There are 5 ways to get from Nottingham to Chester 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  •  3 h 11 min

$27 - $103

Cheapest option

Bus National Express  •  4 h 5 min

  1. National Express
  2. National Express

$19 - $27

3 alternative options

Train via Stockport  •  3 h 26 min

$31 - $72

Bus via Buxton, Railway Station (Rail Station)  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Tp
  2. 199
  3. 5

$31

Drive  •  1 h 47 min

  1. 87.5 miles

$18 - $28

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

You can take a train from Nottingham to Chester via Derby and Crewe in around 3 h 11 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Nottingham to Chester via Birmingham in around 4 h 5 min.

Train operators
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Nottingham to Derby
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$3 - $6
Off-Peak Single
$7 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Single
$10 - $16
Train from Derby to Crewe
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$12 - $17
Off-Peak Single
$23 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Train from Nottingham to Stockport
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$18 - $26
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$50 - $75
Merseyrail Electrics
Phone
0151 330 1000
Website
merseyrail.org
Train from Nottingham to Derby
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
Train from Derby to Crewe
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
Train from Nottingham to Stockport
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
Northern Rail
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Chester
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $8
Anytime Day Single
$9 - $15
First Anytime Day Single
$13 - $21
Virgin West Coast Trains
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from NOTTINGHAM, Station Street to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
High Peak
Phone
0844 351 1120
Email
help@centrebus.com
Website
highpeakbuses.com
Bus from Derby, Bus Station to Buxton, Railway Station (Rail Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
highpeakbuses.com
Bus from Buxton, Railway Station (Rail Station) to Manchester Airport The Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
highpeakbuses.com
easyBus
Bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Chester, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Nottingham and Chester is 119 km. The road distance is 140 km.

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

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

No, there is no direct train from Nottingham to Chester. However, there are services departing from Nottingham and arriving at Chester via Derby and Crewe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 11 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Nottingham to Chester. However, there are services departing from NOTTINGHAM, Station Street and arriving at Chester via Birmingham. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 5 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 11 min to get from Nottingham to Chester, including transfers.