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Duration 2h 7m
Distance 72.8 miles
Average price £85
Frequency 14/day

Trip overview

The average train between Derby and Chester takes 2h 7m and the fastest train takes 1h 47m. There is a train service every few hours from Derby 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. Derby
  2. Chester
1h 55m
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£34 - £72

Derby to Chester train times

Trains run hourly between Derby and Chester. The earliest departure is at 16:42 in the afternoon, and the last departure from Derby is at 20:42 which arrives into Chester at 22:48. All services require a transfer at Crewe and take an average of 2h 7m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

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No, there is no direct train from Derby to Chester. However, there are services departing from Derby and arriving at Chester via Crewe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 55m.

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The distance between Derby and Chester is 62 miles. The road distance is 72.8 miles.

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Derby to Chester train services, operated by East Midlands Railways, depart from Derby station.

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Derby to Chester train services, operated by East Midlands Railways, arrive at Crewe station.

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

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What companies run services between Derby and Chester?

East Midlands Railways operates a train from Derby to Crewe every 3 hours. Tickets cost £25 - £40 and the journey takes 1h 17m.
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