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Duration 3h 39m
Distance 259.7 miles
Average price £180
Frequency 12/day

Trip overview

The average train between Canterbury and Chester takes 3h 39m and the fastest train takes 3h 12m. There is a train service every few hours from Canterbury to Chester. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. Canterbury West
  2. London Euston
  3. Chester
3h 56m
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£98 - £286

Canterbury to Chester train times

Trains run every two hours between Canterbury and Chester. The service departs Canterbury at 18:26 in the evening, which arrives into Chester at 22:11. All services require a transfer at St Pancras International and take an average of 3h 39m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Canterbury to Chester. However, there are services departing from Canterbury West and arriving at Chester via London Euston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 56m.

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The distance between Canterbury and Chester is 215 miles. The road distance is 259.7 miles.

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Canterbury to Chester train services, operated by Southeastern, depart from Canterbury West station.

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Canterbury to Chester train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, arrive at Chester station.

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There are 949+ hotels available in Chester. Prices start at £75 per night.

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