It takes an average of 3h 28m to travel from Sheffield to Chester by train, over a distance of around 60 miles (96 km). There are normally 62 trains per day travelling from Sheffield to Chester and tickets for this journey start from £11 when you book in advance.
From 1h 53m
60 miles (96 km)
62 trains per day
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The train from Sheffield to Chester usually takes 3 hours 28 minutes on average to travel 60 miles (96 km), although the quickest services can take as little as 1 hour 53 minutes. You can expect to find 62 trains per day running on this popular route. You'll need to make 1 change during the journey to Chester, as there currently aren't any direct services on this route. During your journey, you're likely to be travelling with London North Eastern Railway, Avanti West Coast or Transport for Wales, as these are the main train operators on this route.
You can save money on train tickets from Sheffield to Chester if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from £11.00. You can also travel Off-Peak – tickets are usually cheaper during quieter times on weekdays and weekends – or get a Railcard and save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys for a whole year. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.
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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 Sheffield to Chester is right for you.
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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