There are 5 ways to get from Chester to Shrewsbury by train, bus, rideshare, taxi or car

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Train  •  53 min

  1. Take the train from Chester to Shrewsbury

$17 - $27

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Rideshare  •  1 h 10 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Chester to Shrewsbury 43.7 miles

$6 - $8

3 alternative options

Line 1 bus, bus, line 70 bus  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Take the line 1 bus from Chester, Grosvenor Street (Save the Children Shop) to Wrexham, Bus Station (Wrexham Bus Station) 1
  2. Take the bus from Wrexham, Bus Station (Wrexham Bus Station) to Oswestry, Bus Station (Stand 1) 2A / ...
  3. Take the line 70 bus from Oswestry, Bus Station (Stand 4) to Shrewsbury, Bus Station (Stand J) 70 / ...

$9 - $11

Taxi  •  50 min

  1. Take a taxi from Chester to Shrewsbury 43.2 miles

$200 - $240

Drive  •  50 min

  1. Drive from Chester to Shrewsbury 43.2 miles

$9 - $14

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Chester to Shrewsbury station. However, there are services departing from Chester, Grosvenor Street (Save the Children Shop) and arriving at Shrewsbury, Bus Station (Stand J) via Wrexham, Bus Station (Wrexham Bus Station) and Oswestry, Bus Station (Stand 4). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 58 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chester and arriving at Shrewsbury. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 53 min.

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The distance between Chester and Shrewsbury is 34 miles. The road distance is 43.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Chester to Shrewsbury without a car is to train which takes 53 min and costs .

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The train from Chester to Shrewsbury takes 53 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Chester to Shrewsbury bus services, operated by Arriva Cymru, depart from Chester, Grosvenor Street (Save the Children Shop) station.

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

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The best way to get from Chester to Shrewsbury is to train which takes 53 min and costs . Alternatively, you can line 1 bus and bus and line 70 bus, which costs and takes 2 h 58 min.

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Chester to Shrewsbury bus services, operated by Arriva Midlands, arrive at Shrewsbury, Bus Station (Stand J).

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Chester to Shrewsbury train services, operated by Arriva Trains Wales, arrive at Shrewsbury station.

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Map of how to get from Chester to Shrewsbury.
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  • Distance: 33.9 miles
  • Duration: 53 min

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

Arriva Trains Wales operates a train from Chester to Shrewsbury hourly. Tickets cost $17 - $27 and the journey takes 53 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chester to Shrewsbury via Wrexham, Bus Station (Wrexham Bus Station), Oswestry, Bus Station (Stand 1), and Oswestry, Bus Station (Stand 4) in around 2 h 58 min.

Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Chester to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $27
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $27
First Anytime Day Single
$27 - $40
Bus operators
Arriva Cymru
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Chester, Grosvenor Street (Save the Children Shop) to Wrexham, Bus Station (Wrexham Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Arriva Midlands
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Wrexham, Bus Station (Wrexham Bus Station) to Oswestry, Bus Station (Stand 1)
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Oswestry, Bus Station (Stand 4) to Shrewsbury, Bus Station (Stand J)
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Chester to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Chester to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
50 min
Estimated price
$200 - $240
Comcab Liverpool
Phone
+44 151 298 2222
Website
comcab-liverpool.co.uk
Taxi In Liverpool
Phone
+44 151 236 1915

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Yes, the driving distance between Chester to Shrewsbury is 43 miles. It takes approximately 50 min to drive from Chester to Shrewsbury.

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