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London to Chester Train Information

Avg. Train Duration2h 9m
Trains arrive inChester
Trains depart fromLondon
Train Ticket Price£ 29.72
Distance265 km
Train Companies
  • Virgin Trains

Trains from London to Chester: Journey Details

Trains from London to Chester depart every hour, 7 days a week and run directly with no changes required. The major company providing services on the London to Chester route is Virgin Trains, whose trains depart from London Euston. The earliest weekday service departs at around 7 a.m. and run until just before midnight. All direct trains take just over 2 hours to reach Chester. Indirect journeys can also be made via London Midland services to Crewe, which works out at around the same total journey time.



Local Time 22:44
£ Sterling Pounds
Population 77,000
Region North West England
Languages English

How expensive is Chester?

An Average Meal

An average meal in a restaurant in Chester costs 25.3% less than in London.


Prices in Chester are on average 10.7% lower than in London.

Public Transport

Public transport in Chester costs around 34.5% less than in London.

A Night in a Hotel

A night in a hotel in Chester is about 4.4% more expensive than in London.

Taking the Train from London

All trains from London to Chester depart from London Euston, which is located just to the north of the city centre. Euston is well connected to other parts of London via the Victoria and Northern lines. The Hammersmith and City, Metropolitan and Circle lines also available at the nearby Euston Square station. Euston is also a bus terminus, with connections to destinations to the north, west and south, including West End hotels. Expect the journey from the city centre to take around 20 minutes.

Getting into Chester by Train

Chester is one of the UK's oldest cities, having once been one of the largest Roman settlements in Britain. There are plenty of historical sites to visit, such as Chester Castle, the city Cathedral and the ruins of ancient Deva, as well as more modern attractions like Chester Race Course. From the station, the circular 40 bus route provides easy access to the city centre and the race course. It runs from 7 a.m. until around 6:30 p.m., so taxis might be necessary if you are arriving late at night or very early in the morning.

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