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  1. on time
    Chester
    Platform 1
    on time
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 13 estimated
    0 changes
    Peak
  2. Chester
    Platform 3A estimated
    06:08
    Chester
    Platform 3A estimated
    06:17
    Helsby
    Platform 2 estimated
    06:27
    Helsby
    Platform 4 estimated
    07:17
    Manchester Victoria
    Platform 6 estimated
    Manchester Victoria
    Platform 6 estimated
    1 change
    Peak
  3. Chester
    Platform 1 estimated
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 13 estimated
    0 changes
    Peak
  4. Chester
    Platform 5 estimated
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 8 estimated
    0 changes
    Off Peak
  5. Chester
    Platform 1 estimated
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 13 estimated
    0 changes
    Peak
  6. Chester
    Platform 1 estimated
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 13 estimated
    0 changes
    Peak
  7. Chester
    Platform 5 estimated
    Manchester Victoria
    Platform 6 estimated
    0 changes
    Off Peak
  8. Chester
    Platform 1 estimated
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 13 estimated
    0 changes
    Peak
  9. Chester
    Platform 4 estimated
    08:55
    Chester
    Platform 4 estimated
    09:19
    Crewe
    Platform 9 estimated
    09:29
    Crewe
    Platform 6 estimated
    10:12
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 7 estimated
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 7 estimated
    1 change
    Peak
  10. Chester
    Platform 6 estimated
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 5 estimated
    0 changes
    Off Peak

Journey information from Chester to Manchester

  • Train Fares from: £6
  • Fastest route:
  • Slowest route:
  • Average journey time:
  • Changes: Direct
  • How long does it take to travel from Chester to Manchester by train?

    The average journey time between Chester and Manchester is . On an average weekday, there are 82 trains travelling from Chester to Manchester. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays.

    Avg. Duration
  • What is the fastest journey from Chester to Manchester by train?

    The fastest journey time by train is .

  • How much does the train from Chester to Manchester cost?

    Train tickets from Chester to Manchester can start from as little as £6 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.

  • Are there direct trains from Chester to Manchester?

    Yes, it is possible to travel from Chester to Manchester without having to change trains. Use our journey planner above to get direct train times from Chester to Manchester.

    Direct
  • What is the distance between Chester and Manchester?

    The distance between Chester and Manchester is 33 miles.

    Distance: 33 miles
  • What time is the first train from Chester to Manchester?

    The first train from Chester to Manchester departs at .

    What time is the last train from Chester to Manchester?

    The last train from Chester to Manchester departs at .

    First train
    Last train
    No sleeper services are available. There may also be fewer services on weekends and public holidays; use the Journey Planner above to search for a specific train on your chosen travel date.
  • If you're like us, you've probably seen the sheer number of ticket types available in the UK and wondered ''Why are there so many?!'' Well, luckily we've put together a handy guide to all the variations of train ticket you may encounter on your travels.

    *Please note that not all types of train tickets are available for every journey. Factors such as the time, date and train company you'll be using can affect the availability of each one.

Chester to Manchester timetable

Check out the next trains departing from Chester to Manchester for Friday 29th May 2020. For the full train timetable, or to search for a later time or date, click here.

DepartsArrivesDuration
21:5922:5758m, direct
06:0807:171h 9m, 1 change
06:4307:491h 6m, direct
06:5108:171h 26m, direct
07:1208:121h 0m, direct
07:3808:541h 16m, direct
08:2309:1956m, direct
08:5209:541h 2m, direct
08:5510:121h 17m, 1 change
09:0210:301h 28m, direct

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

How to find cheap train tickets from Chester to Manchester

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**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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