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Duration 4h 54m
Distance 250.6 miles
Average price £207
Frequency 12/day

Trip overview

The average train between Harwich and Chester takes 4h 54m and the fastest train takes 3h 51m. There is a train service every few hours from Harwich 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. Manningtree
  2. London Euston
  3. Chester
4h 33m
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£96 - £281

Harwich to Chester train times

Trains run every two hours between Harwich and Chester. The earliest departure is at 13:53 in the afternoon, and the last departure from Harwich is at 22:53 which arrives into Chester at 09:08. All services require a transfer, and take on average 4h 54m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Harwich to Chester. However, there are services departing from Harwich Town and arriving at Chester via Manningtree, Liverpool Street station and London Euston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 33m.

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The distance between Harwich and Chester is 197 miles. The road distance is 250.6 miles.

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Harwich to Chester train services, operated by Greater Anglia, depart from Manningtree station.

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

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There are 512+ hotels available in Chester. Prices start at £75 per night.

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