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There are 6 ways to get from Oxford to Chester by train, bus, night bus or car

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Train via Crewe  •  3 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Oxford to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe

$75 - $153

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Night bus  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Take the night bus from Oxford Bus Station, Gloucester Green to Chester National Express

$15 - $20

4 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Oxford to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Chester

$76 - $147

Bus, train  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Gloucester Green Bus Station to Central Milton Keynes, The Point X5
  2. Take the train from Milton Keynes Central to Chester

$90 - $142

Bus  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Oxford Bus Station, Gloucester Green to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Chester National Express

$20 - $27

Drive  •  2 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Oxford to Chester 154.1 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Oxford to Chester is to night bus which costs £12 - £16 and takes 4 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Oxford to Chester is to drive which costs £25 - £40 and takes 2 h 44 min.

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Oxford Bus Station, Gloucester Green station and arriving at Chester. This bus operates every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 10 min.

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

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The distance between Oxford and Chester is 122 miles. The road distance is 154.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Oxford to Chester without a car is to train which takes 3 h 3 min and costs £55 - £120.

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

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Oxford to Chester bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Oxford Bus Station, Gloucester Green.

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

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The best way to get from Oxford to Chester is to train which takes 3 h 3 min and costs £55 - £120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £15 - £21 and takes 4 h 20 min.

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Map of how to get from Oxford to Chester.
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  • Distance: 121.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 3 min

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

You can take a train from Oxford to Chester via Birmingham New Street and Crewe in around 3 h 3 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Oxford to Chester via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth in around 4 h 20 min.

Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Oxford to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $50
Train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$26 - $40
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
Train from Birmingham New Street to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
Train from Milton Keynes Central to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $120
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
First Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
Bus operators
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Gloucester Green Bus Station to Central Milton Keynes, The Point
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $15
Website
Stagecoach in Bedford
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 Oxford Bus Station, Gloucester Green to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $13
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
Night bus from Oxford Bus Station, Gloucester Green to Chester
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
nationalexpress.com

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Oxford to Chester is 154 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 44 min to drive from Oxford to Chester.

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