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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  3 h 51 min

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

$128 - $194

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Bus  •  8 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Chester to Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 National Express
  2. Take the bus from Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway to Stansted Airport, Coach Station 777 / ...

$36 - $53

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Night train, train  •  6 h 59 min

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

$113 - $176

Drive  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Chester to Essex 218.2 miles

$45 - $70

Train, fly to Southend  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Chester to Crewe
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Southend (SEN) MAN - SEN
  3. Take the train from Shenfield to White Notley

$96 - $357

Train, fly to London Heathrow, Tube  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Chester to Crewe
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to London Heathrow (LHR) MAN - LHR
  3. Take the Tube from Lancaster Gate Underground Station to Liverpool Street Underground Station
  4. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to White Notley

$131 - $359

Train, fly to Norwich  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Chester to Crewe
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Norwich (NWI) MAN - NWI
  3. Take the train from Norwich to Colchester

$128 - $283

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Chester to Essex. However, there are services departing from Chester and arriving at Cressing, Polecat Road (Hawbush Green) via Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway, Stansted Airport, Coach Station and Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 37 min.

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The distance between Chester and Essex is 175 miles. The road distance is 218.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Chester to Essex without a car is to train which takes 3 h 51 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 51 min to get from Chester to Essex, including transfers.

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Chester to Essex bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Chester station.

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The best way to get from Chester to Essex is to train which takes 3 h 51 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8 h 37 min.

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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to Southend Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Chester to Essex bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Stansted Airport, Coach Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chester to Essex is 218 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 46 min to drive from Chester to Essex.

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Flybe offers flights from Manchester Airport to Southend Airport.

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Map of how to get from Chester to Essex.
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  • Distance: 174.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 51 min

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 51 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chester to Essex via Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14, Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway, Stansted Airport, Coach Station, and Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk) in around 8 h 37 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
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Southend
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
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
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Chester to London Euston
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$65 - $100
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $170
Train from Chester to Crewe
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $26
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $26
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to White Notley
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Shenfield to White Notley
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
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
$28 - $40
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 - $45
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
First Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
Train from Chester to Crewe
Ave. Duration
20 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
CrossCountry
London Underground (Tube)
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Contact Details
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Lancaster Gate Underground Station to Liverpool Street Underground Station
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Bus operators
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 Chester to Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway to Stansted Airport, Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com

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