Duration 2h 52m
Distance 124.5 miles
Average price £140
Frequency Hourly

Trip overview

The average train between Cheltenham and Chester takes 2h 52m and the fastest train takes 2h 5m. There is an hourly train service from Cheltenham 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.

Train via Crewe • 2h 33m

  1. Cheltenham Spa
  2. Birmingham New Street
  3. Chester
2h 33m
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£56 - £280

Cheltenham to Chester train times

Trains run hourly between Cheltenham and Chester. The earliest departure is at 21:16 at night, and the last departure from Cheltenham is at 22:59 which arrives into Chester at 07:19. All services require a transfer, and take on average 2h 52m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

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No, there is no direct train from Cheltenham to Chester. However, there are services departing from Cheltenham Spa and arriving at Chester via Birmingham New Street and Crewe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 33m.

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The distance between Cheltenham and Chester is 96 miles. The road distance is 124.5 miles.

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Cheltenham to Chester train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Cheltenham Spa station.

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

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You can take a train from Cheltenham to Chester via Birmingham New Street and Crewe in around 2h 33m.
Train operators
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£30 - £120
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£19 - £70
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£16 - £22
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
£29 - £45

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