There are 11 ways to get from Chester to Essex by train, night 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  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Chester to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to White Notley

$135 - $206

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Chester to Milton Keynes Coachway National Express
  2. Take the bus from Milton Keynes Coachway to Stansted Airport London National Express / ...

$38 - $61

9 alternative options

Night train, train  •  7 h 31 min

  1. Take the night train from Chester to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Stansted Airport

$119 - $179

Drive  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Chester to Essex 218.2 miles

$45 - $70

Bus to Manchester, fly to Southend, train  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Chester, Railway Station to Manchester Airport The Station
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Southend (SEN) MAN - SEN
  3. Take the train from Shenfield to White Notley

$93 - $333

Bus to Manchester, fly to London Heathrow, train  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Chester, Railway Station to Manchester Airport The Station
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to London Heathrow (LHR) MAN - LHR
  3. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to White Notley

$128 - $336

Bus to Manchester, fly to Norwich, train  •  5 h 19 min

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

$127 - $263

Bus to Manchester, fly to Southampton, train  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Chester, Railway Station to Manchester Airport The Station
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Southampton (SOU) MAN - SOU
  3. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to London Waterloo
  4. Take the train from Stratford (London) to White Notley

$101 - $229

Fly Chester to Bristol, train  •  6 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Chester (CEG) to Bristol (BRS) CEG - BRS
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington
  3. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to White Notley

$176 - $338

Bus to Manchester, fly to Cambridge, train, bus  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Chester, Railway Station to Manchester Airport The Station
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Cambridge (CBG) MAN - CBG
  3. Take the train from Cambridge to Stansted Airport
  4. Take the bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn)
  5. Take the train from Chelmsford to White Notley

$106 - $426

Train to Leeds Bradford, fly to London Heathrow, train  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Newton-le-Willows to Leeds
  2. Fly from Leeds Bradford (LBA) to London Heathrow (LHR) LBA - LHR
  3. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to White Notley

$147 - $310

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

You can take a train from Chester to Essex via London Euston, Euston Square Underground Station, Liverpool Street Underground Station, and London Liverpool Street in around 3 h 52 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chester to Essex via Milton Keynes Coachway, Stansted Airport London, Stansted Airport, Coach Station, and Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk) in around 8 h 1 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Manchester to Norwich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $340
Flights from Manchester to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$65 - $340
Flights from Leeds Bradford to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Southend
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Manchester to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Manchester to Norwich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $340
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
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to White Notley
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Shenfield to White Notley
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Norwich to Colchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Stratford (London) to White Notley
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Cambridge to Stansted Airport
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Chelmsford to White Notley
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Night train from Chester to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
First Anytime Day Single
$50 - $75
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Stansted Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$50 - $75
Anytime Single
$80 - $120
Off-Peak Single
$75 - $120
Train from Cambridge to Stansted Airport
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$16 - $24
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $130
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Newton-le-Willows to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$12 - $18
Off-Peak Day Single
$21 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $35
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Chester to Milton Keynes Coachway
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Milton Keynes Coachway to Stansted Airport London
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Website
nationalexpress.com
easyBus
Bus from Chester, Railway Station to Manchester Airport The Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Chester to Essex?

The distance between Chester and Essex is 279 km. The road distance is 349 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Chester to Essex?

The cheapest way to get from Chester to Essex is to bus which costs £27 - £45 and takes 8 h 1 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Chester to Essex?

The quickest way to get from Chester to Essex is to drive which takes 3 h 46 min and costs £30 - £50.

Is there a direct bus between Chester and Essex?

No, there is no direct bus from Chester to Essex. However, there are services departing from Chester and arriving at Black Notley, Brain Valley Avenue via Milton Keynes Coachway, Stansted Airport, Coach Station and Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 1 min.

How long does it take to get from Chester to Essex?

It takes approximately 3 h 52 min to get from Chester to Essex, including transfers.