? Just start a search with us today. If you want to find out more about the journey, read on for train schedules (including first and last train times), FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets.
The average journey time by train between London and Chester is 2 hours and 6 minutes, with around 13 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 London to Chester is 2 hours and 2 minutes.
Train tickets from London to Chester can start from as little as $31.09 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 London to Chester without having to change trains. There are 13 direct trains from London to Chester each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from London to Chester leaves at 08:02. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from London to Chester leaves at 20:02. 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 London to Chester cover a distance of around 165 miles (265 km) during the journey.
If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Chester to London.
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