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Duration 8h 52m
Distance 288.3 miles
Average price £163
Frequency 7/day

Trip overview

The average train between Perth and Chester takes 8h 52m and the fastest train takes 7h 18m. The train service runs several times per day from Perth 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. Perth
  2. Edinburgh
  3. Chester
7h 50m
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£101 - £238

Perth to Chester train times

Trains run every four hours between Perth and Chester. The earliest departure is at 15:04 in the afternoon, and the last departure from Perth is at 22:48 which arrives into Chester at 15:42. All services require a transfer, and take on average 8h 52m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Perth to Chester. However, there are services departing from Perth and arriving at Chester via Edinburgh and Liverpool Lime Street Low Level. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 50m.

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The distance between Perth and Chester is 224 miles. The road distance is 288.3 miles.

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Perth to Chester train services, operated by ScotRail, depart from Perth station.

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Perth to Chester train services, operated by TransPennine Express, arrive at Liverpool Lime Street station.

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

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