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

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Train  •  3 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Nuneaton to Chester

$79 - $123

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Bus  •  5 h 18 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

$18 - $25

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  4 h 55 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 bus from Liverpool, Whitechapel to Chester Zoo, Zoo Main Entrance X8

Bus, train  •  5 h 31 min

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

$26 - $67

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 bus which costs £13 - £20 and takes 5 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Leicester to Chester Zoo is to drive which costs £16 - £24 and takes 1 h 55 min.

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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 Moston, Garage via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth and Chester Bus Interchange. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 18 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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The best way to get from Leicester to Chester Zoo without a car is to train which takes 3 h 36 min and costs £60 - £95.

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It takes approximately 3 h 36 min to get from Leicester to Chester Zoo, including transfers.

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Leicester to Chester Zoo bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Leicester St Margarets Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Leicester to Chester Zoo is to train which takes 3 h 36 min and costs £60 - £95. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £13 - £20 and takes 5 h 18 min.

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Leicester to Chester Zoo bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Chester station.

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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 36 min

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

Virgin West Coast Trains operates a train from Leicester to Chester Zoo 4 times a day. Tickets cost $50 - $80 and the journey takes 1 h 1 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Leicester to Chester Zoo via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth, Chester, Chester Bus Interchange, and Moston, Garage in around 5 h 18 min.

Train operators
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
$50 - $80
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $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
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $17
Off-Peak Single
$23 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Bus operators
Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
enquiries.merseyside@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Liverpool, Whitechapel to Chester Zoo, Zoo Main Entrance
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
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 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
Kinchbus
Phone
01509 815637
Email
talk@kinchbus.co.uk
Website
kinchbus.co.uk
Bus from St Margaret's Bus Station to Derby, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
kinchbus.co.uk

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