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There are 8 ways to get from Norwich to Chester by train, bus, car or plane

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Norwich to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Chester

$152 - $244

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Bus  •  7 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from University of East Anglia, University Drive to Pool Meadow Bus Station M37
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Chester National Express

$40 - $62

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Train East Midlands Trains  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Norwich to Stockport
  2. Take the train from Stockport to Chester

$113 - $163

Drive  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Norwich to Chester 235.9 miles

$50 - $75

Fly from Norwich, train  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Norwich (NWI) to Manchester (MAN) NWI - MAN
  2. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Chester

$97 - $228

Train to London Heathrow, fly, train  •  7 h

  1. Take the train from Norwich to London Liverpool Street
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Chester

$164 - $399

Train, train to Southend, fly  •  6 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Norwich to Colchester
  2. Take the train from Colchester to Shenfield
  3. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Manchester (MAN) SEN - MAN
  4. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Chester

$135 - $417

Train to Cambridge, fly, train  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Norwich to Cambridge
  2. Fly from Cambridge (CBG) to Manchester (MAN) CBG - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Chester

$95 - $307

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The cheapest way to get from Norwich to Chester is to bus which costs £30 - £50 and takes 7 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Norwich to Chester is to drive which costs £35 - £60 and takes 4 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Norwich to Chester. However, there are services departing from Norwich City Centre, Red Lion Street and arriving at Chester via University of East Anglia, University Drive, Coventry Pool Meadow Bus Station and Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 56 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Norwich to Chester. However, there are services departing from Norwich and arriving at Chester via Stockport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 17 min.

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The distance between Norwich and Chester is 180 miles. The road distance is 235.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Norwich to Chester without a car is to train which takes 5 h 4 min and costs £110 - £190.

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It takes approximately 5 h 4 min to get from Norwich to Chester, including transfers.

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Norwich to Chester bus services, operated by Megabus UK, depart from University of East Anglia, University Drive station.

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Norwich to Chester train services, operated by East Midlands Trains, depart from Norwich station.

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The best way to get from Norwich to Chester is to train which takes 5 h 4 min and costs £110 - £190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £30 - £50 and takes 7 h 56 min.

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Map of how to get from Norwich to Chester.
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  • Distance: 179.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 4 min

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

You can take a train from Norwich to Chester via London Liverpool Street, Moorgate station, Euston station, and London Euston in around 5 h 4 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Norwich to Chester via University of East Anglia, University Drive, Coventry Pool Meadow Bus Station, and Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth in around 7 h 56 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Norwich to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 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
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southend to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Norwich to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Norwich to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Norwich to Colchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Colchester to Shenfield
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Norwich to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Virgin West Coast Trains
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Norwich to Stockport
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$95 - $150
Anytime Day Single
$95 - $140
Anytime Single
$140 - $200
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Stockport to Chester
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $25
First Anytime Day Single
$25 - $40
Train from Manchester Airport to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $35
First Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Bus operators
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from University of East Anglia, University Drive to Pool Meadow Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Book at
uk.megabus.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 Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com

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The quickest flight from Norwich Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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

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Norwich to Chester train services, operated by Northern Rail, arrive at Chester station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Norwich to Chester is 236 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 5 min to drive from Norwich to Chester.

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Loganair offers flights from Norwich Airport to Manchester Airport.

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There are 423+ hotels available in Chester. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Norwich to Norwich Airport is to line 501 bus which takes 17 min and costs £1 - £3.

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