There are 7 ways to get from Chester to Bath 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 54 min

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

$86 - $205

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 43 min

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

$23 - $33

5 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Chester to Newport (S Wales)
  2. Take the train from Newport (S Wales) to Bath Spa

$75 - $122

Train, bus  •  5 h 37 min

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

$63 - $93

Drive  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Chester to Bath 175.9 miles

$35 - $55

Fly Chester to Bristol, train  •  3 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Chester (CEG) to Bristol (BRS) CEG - BRS
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Bath Spa

$94 - $214

Bus to Manchester, fly to Southampton, train  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Chester, Railway Station to Manchester Airport Bus Station
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Southampton (SOU) MAN - SOU
  3. Take the train from Southampton Central to Bath Spa

$88 - $256

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chester to Bath is to bus which costs £17 - £25 and takes 5 h 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chester to Bath is to fly and train which costs £70 - £170 and takes 3 h 2 min.

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The distance between Chester and Bath is 128 miles. The road distance is 175.9 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 54 min to get from Chester to Bath, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chester to Bath. However, there are services departing from Chester and arriving at Bath City Centre, James Street West via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth and Bristol, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 43 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Chester to Bath. However, there are services departing from Chester and arriving at Bath Spa via Crewe, Birmingham New Street and Bristol Temple Meads. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 54 min.

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

You can take a train from Chester to Bath via Crewe, Birmingham New Street, and Bristol Temple Meads in around 3 h 54 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chester to Bath via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth, Bristol Bus & Coach Station, and Bristol, Bus Station in around 5 h 43 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Germania
Website
flygermania.com
Flights from Chester to Bristol
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$75 - $160
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$26 - $40
Train from Birmingham New Street to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 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 Bristol Temple Meads to Bath Spa
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$20 - $30
Anytime Single
$26 - $40
Off-Peak Single
$10 - $15
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $35
First Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Train from Chester to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $85
First Anytime Day Single
$85 - $130
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Bath Spa
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Bath Spa
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$6 - $10
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$6 - $12
Train from Southampton Central to Bath Spa
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$20 - $35
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $65
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Chester to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Bristol Bus & Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
EasyBus
Website
easybus.com
Bus from Chester, Railway Station to Manchester Airport Bus Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
easybus.com

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