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Duration 3h 47m
Distance 237.1 miles
Average price £170
Frequency 8/day

Trip overview

The average train between Edinburgh and Chester takes 3h 47m and the fastest train takes 3h 15m. The train service runs several times per day from Edinburgh 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. Edinburgh
  2. Chester
3h 49m
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£90 - £300

Edinburgh to Chester train times

Trains run every four hours between Edinburgh and Chester. The earliest departure is at 10:52 in the morning, and the last departure from Edinburgh is at 18:52 which arrives into Chester at 22:17. All services require a transfer at Warrington Bank Quay and take an average of 3h 47m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Edinburgh to Chester. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Chester via Warrington Bank Quay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 49m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Chester is 192 miles. The road distance is 237.1 miles.

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Edinburgh to Chester train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, depart from Edinburgh station.

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Edinburgh to Chester train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, arrive at Warrington Bank Quay 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 Edinburgh and Chester?

Avanti West Coast operates a train from Edinburgh to Warrington Bank Quay every 4 hours. Tickets cost £80 - £280 and the journey takes 2h 49m.
Train operators
Avanti West Coast
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£80 - £280

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