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There are 12 ways to get from Perth to Chester by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Glasgow Central  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Perth to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Warrington Bank Quay

$149 - $238

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Bus  •  10 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Perth, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station M8
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
  3. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Chester

$35 - $55

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Train  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Perth to Haymarket
  2. Take the train from Haymarket to Warrington Bank Quay

$144 - $236

Bus, train  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Perth, South Street to Edinburgh, Bus Station X56
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh to Manchester Piccadilly
  3. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Chester

$102 - $147

Drive  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Perth to Chester 288.5 miles

$60 - $90

Train to Edinburgh, fly to Manchester, train  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Perth to Edinburgh Gateway
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Manchester (MAN) EDI - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Chester

$78 - $228

Train to Glasgow, fly to Manchester, train  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Perth to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Manchester (MAN) GLA - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Chester

$93 - $337

Train to Edinburgh, fly to Birmingham, train  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Perth to Edinburgh Gateway
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Birmingham (BHX) EDI - BHX
  3. Take the train from Birmingham International to Crewe

$96 - $289

Train to Aberdeen, fly to Manchester, train  •  7 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Perth to Aberdeen
  2. Fly from Aberdeen (ABZ) to Manchester (MAN) ABZ - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Chester

$92 - $213

Train to Inverness, fly to Manchester, train  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Perth to Inverness
  2. Fly from Inverness (INV) to Manchester (MAN) INV - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Chester

$113 - $314

Train to Glasgow, fly to Birmingham, train  •  6 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Perth to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Birmingham (BHX) GLA - BHX
  3. Take the train from Birmingham International to Crewe

$101 - $278

Train to Edinburgh, fly to East Midlands, train  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Perth to Edinburgh Gateway
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to East Midlands (EMA) EDI - EMA
  3. Take the train from Derby to Crewe

$82 - $258

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The cheapest way to get from Perth to Chester is to bus which costs £26 - £45 and takes 10 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Perth to Chester is to drive which costs £45 - £70 and takes 4 h 43 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Perth station to Chester. However, there are services departing from Perth, Bus Station and arriving at Chester via Glasgow and Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 1 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Perth to Chester. However, there are services departing from Perth and arriving at Chester via Haymarket and Warrington Bank Quay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 3 min.

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The distance between Perth and Chester is 224 miles. The road distance is 288.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Perth to Chester without a car is to train which takes 5 h 36 min and costs £110 - £190.

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It takes approximately 5 h 36 min to get from Perth to Chester, including transfers.

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Perth to Chester bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Perth, Bus Station.

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Perth to Chester train services, operated by ScotRail, depart from Perth station.

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The best way to get from Perth to Chester is to train which takes 5 h 36 min and costs £110 - £190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £26 - £45 and takes 10 h 1 min.

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Map of how to get from Perth to Chester.
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  • Distance: 223.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 36 min

What companies run services between Perth, Scotland and Chester, England?

You can take a train from Perth to Chester via Glasgow Queen Street, Glasgow, North Court, Glasgow, Central Station, Glasgow Central, and Warrington Bank Quay in around 5 h 36 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Perth to Chester via Glasgow and Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St in around 10 h 1 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Aberdeen to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $260
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Edinburgh to East Midlands
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $300
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $250
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $290
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $240
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $270
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Aberdeen to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Inverness to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Perth to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $24
Train from Perth to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $21
Train from Perth to Edinburgh Gateway
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $20
Train from Perth to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$26 - $35
Train from Perth to Inverness
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$20 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Warrington Bank Quay
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $200
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$80 - $120
Anytime Day Single
$120 - $200
Train from Haymarket to Warrington Bank Quay
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $200
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$80 - $120
Anytime Day Single
$120 - $200
Train from Birmingham International to Crewe
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $60
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Perth to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$16 - $24
1st Class
$29 - $45
Train from Perth to Inverness
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$24 - $40
1st Class
$45 - $65
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $50
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $130
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $25
First Anytime Day Single
$25 - $40
Train from Manchester Airport to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $35
First Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Derby to Crewe
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
Bus operators
Stagecoach East Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Perth, South Street to Edinburgh, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
Scottish Citylink
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 Perth, Scotland to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
National Express
Bus from Glasgow to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
National Express
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
National Express

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

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Perth to Chester train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, arrive at Warrington Bank Quay station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Perth to Chester is 288 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 43 min to drive from Perth to Chester.

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