There are 5 ways to get from Leicester to Chester Zoo by train, bus or car

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, bus  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Leicester to Nuneaton
  2. Take the train from Nuneaton to Crewe
  3. Take the train from Crewe to Chester
  4. Take the bus from Chester, Railway Station to Chester Zoo, Zoo Main Entrance (Chester Zoo) X8

$84 - $142

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Leicester to Birmingham National Express
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham to Chester National Express

$23 - $31

3 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Leicester to Derby
  2. Take the train from Derby to Crewe

$35 - $93

Bus, train  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from St Margaret's Bus Station to Derby, Railway Station (Rail Station) Skylink Leicester Derby
  2. Take the train from Derby to Crewe

$32 - $78

Drive  •  1 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Leicester to Chester Zoo 100.1 miles

$21 - $35

What companies run services between Leicester, England and Chester Zoo, England?

You can take a train from Leicester to Chester Zoo via Derby, Crewe, Chester, and Chester, Railway Station in around 3 h 51 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Leicester to Chester Zoo via Birmingham, Chester, and Chester, Bus Interchange (Chester Bus Interchange) in around 4 h 40 min.

Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Nuneaton to Crewe
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
Train from Crewe to Chester
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $27
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $27
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Chester
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $8
Anytime Day Single
$9 - $15
First Anytime Day Single
$14 - $21
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Leicester to Derby
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$7 - $11
Off-Peak Single
$14 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Single
$20 - $30
Train from Derby to Crewe
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$12 - $18
Off-Peak Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Merseyrail Electrics
Phone
0151 330 1000
Website
merseyrail.org
Train from Leicester to Derby
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
Train from Derby to Crewe
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
Bus operators
Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
enquiries.merseyside@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Chester, Railway Station to Chester Zoo, Zoo Main Entrance (Chester Zoo)
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Leicester to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Kinchbus
Phone
01509 815637
Email
talk@kinchbus.co.uk
Website
kinchbus.co.uk
Bus from St Margaret's Bus Station to Derby, Railway Station (Rail Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
kinchbus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Leicester to Chester Zoo?

The distance between Leicester and Chester Zoo is 135 km. The road distance is 160 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Leicester to Chester Zoo?

The cheapest way to get from Leicester to Chester Zoo is to drive which costs £15 - £23 and takes 1 h 55 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Leicester to Chester Zoo?

The quickest way to get from Leicester to Chester Zoo is to drive which takes 1 h 55 min and costs £15 - £23.

Is there a direct bus between Leicester and Chester Zoo?

No, there is no direct bus from Leicester to Chester Zoo. However, there are services departing from Leicester and arriving at Chester Zoo, Zoo Main Entrance (Chester Zoo) via Birmingham and Chester, Bus Interchange (Chester Bus Interchange). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 40 min.

How long does it take to get from Leicester to Chester Zoo?

It takes approximately 3 h 30 min to get from Leicester to Chester Zoo, including transfers.