There are 6 ways to get from Bristol to Chester by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train CrossCountry  •  3 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe

$81 - $162

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Chester National Express

$21 - $28

4 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Newport (S Wales)
  2. Take the train from Newport (S Wales) to Chester

$69 - $131

Bus, train  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Bristol, Bus Station to Newport, Market Square 7Xp
  2. Take the train from Newport (S Wales) to Chester

$60 - $91

Drive  •  2 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Bristol to Chester 162.5 miles

$35 - $55

Fly  •  2 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Chester (CEG) BRS - CEG

$114 - $226

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bristol to Chester is to bus which costs £15 - £22 and takes 4 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bristol to Chester is to fly which costs £85 - £180 and takes 2 h 39 min.

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The distance between Bristol and Chester is 121 miles. The road distance is 162.5 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 16 min to get from Bristol to Chester, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bristol station to Chester. However, there are services departing from Bristol Bus & Coach Station and arriving at Chester via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bristol to Chester. However, there are services departing from Bristol Temple Meads and arriving at Chester via Birmingham New Street and Crewe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 16 min.

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What companies run services between Bristol, England and Chester, England?

You can take a train from Bristol to Chester via Birmingham New Street and Crewe in around 3 h 16 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bristol to Chester via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth in around 4 h 40 min.

Airlines
Germania
Website
flygermania.com
Flights from Bristol to Chester
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $210
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $65
Train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$26 - $40
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$16 - $24
Virgin West Coast Trains
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $26
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $16
Advanced Single
$11 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $26
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Chester
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $85
First Anytime Day Single
$85 - $130
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com

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