There are 4 ways to get from Chester to Lancaster by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Chester to Warrington Bank Quay
  2. Take the train from Warrington Bank Quay to Lancaster

$38 - $62

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Chester, Railway Station to Manchester Airport Bus Station Esb5
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Airport to Lancaster National Express

$17 - $20

2 alternative options

Line 1 bus, bus, line 40 bus  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Take the line 1 bus from Chester, Bull & Stirrup to Liverpool, Hood street (Queen Square Bus Station) 1
  2. Take the bus from Queen Square Bus Station to Preston City Centre, Arrival Stand X2
  3. Take the line 40 bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 2) to Lancaster City Centre, George Street (George Street Stand D) 40 / ...

$18 - $23

Drive  •  1 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Chester to Lancaster 78 miles

$16 - $25

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The cheapest way to get from Chester to Lancaster is to bus which costs £13 - £16 and takes 3 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chester to Lancaster is to drive which costs £13 - £19 and takes 1 h 22 min.

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The distance between Chester and Lancaster is 60 miles. The road distance is 78 miles.

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It takes approximately 1 h 31 min to get from Chester to Lancaster, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chester station to Lancaster. However, there are services departing from Chester, Railway Station and arriving at Lancaster via Manchester Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Chester to Lancaster. However, there are services departing from Chester and arriving at Lancaster via Warrington Bank Quay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 31 min.

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The best way to get from Chester to Lancaster is to train which takes 1 h 31 min and costs £29 - £50. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £13 - £16 and takes 3 h 30 min.

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Chester to Lancaster bus services, operated by EasyBus, depart from Shrewsbury station.

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Map of how to get from Chester to Lancaster.
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  • Distance: 59.6 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 31 min

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

You can take a train from Chester to Lancaster via Warrington Bank Quay in around 1 h 31 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chester to Lancaster via Manchester Airport Bus Station and Manchester Airport in around 3 h 30 min.

Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Chester to Warrington Bank Quay
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$4 - $6
Anytime Day Single
$7 - $12
First Anytime Day Single
$11 - $17
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Warrington Bank Quay to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$20 - $29
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Bus operators
EasyBus
Website
easybus.com
Bus from Chester, Railway Station to Manchester Airport Bus Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
easybus.com
Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
enquiries.merseyside@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Chester, Bull & Stirrup to Liverpool, Hood street (Queen Square Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Queen Square Bus Station to Preston City Centre, Arrival Stand
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 2) to Lancaster City Centre, George Street (George Street Stand D)
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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