There are 11 ways to get from Cambridge 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 Virgin West Coast Trains  •  3 h 39 min

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

$126 - $206

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Bus  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) to Digbeth, Birmingham Coach Station 777 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Chester National Express

$22 - $29

9 alternative options

Train CrossCountry  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Chester

$103 - $185

Bus, train  •  8 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Drummer St Bus Station to Ely Railway Station 12
  2. Take the train from Ely to Liverpool Lime Street

$110 - $163

Drive  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Cambridge to Chester 174 miles

$35 - $55

Fly Cambridge to Manchester, bus  •  3 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Cambridge (CBG) to Manchester (MAN) CBG - MAN
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Chester, Delamere Street

$60 - $245

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Manchester, bus  •  5 h 26 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 bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Chester, Delamere Street

$106 - $303

Train, train to Southend, fly to Manchester, bus  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport
  3. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Manchester (MAN) SEN - MAN
  4. Take the bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Chester, Delamere Street

$120 - $383

Train to Norwich, fly to Manchester, bus  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to Norwich
  2. Fly from Norwich (NWI) to Manchester (MAN) NWI - MAN
  3. Take the bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Chester, Delamere Street

$121 - $252

Train, train to Southampton, fly to Manchester, bus  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Southampton Airport Parkway
  3. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Manchester (MAN) SOU - MAN
  4. Take the bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Chester, Delamere Street

$105 - $233

Train, train to Bristol, fly to Chester  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads
  3. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Chester (CEG) BRS - CEG

$205 - $383

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cambridge to Chester is to bus which costs £16 - £23 and takes 5 h 40 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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The distance between Cambridge and Chester is 144 miles. The road distance is 174 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 39 min to get from Cambridge to Chester, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cambridge to Chester. However, there are services departing from Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) and arriving at Chester via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 40 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 Birmingham New Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 30 min.

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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 Underground Station, Euston Underground Station, and London Euston in around 3 h 39 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cambridge to Chester via Digbeth, Birmingham Coach Station and Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth in around 5 h 40 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Cambridge to Manchester
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Norwich to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southend to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Norwich to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
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
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
48 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
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$65 - $100
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $170
Train from Birmingham New Street to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $85
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
First Anytime Day Single
$55 - $80
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Ely to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$90 - $150
Anytime Day Single
$95 - $140
Anytime Single
$130 - $190
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Cambridge to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Cambridge to Norwich
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $120
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) to Digbeth, Birmingham Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
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
Stagecoach in Cambridge
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Drummer St Bus Station to Ely Railway Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
easyBus
Bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Chester, Delamere Street
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12

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