There are 8 ways to get from Chester to Scotland by 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 Virgin West Coast Trains  •  3 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Warrington Bank Quay to Glasgow Central

$128 - $212

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 5 min

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

$34 - $66

6 alternative options

Train TransPennine Express  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Chester to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Glasgow Central

$101 - $144

Drive  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Chester to Glasgow 240.5 miles

$50 - $75

Bus, fly to Edinburgh  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Chester, Railway Station to Manchester Airport Bus Station
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Edinburgh (EDI) MAN - EDI

$55 - $188

Bus, fly to Glasgow  •  3 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Chester, Railway Station to Manchester Airport Bus Station
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Glasgow (GLA) MAN - GLA

$59 - $285

Bus, fly to Inverness  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Chester, Railway Station to Manchester Airport Bus Station
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Inverness (INV) MAN - INV

$78 - $245

Bus, fly to Aberdeen  •  3 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Chester, Railway Station to Manchester Airport Bus Station
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Aberdeen (ABZ) MAN - ABZ

$53 - $155

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chester to Scotland is to bus which costs £26 - £55 and takes 7 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chester to Scotland is to bus and fly which costs £45 - £230 and takes 3 h 16 min.

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The distance between Chester and Scotland is 255 miles. The road distance is 240.5 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 43 min to get from Chester to Scotland, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chester station to Scotland. However, there are services departing from Chester, Railway Station and arriving at Glasgow via Manchester Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Chester to Scotland. However, there are services departing from Chester and arriving at Glasgow Central via Warrington Bank Quay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 43 min.

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Map of how to get from Chester to Scotland.
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  • Distance: 254.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 43 min

What companies run services between Chester, England and Scotland?

Virgin West Coast Trains operates a train from Chester to Glasgow hourly. Tickets cost $120 - $200 and the journey takes 2 h 44 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chester to Glasgow via Manchester Airport Bus Station and Manchester Airport in around 7 h 5 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Manchester to Inverness via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Flights from Manchester to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $260
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Manchester to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $350
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $290
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Chester to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $25
First Anytime Day Single
$25 - $40
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $80
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $120
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
Megabus UK

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