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There are 7 ways to get from Cambridge to Chester by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Chester

$125 - $206

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Bus  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Cambridge, Castle Street to Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway X5
  2. Take the bus from Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 to Chester National Express

$14 - $19

5 alternative options

Train CrossCountry  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to Nuneaton
  2. Take the train from Nuneaton to Crewe

$95 - $185

Bus, night train, train  •  8 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Drummer St Bus Station to Peterborough, Queensgate Bus Stn
  2. Take the night train from Peterborough to Stockport
  3. Take the train from Stockport to Chester

$74 - $104

Drive  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Cambridge to Chester 174 miles

$35 - $55

Train to London Heathrow, fly, train  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN
  3. Take the train from Crewe to Chester

$133 - $365

Fly from Cambridge, train  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Cambridge (CBG) to Manchester (MAN) CBG - MAN
  2. Take the train from Crewe to Chester

$63 - $262

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The cheapest way to get from Cambridge to Chester is to bus which costs £11 - £15 and takes 6 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cambridge to Chester is to drive which costs £28 - £45 and takes 3 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cambridge to Chester. However, there are services departing from Cambridge, Castle Street and arriving at Chester via Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 17 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cambridge to Chester. However, there are services departing from Cambridge and arriving at Chester via Nuneaton and Crewe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 49 min.

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The distance between Cambridge and Chester is 144 miles. The road distance is 174 miles.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Chester without a car is to train which takes 3 h 46 min and costs £95 - £160.

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It takes approximately 3 h 46 min to get from Cambridge to Chester, including transfers.

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Cambridge to Chester bus services, operated by Stagecoach in Bedford, depart from Cambridge, Castle Street station.

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

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Chester is to train which takes 3 h 46 min and costs £95 - £160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £11 - £15 and takes 6 h 17 min.

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Map of how to get from Cambridge to Chester.
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  • Distance: 144.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 46 min

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

You can take a train from Cambridge to Chester via London Kings Cross, King's Cross St. Pancras station, Euston station, and London Euston in around 3 h 46 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cambridge to Chester via Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway and Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 in around 6 h 17 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Cambridge to Manchester
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Train operators
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$65 - $95
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $170
Train from Nuneaton to Crewe
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $70
Train from Crewe to Chester
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $26
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $26
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Night train from Peterborough to Stockport
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$29 - $45
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $95
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $85
Anytime Single
$85 - $120
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Chester
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $7
Anytime Day Single
$9 - $14
First Anytime Day Single
$13 - $20
Bus operators
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cambridge, Castle Street to Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 to Chester
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach in the Fens
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Drummer St Bus Station to Peterborough, Queensgate Bus Stn
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Cambridge to Chester bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Chester station.

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Cambridge to Chester train services, operated by West Midlands, arrive at Crewe station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cambridge to Chester is 174 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 5 min to drive from Cambridge to Chester.

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British Airways offers flights from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester Airport.

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There are 412+ hotels available in Chester. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Cambridge Airport is to bus which takes 8 min and costs .

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