Directions from Oxford to Chester

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 via Crewe  •  2 h 58 min

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

$77 - $155

Cheapest option

Night bus  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Take the night bus from Oxford to Chester National Express

$16 - $21

6 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

$82 - $154

Bus, train  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Gloucester Green Bus Station to Buckingham, High Street (The Grand Junction PH) X5
  2. Take the train from Milton Keynes Central to Chester

$90 - $148

Bus  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Oxford to Birmingham National Express
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham to Chester National Express

$20 - $28

Drive  •  2 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Oxford to Chester 154.1 miles

$30 - $50

Train to Southampton, fly, bus  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Oxford to Southampton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Manchester (MAN) SOU - MAN
  3. Take the bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Chester, Railway Station

$98 - $221

Train to London Heathrow, fly, bus  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Oxford to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN
  3. Take the bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Chester, Railway Station

$139 - $364

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 2 h 58 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Oxford to Chester via Birmingham in around 4 h 20 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
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 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $55
Train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$27 - $40
Train from Oxford to Southampton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $55
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Train from Birmingham New Street to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $85
Train from Milton Keynes Central to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $130
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$50 - $75
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $130
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
$35 - $55
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
First Anytime Day Single
$55 - $85
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Oxford to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$20 - $35
Advanced Single
$21 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $65
Bus operators
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Gloucester Green Bus Station to Buckingham, High Street (The Grand Junction PH)
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Oxford to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Night bus from Oxford to Chester
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Website
nationalexpress.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 Oxford and Chester is 195 km. The road distance is 247 km.

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

The quickest way to get from Oxford to Chester is to drive which takes 2 h 44 min and costs £24 - £40.

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 2 h 58 min.

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

It takes approximately 2 h 58 min to get from Oxford to Chester, including transfers.