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Duration 3h 42m
Distance 237.7 miles
Average price £160
Frequency 13/day

Trip overview

The average train between Maidstone and Chester takes 3h 42m and the fastest train takes 3h 20m. There is a train service every few hours from Maidstone 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. Maidstone East
  2. London Euston
  3. Chester
4h 4m
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£86 - £268

Maidstone to Chester train times

Trains run hourly between Maidstone and Chester. The earliest departure is at 14:29 in the afternoon, and the last departure from Maidstone is at 16:29 which arrives into Chester at 20:08. All services require a transfer, and take on average 3h 42m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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

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The distance between Maidstone and Chester is 197 miles. The road distance is 237.7 miles.

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

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

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There are 947+ hotels available in Chester. Prices start at £75 per night.

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