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

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Train  •  4 h

  1. Take the train from Nottingham to Derby
  2. Take the train from Derby to Crewe
  3. Take the train from Crewe to Chester

$31 - $110

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Bus  •  4 h 51 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

$21 - $29

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Train, line 1 bus  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Nottingham to Liverpool Lime Street
  2. Take the line 1 bus from Liverpool, Whitechapel (Met Quarter) to Chester Zoo, Zoo Main Entrance (Chester Zoo) 1 / ...

$64 - $85

Bus, train  •  7 h 11 min

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

$34 - $44

Drive  •  1 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Nottingham to Chester Zoo 88.1 miles

$18 - $28

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The cheapest way to get from Nottingham to Chester Zoo 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 Zoo 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 Zoo. However, there are services departing from Nottingham Station Street and arriving at Chester Zoo, Zoo Main Entrance (Chester Zoo) via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth and Chester Bus Interchange. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 51 min.

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The distance between Nottingham and Chester Zoo is 75 miles. The road distance is 88.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Nottingham to Chester Zoo without a car is to train which takes 4 h and costs £23 - £85.

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It takes approximately 4 h to get from Nottingham to Chester Zoo, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Nottingham to Chester Zoo is to train which takes 4 h and costs £23 - £85. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £16 - £22 and takes 4 h 51 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Nottingham to Chester Zoo is 88 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 47 min to drive from Nottingham to Chester Zoo.

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Map of how to get from Nottingham to Chester Zoo.
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  • Distance: 74.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h

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

You can take a train from Nottingham to Chester Zoo via Derby, Crewe, Chester, Bache, Bache, Countess Hospital (Countess of Chester Hospital), and Upton, Demage Lane (House number 39) in around 4 h. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Nottingham to Chester Zoo via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth, Chester, and Chester Bus Interchange in around 4 h 51 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
Hourly
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 - $15
Train from Derby to Crewe
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $17
Off-Peak Single
$23 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Train from Nottingham to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$27 - $40
Off-Peak Single
$50 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $80
Anytime Single
$75 - $120
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 - $14
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $7
Anytime Day Single
$9 - $14
First Anytime Day Single
$13 - $20
Virgin West Coast Trains
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.

Contact Details
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
Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
enquiries.merseyside@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Liverpool, Whitechapel (Met Quarter) to Chester Zoo, Zoo Main Entrance (Chester Zoo)
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.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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