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Chester to Colwyn Bay by train

It takes an average of 47m to travel from Chester to Colwyn Bay by train, over a distance of around 36 miles (57 km). There are normally 57 trains per day travelling from Chester to Colwyn Bay and tickets for this journey start from £5.70 when you book in advance.

First train

05:47

Last train

00:41

Departure station

Chester

Arrival station

Colwyn Bay

Journey time

From 39m

Distance

36 miles (57 km)

Frequency

57 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From £5.70

Train operators

Avanti West Coast, Transport for Wales

Taking the train from Chester to Colwyn Bay in 39 minutes

Thinking about taking the train from Chester to Colwyn Bay? We've got you covered.

It usually takes around 47 minutes to travel the 36 miles (57 km) from Chester to Colwyn Bay by train, although you can get there in as little as 39 minutes on the fastest services. You'll normally find around 57 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. During your journey, you'll either be travelling with Avanti West Coast or Transport for Wales, as they are the main operators of services on this route.

Book train tickets from Chester to Colwyn Bay in advance instead of buying them on the day and they can start from £5.70. 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 Colwyn Bay by train, or check our timetable above to view live train times.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Chester to Colwyn Bay? 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 Chester to Colwyn Bay take?

The average journey time by train between Chester and Colwyn Bay is 47 minutes, with around 57 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 Chester and Colwyn Bay by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Chester to Colwyn Bay is 39 minutes.

How much does the train from Chester to Colwyn Bay cost?

Train ticket prices from Chester to Colwyn Bay can start from as little as £5.70 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.

Is there a direct train from Chester to Colwyn Bay?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Chester to Colwyn Bay without having to change trains. There are 57 direct trains from Chester to Colwyn Bay each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Chester to Colwyn Bay leave?

The first train from Chester to Colwyn Bay leaves at 05:47. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Chester to Colwyn Bay leave?

The last train from Chester to Colwyn Bay leaves at 00:41. 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 Chester and Colwyn Bay by train?

Trains travelling from Chester to Colwyn Bay cover a distance of around 36 miles (57 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from Chester to Colwyn Bay

Train tickets from Chester to Colwyn Bay start at £5.70 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.

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Advance adult single fare. Excludes booking fee. Prices seen by Trainline customers in the last 30 days. Availability limited.
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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