Thinking about taking the train from Chester to Birmingham New Street? We've got you covered.
It usually takes around 2 hours 31 minutes to travel the 64 miles (104 km) from Chester to Birmingham New Street by train, although you can get there in as little as 1 hour 27 minutes on the fastest services. You'll normally find around 10 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. You're likely to be travelling with Avanti West Coast, Transport for Wales or East Midlands Railway to Birmingham New Street. As the main train operators on this route, all offer plenty of space for luggage and comfortable seating as standard.
Book train tickets from Chester to Birmingham New Street in advance instead of buying them on the day and they can start from £7.50. We'll always highlight the cheapest prices in our Journey Planner, for example when you travel at Off-Peak times or use a Railcard.
If you're feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Birmingham New Street by train, or check our timetable above to view live train times.
The average journey time by train between Chester and Birmingham New Street is 1 hour and 54 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Chester to Birmingham New Street is 1 hour and 27 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Chester to Birmingham New Street can start from as little as £7.50 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Chester to Birmingham New Street without having to change trains. There are 10 direct trains from Chester to Birmingham New Street each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Chester to Birmingham New Street leaves at 03:10. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Chester to Birmingham New Street leaves at 20:30. 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 Birmingham New Street cover a distance of around 64 miles (104 km) during the journey.
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 Chester to Birmingham New Street is right for you.
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