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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  3 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Milton Keynes Central to Chester

$91 - $143

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Milton Keynes Coachway to Chester National Express

$27 - $35

2 alternative options

Train Arriva Trains Wales  •  4 h 46 min

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

$60 - $123

Drive  •  2 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Northampton to Chester Zoo 129.7 miles

$27 - $40

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 $80 - $130 and the journey takes 1 h 28 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Northampton to Chester Zoo twice daily. Tickets cost $16 - $21 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
$80 - $130
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$50 - $80
Anytime Day Single
$80 - $130
Train from Birmingham New Street to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $90
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
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
First Anytime Day Single
$55 - $85
Bus operators

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Northampton to Chester Zoo?

The distance between Northampton and Chester Zoo is 173 km. The road distance is 208 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Northampton to Chester Zoo?

The cheapest way to get from Northampton to Chester Zoo is to drive which costs £19 - £29 and takes 2 h 23 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Northampton to Chester Zoo?

The quickest way to get from Northampton to Chester Zoo is to drive which takes 2 h 23 min and costs £19 - £29.

Is there a direct bus between Northampton and Chester Zoo?

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 and Chester, Bus Interchange (Chester Bus Interchange). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 55 min.

How long does it take to get from Northampton to Chester Zoo?

It takes approximately 3 h 26 min to get from Northampton to Chester Zoo, including transfers.