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Duration 2h 58m
Distance 218.5 miles
Average price £140
Frequency 13/day

Trip overview

The average train between Dartford and Chester takes 2h 58m and the fastest train takes 2h 45m. There is a train service every few hours from Dartford 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. Dartford
  2. London Euston
  3. Chester
3h 45m
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£75 - £253

Dartford to Chester train times

Trains run hourly between Dartford and Chester. The earliest departure is at 16:19 in the afternoon, and the last departure from Dartford is at 19:07 which arrives into Chester at 22:11. All services require a transfer, and take on average 2h 58m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Dartford to Chester. However, there are services departing from Dartford and arriving at Chester via London Bridge station and London Euston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 45m.

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The distance between Dartford and Chester is 179 miles. The road distance is 218.5 miles.

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

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Dartford 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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