There are 9 ways to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Chester by train, bus, car or plane

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Recommended option

Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  3 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to Tottenham Hale Stansted Express
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Chester

$127 - $199

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway 777 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milton Keynes Coachway to Chester National Express

$29 - $43

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Train CrossCountry  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Chester

$111 - $197

Train East Midlands Trains  •  7 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to Peterborough
  2. Take the train from Peterborough to Stockport
  3. Take the train from Stockport to Chester

$119 - $178

Drive  •  3 h 28 min

  1. Drive from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Chester 201.5 miles

$40 - $65

Train to London Heathrow, fly, bus  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to London Liverpool Street
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN
  3. Take the bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Chester, Delamere Street

$132 - $331

Train, train to Southend, fly, bus  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport
  3. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Manchester (MAN) SEN - MAN
  4. Take the bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Chester, Delamere Street

$120 - $373

Train, train to Southampton, fly, bus  •  6 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to Tottenham Hale
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Southampton Airport Parkway
  3. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Manchester (MAN) SOU - MAN
  4. Take the bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Chester, Delamere Street

$106 - $225

Train to Cambridge, fly, bus  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to Cambridge
  2. Fly from Cambridge (CBG) to Manchester (MAN) CBG - MAN
  3. Take the bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Chester, Delamere Street

$75 - $294

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Chester is to bus which costs £21 - £35 and takes 6 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Chester is to drive which takes 3 h 28 min and costs £30 - £50.

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The distance between London Stansted Airport (STN) and Chester is 258 km. The road distance is 322 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 32 min to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Chester, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Chester. However, there are services departing from Stansted Airport, Coach Station and arriving at Chester via Milton Keynes Coachway. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Chester. However, there are services departing from Stansted Airport and arriving at Chester via Birmingham New Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 4 min.

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What companies run services between London Stansted Airport (STN), England and Chester, England?

You can take a train from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Chester via Tottenham Hale, Tottenham Hale Underground Station, Euston Underground Station, and London Euston in around 3 h 32 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Chester via Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway and Milton Keynes Coachway in around 6 h 55 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southend to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Cambridge to Manchester
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Train operators
Stansted Express
Website
stanstedexpress.com
Train from Stansted Airport to Tottenham Hale
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
stanstedexpress.com
Standard
$24
First
$39
Business
$36
Train from Stansted Airport to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
stanstedexpress.com
Standard
$26
First
$40
Business
$39
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$65 - $100
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $170
Train from Birmingham New Street to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $85
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Stansted Airport to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Single
$75 - $120
Off-Peak Single
$70 - $110
Train from Stansted Airport to Peterborough
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $50
Train from Stansted Airport to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$15 - $23
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
First Anytime Day Single
$55 - $80
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Peterborough to Stockport
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$30 - $45
Off-Peak Single
$60 - $95
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $90
Anytime Single
$85 - $130
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Stansted Airport to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Milton Keynes Coachway to Chester
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
nationalexpress.com
easyBus
Bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Chester, Delamere Street
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12

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