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There are 4 ways to get from Greater Manchester to Chester by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  1h 40m

  1. Take the train from Manchester Oxford Road to Chester

$19 - $29

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Line 43 bus, bus  •  2h 38m

  1. Take the line 43 bus from Rusholme, Wilmslow Rd to Manchester Airport The Station 43
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Airport to Chester National Express

$7 - $10

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  43m

  1. Take a taxi from Greater Manchester to Chester 39 miles

$130 - $170

Drive  •  43m

  1. Drive from Greater Manchester to Chester 39 miles

$8 - $13

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The cheapest way to get from Greater Manchester to Chester is to line 43 bus and bus which costs £5 - £8 and takes 2h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from Greater Manchester to Chester is to taxi which costs £100 - £130 and takes 43m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Greater Manchester to Chester. However, there are services departing from Rusholme, Wilmslow Rd and arriving at Chester via Manchester Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 38m.

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The distance between Greater Manchester and Chester is 33 miles. The road distance is 39 miles.

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The best way to get from Greater Manchester to Chester without a car is to train which takes 1h 40m and costs £14 - £23.

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It takes approximately 1h 40m to get from Greater Manchester to Chester, including transfers.

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Greater Manchester to Chester bus services, operated by Stagecoach Manchester, depart from Rusholme, Wilmslow Rd station.

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The best way to get from Greater Manchester to Chester is to train which takes 1h 40m and costs £14 - £23. Alternatively, you can line 43 bus and bus, which costs £5 - £8 and takes 2h 38m.

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Greater Manchester to Chester bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Chester station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Greater Manchester to Chester is 39 miles. It takes approximately 43m to drive from Greater Manchester to Chester.

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Map of how to get from Greater Manchester to Chester.
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  • Distance: 32.8 miles
  • Duration: 1h 40m

What companies run services between Greater Manchester, England and Chester, England?

Arriva Trains Wales operates a train from Greater Manchester to Chester hourly. Tickets cost $16 - $25 and the journey takes 55m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Greater Manchester to Chester via Manchester Airport in around 2h 38m.

Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to Chester
Ave. Duration
55m
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
Bus operators
Stagecoach Manchester
Phone
0161 273 3377
Email
manchester.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Rusholme, Wilmslow Rd to Manchester Airport The Station
Ave. Duration
48m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
Stagecoach Manchester
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 Manchester Airport to Chester
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
National Express
Other operators
Taxi from Greater Manchester to Chester
Ave. Duration
43m
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Street Cars Manchester
Phone
+44 161 228 7878
Website
streetcarsmanchester.co.uk
Radio Cars
Phone
+44 161 236 8033
Website
radiocarsmanchester.co.uk
Manchester Cars
Phone
+44 161 228 3355
Website
ilovemanchestercars.co.uk

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