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Duration 7h 18m
Distance 245.7 miles
Average price £270
Frequency 6/day

Trip overview

The average train between Stranraer and Chester takes 7h 18m and the fastest train takes 5h 54m. The train service runs several times per day from Stranraer 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. Stranraer
  2. Troon
  3. Glasgow Central
  4. Chester
6h 53m
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£108 - £365

Stranraer to Chester train times

Trains run every four hours between Stranraer and Chester. The service departs Stranraer at 21:03 at night, which arrives into Chester at 07:52. All services require a transfer, and take on average 7h 18m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Stranraer to Chester. However, there are services departing from Stranraer and arriving at Chester via Troon, Glasgow Central and Warrington Bank Quay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 53m.

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The distance between Stranraer and Chester is 148 miles. The road distance is 245.7 miles.

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

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Stranraer to Chester train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, arrive at Warrington Bank Quay station.

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