How to travel to Chester Zoo by train

Planning a day out at Chester Zoo and want to travel there by train? You're in luck. We've got all the info you need to know about taking the train, including which station to go to and upcoming train times.

The nearest train station to Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo is just a couple of miles from its nearest station, Chester, a transport hub with excellent direct connections with many large cities across the country - Altrincham, Manchester, Wales, Crewe, Liverpool and London.

Getting from Chester train station to Chester Zoo

You can buy your train and zoo ticket at the same time at any local station nationwide. From Chester train station, there is a regular zoo bus (included in the ticket price) from bus stop S6.

A day at Chester Zoo is a great day out for all the family. Learn all about the animal kingdom and get up close to hundreds of animals from around the world. There are plenty of fun activities, talks and events that everyone will enjoy.

Visit the Chester Zoo official website for opening information.

Station details & facilities

More about Chester Zoo

Since its tender 1930s beginnings, Chester Zoo has lead the way in forward-thinking wildlife attractions, changing the way animals are looked after in zoos the world over. From the first polar bear wandering, bar free, through the park to the zoo’s continually evolving enclosures and islands, visitors have always felt the spirit of adventure when they arrive at the zoo. Set in 125 acres of award-winning gardens and home to 12,500 animals and 400 species, it is the largest zoo in Britain, and it has some of the biggest ideas.

An experience opened in 2015 is the Islands at Chester Zoo, a recreation of the tropical environments of six south-east Asian islands, where explorers of all ages can track the famed Sumatran tiger and climb trees with orangutans in Europe’s largest orangutan enclosure before enjoying a relaxing riverboat trip weaving a path through all six islands. As the zoo has both the welfare of their rare and exotic animals as well as the education of every visitor at its heart, there are also daily animal lectures and hands-on experiences to enjoy before heading off to the play areas, themed gardens, numerous restaurants and the awesome Zoofari monorail.

Departures and arrivals from Chester

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Chester station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Manchester PiccadillyTransport for Wales14:524On time
to Manchester PiccadillyTransport for Wales14:541On time
to Manchester PiccadillyMerseyrail14:577BOn time
to Manchester PiccadillyTransport for Wales14:574On time
to Manchester PiccadillyNorthern15:025On time
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from LeedsTransport for Wales14:491On time
from LeedsTransport for Wales14:504On time
from LeedsTransport for Wales14:564On time
from LeedsMerseyrail15:007BOn time
from LeedsNorthern15:056On time

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