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  •  3 h 42 min

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

$139 - $234

Cheapest option

Bus via Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 40)  •  8 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Queen Square Bus Station to Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 40) X2
  2. Take the bus from Preston, Lancashire to Glasgow National Express

$33 - $43

6 alternative options

Bus  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Chester, Railway Station to Manchester Airport The Station 5 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Airport to Glasgow National Express / ...

$37 - $72

Drive  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Chester to Glasgow 240.5 miles

$50 - $75

Bus, fly to Glasgow  •  3 h 14 min

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

$60 - $286

Bus, fly to Edinburgh  •  3 h 19 min

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

$56 - $189

Bus, fly to Aberdeen  •  3 h 43 min

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

$55 - $156

Bus, fly to Inverness  •  3 h 22 min

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

$80 - $247

What companies run services between Chester, England and Scotland?

Virgin West Coast Trains operates a train from Chester to Glasgow hourly. Tickets cost $130 - $210 and the journey takes 2 h 43 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chester to Glasgow via Manchester Airport The Station and Manchester Airport in around 7 h 5 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
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 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 Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $260
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Manchester to Aberdeen via Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $370
Flights from Manchester to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 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
Monday, Thursday, Friday and 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
Bus operators
easyBus
Bus from Chester, Railway Station to Manchester Airport The Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester Airport to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Preston, Lancashire to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Website
nationalexpress.com
Megabus UK
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Queen Square Bus Station to Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 40)
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Chester to Scotland?

The distance between Chester and Scotland is 407 km. The road distance is 385 km.

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

The cheapest way to get from Chester to Scotland is to bus which costs £23 - £35 and takes 8 h 26 min.

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

The quickest way to get from Chester to Scotland is to bus and fly which takes 3 h 14 min and costs £40 - £210.

Is there a direct train between Chester and Scotland?

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 42 min.

Is there a direct bus between Chester and Scotland?

No, there is no direct bus from Chester 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.

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

It takes approximately 3 h 42 min to get from Chester to Scotland, including transfers.