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Manchester Piccadilly to Chester by train

It takes an average of 1h 18m to travel from Manchester Piccadilly to Chester by train, over a distance of around 33 miles (53 km). There are normally 65 trains per day travelling from Manchester Piccadilly to Chester and tickets for this journey start from £6 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 59m
PriceFrom £6
Distance33 miles (53 km)
Frequency65 trains per day
First train04:47
Last train00:32
Departure stationManchester Piccadilly
Arrival stationChester
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsTransport for Wales

Manchester Piccadilly to Chester train times

Check out the next trains departing from Manchester Piccadilly to Chester for Tuesday 23rd August 2022 using our handy timetable below, including platform and live travel information. You can view the full day timetable or search for a different date here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
12:31 13:49 1h 18m, 1 change
12:39 14:12 1h 33m, direct
12:53 13:57 1h 4m, direct
13:31 14:49 1h 18m, 1 change
13:39 15:11 1h 32m, direct
13:53 14:56 1h 3m, direct
14:31 15:49 1h 18m, 1 change
14:39 16:10 1h 31m, direct
14:52 15:56 1h 4m, direct
15:31 16:49 1h 18m, 1 change

Travel from Manchester Piccadilly to Chester by train in 59 minutes

If you want to know more about the journey from Manchester Piccadilly to Chester by train, look no further!

The average journey time from Manchester Piccadilly to Chester by train is 1 hour 41 minutes, although on the fastest services it can take just 59 minutes. You'll usually find 65 trains per day travelling the 33 miles (53 km) between these two destinations. Direct trains are usually available every day on the route to Chester. You'll be travelling with Avanti West Coast, Transport for Wales or East Midlands Railway on your way to Chester, as these are the main rail operators on this route.

Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Manchester Piccadilly to Chester start from £6.00 when you book in advance, so use our Journey Planner to view the latest prices. Travelling Off-Peak or using a Railcard are also great ways to save.

Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Chester, including FAQs, and tips on booking cheap train tickets. Check the timetable above for live train times or if you're ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Manchester Piccadilly 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 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester take?

The average journey time by train between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester is 1 hour and 18 minutes, with around 65 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 Manchester Piccadilly and Chester by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Manchester Piccadilly to Chester is 59 minutes.

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

Train ticket prices from Manchester Piccadilly to Chester can start from as little as £6 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 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Manchester Piccadilly to Chester without having to change trains. There are 65 direct trains from Manchester Piccadilly 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 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester leave?

The first train from Manchester Piccadilly to Chester leaves at 04:47. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Manchester Piccadilly to Chester leave?

The last train from Manchester Piccadilly to Chester leaves at 00:32. 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 Manchester Piccadilly and Chester by train?

Trains travelling from Manchester Piccadilly to Chester cover a distance of around 33 miles (53 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from Manchester Piccadilly to Chester

Train tickets from Manchester Piccadilly to Chester start at £6 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

Look out for Advance tickets – they usually come out up to 12 weeks before the departure date and can be cheaper than buying on the day. If you’re here a tad early, sign up for our Advance ticket alert today to get notified when your tickets are released.

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 Manchester Piccadilly 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.

Split your tickets

Download our app to find split tickets — courtesy of SplitSave, our handy feature which 'splits' your train tickets where possible to find you a better deal. Learn more about the clever tech behind split tickets, and how to spot SplitSave discounts in our app.

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

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