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How much does it cost to get from Preston to Chester by train?

The prices for train tickets from Preston to Chester vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. Booked in advance, the cheapest train tickets from Preston to Chester will cost £ 30.80. The average train ticket price is approximately £ 1,090.94. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.

Preston to Chester by train

Best price £ 30.80
Journey duration 22 min
Connections per day 71
First departure 06:27
Last departure 22:57
Distance 40.4 mi
Departure Preston
Arrival Chester
Carriers Nationalrail, Northern rail, Avanti West Coast, First transpennine express, Arriva trains wales, Mersey rail, Transport For Wales

Route Summary by Train

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£ 30.80
Maximum price
£ 8,900

Preston - Chester


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£ 30.80

Monday, May 9th 2022
Transport for Wales-logo
Chester - Warrington Bank Quay
17:53 - 18:20
Transport for Wales
CO2: 0.19kg

How long is the journey from Preston to Chester by train?

The journey between Preston and Chester by train usually takes 22 min to cover a distance of 41 mi. The shortest journey from Preston to Chester will take you 3 min. Remember, as always, that this time does not include any delays that might occur due to weather conditions, construction, or unexpected diversions and disruptions. If arriving in Chester quickly is a priority for you, look for express or non-stop services. You may also find that a connecting route reaches your destination faster than some direct journeys. Virail will allow you to explore all your options and come to a decision that suits your needs.

What time are the departures from Preston to Chester?

In general, the first departure of the day will leave Preston at 06:27, and the last departure will leave at 22:57. However, it is important to remember that this is general information, and these journey times are not necessarily available every day. Timetables for each provider on the route from Preston to Chester can change from day to day or month to month. In particular, many providers offer different schedules on weekdays and weekends. Public holidays, local events, and seasonal timetables can also cause schedules to change.

What are the stations on the Preston to Chester route?

You can depart from Preston at stations such as Chester, Warrington Bank Quay, Wigan North Western, Manchester Oxford Road, Bamber Bridge, Crewe, Liverpool Lime Street, Preston, Capenhurst and Bache. At the end of the journey, you will be able to arrive in Chester at the following stations: Crewe, Chester, Manchester Oxford Road, Liverpool Lime Street, Preston, Warrington Bank Quay, Capenhurst, Bamber Bridge, Bache and Lostock Hall. Some of these stations may only be served by particular travel providers. Because of this, there may not be a direct connection between all the stations in Preston and Chester. Plan your journey carefully, as it may be necessary to make another connection before departure or after arrival.

How many times a day do journeys run from Preston to Chester?

On average, there are 71 daily departures from Preston to Chester. However, there may be more or less on different days. Providers' timetables can change on certain days of the week or public holidays, and many also vary at particular times of year. Some providers change their schedules during the summer season, for example. At very busy times, there may be up to 86 departures each day. The providers that travel along this route include Northern rail, Avanti West Coast, First transpennine express, Arriva trains wales, Mersey rail and Transport For Wales, and each operates according to their own specific schedules. As a traveler, you may prefer a direct journey, or you may not mind making changes and connections. If you have heavy suitcases, a direct journey could be best; otherwise, you might be able to save money and enjoy more flexibility by making a change along the way. Every day, there are an average of 71 departures from Preston which travel directly to Chester. There are 0 journeys with one change or more.


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