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There are 3 ways to get from Chester to Lancaster by train 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

Train via Preston  •  2 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Chester to Liverpool Central Loop Line
  2. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Preston

$25 - $57

1 alternative option

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 drive which costs £12 - £19 and takes 1 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chester to Lancaster is to drive which costs £12 - £19 and takes 1 h 22 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 distance between Chester and Lancaster is 60 miles. The road distance is 78 miles.

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The best way to get from Chester to Lancaster without a car is to train which takes 1 h 31 min and costs £29 - £50.

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

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Chester to Lancaster train services, operated by Arriva Trains Wales, depart from Chester station.

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Chester to Lancaster train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, arrive at Lancaster station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chester to Lancaster is 78 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 22 min to drive 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.

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
$8 - $12
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$4 - $7
Anytime Day Single
$8 - $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 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Chester to Liverpool Central Loop Line
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$4 - $6
Off-Peak Single
$8 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Single
$11 - $17

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