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There are 5 ways to get from Chester to Stoke-on-Trent by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  1h 15m

  1. Take the train from Chester to Crewe
  2. Take the train from Crewe to Stoke-on-Trent

£13 - £126

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Bus  •  1h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Chester to Stoke-On-Trent National Express

£5 - £7

3 alternative options

Train, line 3 bus  •  1h 57m

  1. Take the train from Chester to Crewe
  2. Take the line 3 bus from Crewe Arms Hotel to Hanley, Bus Station 3

£10 - £35

Taxi  •  52 min

  1. Take a taxi from Chester to Stoke-on-Trent 38.7 miles

£95 - £120

Drive  •  52 min

  1. Drive from Chester to Stoke-on-Trent 38.7 miles

£6 - £9

Chester to Stoke-on-Trent by train

The train journey time between Chester and Stoke-on-Trent is around 1h 6m and covers a distance of around 36 miles. The fastest train normally takes 47 min. Services are operated by Transport for Wales, Avanti West Coast, London Midland and others. Typically 110 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
1h 6m
Fastest train time:
47 min
Train distance:
36 miles
Trains per week:
110
Cheapest price:
£13
Carbon emissions:
3 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
04:55
Last train departs at:
21:38

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Chester to Stoke-on-Trent train schedules

Trains departing Friday, August 6, 2021

Chester → Stoke-on-Trent
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Stoke-on-Trent is 111.

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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Chester to Stoke-on-Trent is to bus, which costs £5 - £7 and takes 1h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Chester to Stoke-on-Trent is to taxi which costs £95 - £120 and takes 52 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Chester and arriving at Stoke-On-Trent. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Chester to Stoke-on-Trent. However, there are services departing from Chester and arriving at Stoke-on-Trent via Crewe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 15m.

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The distance between Chester and Stoke-on-Trent is 32 miles. The road distance is 38.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Chester to Stoke-on-Trent without a car is to train which takes 1h 15m and costs £13 - £130.

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It takes approximately 1h 15m to get from Chester to Stoke-on-Trent, including transfers.

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Chester to Stoke-on-Trent bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Chester station.

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Chester to Stoke-on-Trent train services, operated by Transport for Wales, depart from Chester station.

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The best way to get from Chester to Stoke-on-Trent is to train which takes 1h 15m and costs £13 - £130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £5 - £7 and takes 1h 25m.

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Map of how to get from Chester to Stoke-on-Trent.
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  • Distance: 32.2 miles
  • Duration: 1h 15m

What companies run services between Chester, England and Stoke-on-Trent, England?

You can take a train from Chester to Stoke-on-Trent via Crewe in around 1h 15m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Chester to Stoke-On-Trent once daily. Tickets cost £5 - £7 and the journey takes 1h 25m.

Train operators
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Chester to Crewe
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£8 - £35
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£8 - £11
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £35
Train from Crewe to Stoke-on-Trent
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£5 - £23
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£5 - £8
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£17 - £23
London Midland
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Stoke-on-Trent
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
£4 - £6
Anytime Day Single
£5 - £7
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Stoke-on-Trent
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£9 - £14
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£4 - £15
Off-Peak Single
£6 - £9
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£9 - £14
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Chester to Stoke-On-Trent
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
National Express
Other operators
Taxi from Chester to Stoke-on-Trent
Ave. Duration
52 min
Estimated price
£95 - £120
Taxi Chester
Phone
+44 1244 794 042
Website
taxichester.uk
Tacicall Chester
Phone
+44 1244 458 458
KingKabs
Phone
+44 1244 343 434
Website
kingkabs.co.uk
Empire Taxis Chester
Phone
+44 1244 421 006
Website
empiretaxischester.co.uk
Chester Taxi Services
Phone
+44 1244 421 024
Website
taxis-in-chester.co.uk
Chester Radio Taxis
Phone
+44 1244 372 372
Website
chesterradiotaxis.co.uk

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Chester to Stoke-on-Trent bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Stoke-On-Trent station.

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Chester to Stoke-on-Trent train services, operated by London Midland, arrive at Stoke-on-Trent station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chester to Stoke-on-Trent is 39 miles. It takes approximately 52 min to drive from Chester to Stoke-on-Trent.

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