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

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Train via Ely  •  6h 20m

  1. Take the train from Crewe to Nuneaton
  2. Take the train from Nuneaton to Ely
  3. Take the train from Ely to Kings Lynn

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Bus  •  8h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Chester Bus Interchange to Birmingham New Street Station Uk021
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Skegness National Express

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Train  •  7h 47m

  1. Take the train from Crewe to Nottingham
  2. Take the train from Nottingham to Skegness

Train, line 56 bus, drive  •  9h 11m

  1. Take the train from Chester to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Sheffield
  3. Take the train from Sheffield to Lincoln Central
  4. Take the line 56 bus from Central Bus Station to Horncastle, Interchange Shelter 56 / ...
  5. Take the line 56 bus from Horncastle, Interchange Shelter to Skegness, Bus Station 56
  6. Drive from Skegness, Bus Station to Brancaster

Drive  •  3h 40m

  1. Drive from Chester to Brancaster 186.7 miles

Train, fly to London Heathrow  •  7h 22m

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

Train, fly to Cambridge  •  5h 56m

  1. Take the train from Chester to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Cambridge (CBG) MAN - CBG
  3. Take the train from Cambridge to Kings Lynn
Chester → Brancaster
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The cheapest way to get from Chester to Brancaster is to bus which costs £25 - £40 and takes 8h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Chester to Brancaster is to drive which costs £29 - £45 and takes 3h 40m.

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The distance between Chester and Brancaster is 148 miles. The road distance is 186.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Chester to Brancaster without a car is to train via Ely which takes 6h 20m and costs £130 - £350.

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It takes approximately 6h 20m to get from Chester to Brancaster, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Chester to Brancaster is to train via Ely which takes 6h 20m and costs £130 - £350. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £25 - £40 and takes 8h 17m.

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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to London Heathrow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chester to Brancaster is 187 miles. It takes approximately 3h 40m to drive from Chester to Brancaster.

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

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There are 70+ hotels available in Brancaster. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Map of how to get from Chester to Brancaster.
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  • Distance: 148.3 miles
  • Duration: 6h 20m

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

You can take a train from Chester to Brancaster via Crewe, Nuneaton, Ely, and Kings Lynn in around 6h 20m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chester to Brancaster via Birmingham New Street Station, Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth, and Skegness in around 8h 17m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £280
Flights from Manchester to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£40 - £200
Train operators
London Midland
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Nuneaton
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£22 - £26
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
£6 - £9
Anytime Day Single
£22 - £26
Greater Anglia
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Train from Ely to Kings Lynn
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£11 - £17
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Cambridge to Kings Lynn
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£17 - £26
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£30 - £50
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£14 - £30
Off-Peak Single
£27 - £40
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£30 - £50
Train from Nottingham to Skegness
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£35 - £60
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£17 - £35
Off-Peak Single
£30 - £50
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£35 - £60
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£21 - £35
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£9 - £23
Off-Peak Single
£17 - £25
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£21 - £35
Transport for Wales
Northern Rail
Phone
+44 800 200 6060
Email
enquiries@northernrailway.co.uk
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Chester to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£15 - £26
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£15 - £20
Anytime Day 1st Class
£19 - £26
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£16 - £28
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£16 - £21
Anytime Day 1st Class
£20 - £28
Train from Sheffield to Lincoln Central
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£19 - £35
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£19 - £24
Anytime Day 1st Class
£23 - £35
TransPennine Express Service
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.xom
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Chester Bus Interchange to Birmingham New Street Station
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£7 - £10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
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 Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Skegness
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
£7 - £10
Website
National Express
Stagecoach East Midlands
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Central Bus Station to Horncastle, Interchange Shelter
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Website
Stagecoach East Midlands
Bus from Horncastle, Interchange Shelter to Skegness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
Stagecoach East Midlands

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