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There are 5 ways to get from Nottingham to Chester by train, bus, night bus or car

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Train via Tamworth  •  2h 42m

  1. Take the train from Nottingham to Tamworth High Level
  2. Take the train from Tamworth to Crewe

$63 - $106

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Bus, night bus  •  4h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Nottingham, Upper Parliament Street to Derby, Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Derby to Stoke-On-Trent
  3. Take the night bus from Stoke-On-Trent to Chester

$17 - $25

3 alternative options

Train East Midlands Trains  •  3h 24m

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

$50 - $76

Bus, line 32 bus  •  6h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Nottingham, Friar Lane to Derby, Bus Station i4 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Derby, Bus Station to Uttoxeter Town Centre, Bus Station Swi / ...
  3. Take the line 32 bus from Uttoxeter Town Centre, Bus Station to Hanley, Bus Station 32
  4. Take the bus from Hanley, Bus Station to Crewe, station 3 / ...

Drive  •  1h 47m

  1. Drive from Nottingham to Chester 87.5 miles

$18 - $28

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The cheapest way to get from Nottingham to Chester is to drive which costs £14 - £21 and takes 1h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Nottingham to Chester is to drive which costs £14 - £21 and takes 1h 47m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Nottingham to Chester. However, there are services departing from Nottingham, Upper Parliament Street and arriving at Chester via Derby and Stoke-On-Trent. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 34m.

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No, there is no direct train from Nottingham to Chester. However, there are services departing from Nottingham and arriving at Chester via Tamworth and Crewe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 42m.

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The distance between Nottingham and Chester is 75 miles. The road distance is 87.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Nottingham to Chester without a car is to train which takes 2h 42m and costs £45 - £85.

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It takes approximately 2h 42m to get from Nottingham to Chester, including transfers.

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Nottingham to Chester bus services, operated by Trent Barton, depart from Nottingham, Upper Parliament Street station.

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Nottingham to Chester train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Nottingham station.

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The best way to get from Nottingham to Chester is to train which takes 2h 42m and costs £45 - £85. Alternatively, you can bus and line 32 bus, which costs and takes 6h 17m.

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Map of how to get from Nottingham to Chester.
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  • Distance: 74.6 miles
  • Duration: 2h 42m

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

You can take a train from Nottingham to Chester via Tamworth and Crewe in around 2h 42m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Nottingham to Chester via Derby, Bus Station, Uttoxeter Town Centre, Bus Station, Hanley, Bus Station, Crewe, station, and Crewe in around 6h 17m.

Train operators
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Nottingham to Stockport
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$17 - $26
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$50 - $75
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Stockport to Chester
Ave. Duration
58m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $25
First Anytime Day Single
$25 - $40
Bus operators
Trent Barton
Phone
01773 712265
Email
talk@trentbarton.co.uk
Website
trentbarton.co.uk
Bus from Nottingham, Upper Parliament Street to Derby, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
34m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
trentbarton.co.uk
Bus from Nottingham, Friar Lane to Derby, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
trentbarton.co.uk
Bus from Derby, Bus Station to Uttoxeter Town Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
trentbarton.co.uk
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 Derby to Stoke-On-Trent
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
National Express
Night bus from Stoke-On-Trent to Chester
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
National Express
Notts & Derby
Phone
01332 204568
Email
ndtraffic@nottsderby.co.uk
Website
nottsderby.co.uk
Bus from Derby, Bus Station to Uttoxeter Town Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
41m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
nottsderby.co.uk
First in The Potteries
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Uttoxeter Town Centre, Bus Station to Hanley, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Hanley, Bus Station to Crewe, station
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
firstgroup.com
D&G Bus
Phone
01782 332337
Email
info@dgbus.co.uk
Website
dgbus.co.uk
Bus from Hanley, Bus Station to Crewe, station
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
dgbus.co.uk

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

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Nottingham to Chester train services, operated by West Midlands, arrive at Crewe station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nottingham to Chester is 87 miles. It takes approximately 1h 47m to drive from Nottingham to Chester.

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