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Duration 3h
Distance 71.9 miles
Average price £53
Frequency 14/day

Trip overview

The average train between Nelson and Chester takes 3h and the fastest train takes 2h 23m. There is a train service every few hours from Nelson 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. Nelson
  2. Preston
  3. Warrington Bank Quay
  4. Chester
2h 56m
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£28 - £80

Nelson to Chester train times

Trains run hourly between Nelson and Chester. The earliest departure is at 13:16 in the afternoon, and the last departure from Nelson is at 23:16 which arrives into Chester at 06:49. All services require a transfer, and take on average 3h. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Nelson to Chester. However, there are services departing from Nelson and arriving at Chester via Preston and Warrington Bank Quay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 56m.

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The distance between Nelson and Chester is 53 miles. The road distance is 71.9 miles.

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Nelson to Chester train services, operated by Northern Rail, depart from Nelson station.

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Nelson to Chester train services, operated by Transport for Wales, arrive at Chester station.

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