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The nearest station to Chester Roman Amphitheatre is Chester, with its regular trains running in all directions to and from Manchester Piccadilly, Liverpool Central, Llanelli, Holyhead and London Euston. The station is either a 15-minute walk to the amphitheatre or the Sapphire 1 bus service leaves for the 6-minute journey to the amphitheatre from Pepper Street’s stand Z, directly outside the station. There is also a taxi rank in the station car park.


Whilst the current government advice is to only travel if your journey is essential, we will update this page as the situation changes. We will always provide official information on how to visit this attraction safely and responsibly by train.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours: Ticket collection times are: Mon-Fri 05:30-00:30, Sat 05:30-00:30, Sun 07:45-23:30
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:45 - 23:00
Saturday 06:30 - 22:30
Sunday 07:30 - 22:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Left Luggage Websitehttp://www.arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Lost PropertyAvailable
Lost Property phone number03333 211 202
Lost Property Websitehttp://www.arrivatrainswales.co.uk/lostproperty
Shops noteNews agent
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Coffee shop Buffet Public House/Bar
ATM notes
Located on concourse
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsUnavailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameChester East Chester West
Carpark operatorNational Car Parks Ltd National Car Parks Ltd
Car parking spaces236
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces76
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
in the concourse
Cycle storage notes<p>Cycle Storage is located behind the buffet on the main concourse.</p>
Step-free accessWhole station
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable

It’s taken nearly a hundred years for excavations at Chester Roman Amphitheatre to get where they are today, but now, when you look at the site from Little St John Street, you immediately get a sense of the size and importance of this 1st-century amphitheatre, thanks, in part, to the detailed Gary Drostle mural that stretches across the amphitheatre, under a raised walkway.

The perfect spot to sit and enjoy the mural, weather permitting, is on the Little St John Street grass area in front of the amphitheatre’s ancient ruins. It’s also a great place in Chester town centre to take some time out to catch some rays, pitch up for a picnic or simply sit and watch the world go by.

A walk along the routes the Roman troops – even gladiators – took on their way through the amphitheatre will open up the rich history seen under the site’s vaulted stairways and deadly gladiator pit. Historians believe, thanks to the finding of pots decorated with images of gladiators, that the amphitheatre was the birthplace of souvenirs, but these days, it’s a short jaunt along Pepper Street to pick up amphitheatre memorabilia and a snack.

Departures and arrivals from Chester

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Chester station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to ChesterMerseyrail05:557BOn time
to Liverpool Lime StreetTransport for Wales06:083AOn time
to ChesterMerseyrail06:257BOn time
to Manchester PiccadillyTransport for Wales06:431On time
to Manchester PiccadillyNorthern06:515On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from MoorfieldsMerseyrail06:317BOn time
from CreweTransport for Wales06:473On time
from HootonMerseyrail07:017BOn time
from ChesterMerseyrail07:317BOn time
from ChesterMerseyrail08:017BOn time
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