There are 6 ways to get from Liverpool to Chester by train, bus, rideshare, taxi, car or towncar

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Train  •  42 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street Low Level to Chester

$5 - $13

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Rideshare  •  47 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Liverpool to Chester 19.2 miles

$6

4 alternative options

Bus  •  1 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Liverpool, Whitechapel (Met Quarter) to Chester Bus Interchange 1 / ...

$6 - $10

Taxi  •  30 min

  1. Take a taxi from Liverpool to Chester 18.9 miles

$65 - $85

Drive  •  30 min

  1. Drive from Liverpool to Chester 18.9 miles

$4 - $6

Uber  •  30 min

  1. Take an Uber from Liverpool to Chester 18.9 miles

$35 - $50

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Liverpool, Whitechapel (Met Quarter) and arriving at Chester Bus Interchange. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 26 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Liverpool Lime Street Low Level and arriving at Chester. Services depart every 30 minutes. The journey takes approximately 42 min.

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The distance between Liverpool and Chester is 16 miles. The road distance is 18.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Liverpool to Chester without a car is to train which takes 42 min and costs .

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The train from Liverpool Lime Street Low Level to Chester takes 42 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Liverpool to Chester bus services, operated by Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire, depart from Liverpool, Whitechapel (Met Quarter) station.

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Liverpool to Chester train services, operated by Merseyrail Electrics, depart from Liverpool Lime Street Low Level station.

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The best way to get from Liverpool to Chester is to train which takes 42 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 1 h 26 min.

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Liverpool to Chester bus services, operated by Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire, arrive at Chester Bus Interchange station.

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Liverpool to Chester train services, operated by Merseyrail Electrics, arrive at Chester station.

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Map of how to get from Liverpool to Chester.
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  • Distance: 15.7 miles
  • Duration: 42 min

What companies run services between Liverpool, England and Chester, England?

Merseyrail Electrics operates a train from Liverpool to Chester every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $5 - $8 and the journey takes 42 min. East Midlands Trains also services this route hourly. Alternatively, Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire operates a bus from Liverpool to Chester every 3 hours. Tickets cost $9 and the journey takes 1 h 26 min. National Express also services this route once daily.

Train operators
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street Low Level to Chester
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$3 - $6
Off-Peak Single
$7 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$8 - $13
Anytime Single
$11 - $16
Bus operators
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 Bus Interchange
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9
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 Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place to Chester
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Liverpool to Chester
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Uber Merseyside
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Liverpool to Chester
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Signup at
uber.com
Access
$30 - $50
Assist
$30 - $50
UberX
$35 - $50
Exec
$45 - $70
UberXL
$45 - $70
Taxi from Liverpool to Chester
Ave. Duration
30 min
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Comcab Liverpool
Phone
+44 151 298 2222
Website
comcab-liverpool.co.uk
Taxi In Liverpool
Phone
+44 151 236 1915

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Yes, the driving distance between Liverpool to Chester is 19 miles. It takes approximately 30 min to drive from Liverpool to Chester.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Liverpool and Chester. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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