There are 4 ways to get from Northampton to Chester Zoo by train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Milton Keynes Central to Chester

$85 - $136

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 to Chester National Express

$24 - $32

2 alternative options

Train Arriva Trains Wales  •  5 h 9 min

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

$59 - $116

Drive  •  2 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Northampton to Chester Zoo 129.7 miles

$27 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Northampton to Chester Zoo is to bus which costs £18 - £25 and takes 6 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Northampton to Chester Zoo is to drive which costs £21 - £35 and takes 2 h 23 min.

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The distance between Northampton and Chester Zoo is 108 miles. The road distance is 129.7 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 46 min to get from Northampton to Chester Zoo, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Northampton to Chester Zoo. However, there are services departing from Northampton and arriving at Chester Zoo, Zoo Main Entrance (Chester Zoo) via Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 and Chester Bus Interchange. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 15 min.

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

Virgin West Coast Trains operates a train from Northampton to Chester Zoo hourly. Tickets cost $75 - $120 and the journey takes 1 h 28 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Northampton to Chester Zoo once daily. Tickets cost $15 - $20 and the journey takes 3 h 35 min.

Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Milton Keynes Central to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $75
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $120
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
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
Bus operators
National Express

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