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Duration 4h 12m
Distance 246.1 miles
Average price £180
Frequency 12/day

Trip overview

The average train between Kent and Chester takes 4h 12m and the fastest train takes 3h 38m. There is a train service every few hours from Kent 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. Lenham
  2. London Euston
  3. Chester
4h 21m
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£90 - £275

Kent to Chester train times

Trains run every two hours between Kent and Chester. The earliest departure is at 05:29 in the morning, and the last departure from Kent is at 18:10 which arrives into Chester at 22:11. All services require a transfer, and take on average 4h 12m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Kent to Chester. However, there are services departing from Lenham and arriving at Chester via Victoria station and London Euston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 21m.

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The distance between Kent and Chester is 204 miles. The road distance is 246.1 miles.

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

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Kent 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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