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Liverpool Lime Street to Chester by train

It takes an average of 47m to travel from Liverpool Lime Street to Chester by train, over a distance of around 15 miles (24 km). There are normally 92 trains per day travelling from Liverpool Lime Street to Chester and tickets for this journey start from £6.60 when you book in advance.

First train

04:38

Last train

23:43

Departure station

Liverpool Lime Street

Arrival station

Chester

Journey time

From 41m

Distance

15 miles (24 km)

Frequency

92 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From £6.60

Train operators

Merseyrail, Transport for Wales

Travelling from Liverpool to Chester by train

Hoping to take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Chester and looking for more information about the journey? You’ve come to the right place!

On average, the journey from Liverpool Lime Street to Chester by train takes around 47 minutes, however the fastest services can take as little as 41 minutes. As there are 83 direct trains on this route each day, you don’t need to worry about making any changes during your journey.

When travelling on this route, you’ll board a train at Liverpool Lime Street station operated by either Merseyrail or Transport for Wales. No matter who you end up travelling with, you’ll enjoy onboard amenities such as comfortable seating, generous luggage storage and free WiFi on most services. On both services, your train will arrive promptly at Chester station.

Once you’ve left the station, you’re a short walk from Chester city centre. Here, you’ll find some of the city’s most famous sights, such as Chester Cathedral, Chester Roman Amphitheatre and Eastgate Clock – an iconic turret clock perched on a Georgian gate.

Want to book cheap train tickets? Try travelling at Off-Peak times, as tickets are normally cheaper during quieter travel times on weekdays and weekend. Also, if you travel by train frequently, why not get a Railcard? You’ll save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys for a whole year.

Keen to book? Start your search for cheap train tickets from Liverpool to Chester with us today. For more information, keep reading for money-saving tips, FAQs and our timetable where you can view live train times.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Liverpool Lime Street to Chester? 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 Liverpool Lime Street to Chester take?

The average journey time by train between Liverpool Lime Street and Chester is 47 minutes, with around 92 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 Liverpool Lime Street and Chester by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Liverpool Lime Street to Chester is 41 minutes.

How much does the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Chester cost?

Train ticket prices from Liverpool Lime Street to Chester can start from as little as £6.60 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 Liverpool Lime Street to Chester?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Liverpool Lime Street to Chester without having to change trains. There are 92 direct trains from Liverpool Lime Street to Chester each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Liverpool Lime Street to Chester leave?

The first train from Liverpool Lime Street to Chester leaves at 04:38. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Liverpool Lime Street to Chester leave?

The last train from Liverpool Lime Street to Chester leaves at 23:43. 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 Liverpool Lime Street and Chester by train?

Trains travelling from Liverpool Lime Street to Chester cover a distance of around 15 miles (24 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from Liverpool Lime Street to Chester

Train tickets from Liverpool Lime Street to Chester start at £6.60 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.

Book in advance

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Consider a Season Ticket

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 Liverpool Lime Street to Chester is right for you.

Use your Railcard

National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a National Railcard here.

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For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.

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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