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Duration 4h 48m
Distance 218.7 miles
Average price £200
Frequency 19/day

Trip overview

The average train between Southampton and Chester takes 4h 48m and the fastest train takes 4h 2m. There is a train service every few hours from Southampton 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.

Train via Crewe

  1. Southampton Central
  2. Birmingham New Street
  3. Chester
4h 11m
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£98 - £360

Southampton to Chester train times

Trains run hourly between Southampton and Chester. The earliest departure is at 05:09 in the morning, and the last departure from Southampton is at 20:20 which arrives into Chester at 10:30. All services require a transfer, and take on average 4h 48m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

Want to know about travelling from Southampton to Chester? We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions from our users such as: What is the cheapest mode of transport?, What is the quickest option?, How much do tickets usually cost? and many more.

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No, there is no direct train from Southampton to Chester. However, there are services departing from Southampton Central and arriving at Chester via Birmingham New Street and Crewe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 11m.

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The distance between Southampton and Chester is 171 miles. The road distance is 218.7 miles.

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Southampton to Chester train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Southampton Central station.

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

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There are 949+ hotels available in Chester. Prices start at £75 per night.

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What companies run services between Southampton and Chester?

You can take a train from Southampton to Chester via Birmingham New Street and Crewe in around 4h 11m.
Train operators
CrossCountry
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£70 - £200
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£70 - £200
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£70 - £85
Anytime Day 1st Class
£140 - £200
Train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£35 - £130
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£35 - £45
Anytime Day 1st Class
£85 - £130

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