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

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Train  •  1 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Oxford Road to Chester

$16 - $28

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Bus  •  2 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Chester National Express

$10 - $14

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  43 min

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

$140 - $170

Drive  •  43 min

  1. Drive from Greater Manchester to Chester 39 miles

$8 - $13

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Greater Manchester to Chester. However, there are services departing from Moss Side, Horton Rd and arriving at Chester via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 44 min.

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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 1 h 27 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 27 min to get from Greater Manchester to Chester, including transfers.

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Greater Manchester to Chester bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St.

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The best way to get from Greater Manchester to Chester is to train which takes 1 h 27 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 h 44 min.

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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 43 min to drive from Greater Manchester to Chester.

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There are 401+ hotels available in Chester. Prices start at $68 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Greater Manchester to Chester.
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  • Distance: 32.8 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 27 min

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 55 min. Northern Rail also services this route hourly. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Greater Manchester to Chester 4 times a day. Tickets cost $7 - $11 and the journey takes 1 h 20 min.

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
55 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
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 Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
Taxi from Greater Manchester to Chester
Ave. Duration
43 min
Estimated price
$140 - $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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