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

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Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Leicester to Nuneaton
  2. Take the train from Nuneaton to Chester

$77 - $129

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Leicester St Margarets Bus Station to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Chester National Express

$21 - $28

3 alternative options

Train, line 1 bus  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Leicester to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Liverpool Lime Street
  3. Take the line 1 bus from Liverpool, Whitechapel (Met Quarter) to Chester Zoo, Zoo Main Entrance (Chester Zoo) 1

$73 - $109

Bus, train  •  5 h 28 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 - $72

Drive  •  1 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Leicester to Chester Zoo 100.1 miles

$21 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Leicester to Chester Zoo is to drive which costs £16 - £25 and takes 1 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Leicester to Chester Zoo is to drive which costs £16 - £25 and takes 1 h 55 min.

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The distance between Leicester and Chester Zoo is 84 miles. The road distance is 100.1 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 29 min to get from Leicester to Chester Zoo, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Leicester station to Chester Zoo. However, there are services departing from Leicester St Margarets Bus Station and arriving at Upton, Lawn Drive (House number 61) via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth and Chester Bus Interchange. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 53 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Leicester to Chester Zoo is 100 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 55 min to drive from Leicester to Chester Zoo.

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Map of how to get from Leicester to Chester Zoo.
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  • Distance: 84.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 29 min

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

You can take a train from Leicester to Chester Zoo via Nuneaton, Chester, Bache, Bache, Countess Hospital (Countess of Chester Hospital), and Upton, Lawn Drive (House number 61) in around 3 h 29 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Leicester to Chester Zoo via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth, Chester, Chester Bus Interchange, and Upton, Lawn Drive (House number 61) in around 4 h 53 min.

Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Leicester to Nuneaton
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$20 - $35
Anytime Single
$28 - $45
Off-Peak Single
$12 - $19
Train from Leicester to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$30 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $35
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Nuneaton to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $80
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Derby to Crewe
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $17
Off-Peak Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Leicester St Margarets Bus Station to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
enquiries.merseyside@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Liverpool, Whitechapel (Met Quarter) to Chester Zoo, Zoo Main Entrance (Chester Zoo)
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.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 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
kinchbus.co.uk

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