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

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Train  •  3 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Derby to Crewe

$27 - $103

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Bus  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Nottingham Station Street to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Chester National Express

$18 - $26

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Derby, Bus Station to Buxton, Railway Station (Rail Station) Transpeak
  2. Take the train from Stockport to Chester

$30 - $40

Drive  •  1 h 47 min

  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 1 h 47 min.

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

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

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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 Derby and Crewe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 6 min.

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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 3 h 6 min and costs £20 - £80.

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It takes approximately 3 h 6 min to get from Nottingham to Chester, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Nottingham to Chester is to train which takes 3 h 6 min and costs £20 - £80. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £14 - £20 and takes 4 h 5 min.

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Map of how to get from Nottingham to Chester.
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  • Distance: 74.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 6 min

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

East Midlands Trains operates a train from Nottingham to Chester every 2 hours. Tickets cost $24 - $35 and the journey takes 1 h 16 min. Merseyrail Electrics also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Nottingham to Chester via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth in around 4 h 5 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
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.

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Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Nottingham Station Street to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
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
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 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
highpeakbuses.com

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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 East Midlands Trains, arrive at Crewe station.

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

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