Chester train station is located on Station Road just north of the city centre (postcode CH1 3NS).
The station is served by Arriva Trains Wales, Virgin Trains, Northern Rail, and Merseyrail.
Direct trains to Chester include:
- Arriva Trains Wales – Trains from Holyhead to Cardiff Central, calling at Bangor, Llandudno Junction, Colwyn Bay, Rhyl, Prestatyn, Chester, Wrexham General, Shrewsbury, Hereford, and Newport
- Arriva Trains Wales – Trains from Crewe to Chester
- Arriva Trains Wales – Trains from Llandudno to Manchester Piccadilly, calling at Llandudno Junction, Colwyn Bay, Rhyl, Prestatyn, Chester, Runcorn East, Warrington Bank Quay, and Manchester Oxford Road
- Arriva Trains Wales – Trains from Holyhead to Birmingham International, calling at Bangor, Conwy, Llandudno Junction, Colwyn Bay, Rhyl, Prestatyn, Chester, Wrexham General, Shrewsbury, Telford Central, Wolverhampton, and Birmingham New Street
- Virgin Trains – Trains from Holyhead to London Euston, calling at Bangor, Llandudno Junction, Colwyn Bay, Rhyl, Prestatyn, Chester, Crewe, and Milton Keynes Central
- Virgin Trains – Trains from London Euston to Chester, calling at Milton Keynes Central and Crewe
- Northern Rail – Trains from Manchester Piccadilly to Chester, calling at Stockport, Altrincham, Knutsford, Northwich, and Delamere
The station is on Merseyrail’s Wirral Line. A circular train runs from Liverpool Lime Street to Chester, via Liverpool Central, James Street, Birkenhead Hamilton Square, Birkenhead Central, Port Sunlight, Bromborough, and Bache.
For train times to and from Chester train station visit National Rail Enquiries.
There is an NCP car park next to the station and a taxi rank outside the entrance. The City Rail Link is a free bus service that takes train passengers to Chester city centre. It runs every day of the week (except Sundays) with departures every 6 minutes in the daytime.
Facilities at the station include a Costa coffee shop, WHSmith, cash machine, and toilets. Hotels near the train station include the Queen Hotel and Westminster Hotel.
National Express offer direct coaches to Chester from many destinations including Liverpool, Oxford, Birmingham Airport, Birmingham, Stoke-on-Trent, Portsmouth, Southampton, Oxford, Leeds, Bradford, Manchester, Manchester Airport, Middlesbrough, Darlington, Bangor, Llandudno, Colwyn Bay, Rhyl, Prestatyn, Aberdeen, Dundee, Glasgow, Carlisle, Preston, Bolton, London, and Milton Keynes.
National Express coaches arrive and depart from the Chester Bus Exchange (behind Chester Town Hall). Tickets can be purchased online or from the Chester Tourist Information Centre.
To get to Chester from Manchester Airport by public transport first catch a train to Manchester Piccadilly (at peak times they run around every 6 minutes) and then catch a train to Chester (Arriva Train Wales or Northern Rail).
To get to Chester from Liverpool John Lennon Airport by public transport, first catch the Arriva bus from the airport to Liverpool South Parkway train station. From here take the Merseyrail train to Liverpool Central, and then another Merseyrail train to Chester.
Another option is to take a train from Liverpool South Parkway to Liverpool Lime Street station (various operators) and then take the Merseyrail train to Chester.
Visit National Rail Enquiries for train times and fares.
Cars and Car Parking
Chester is situated at the end of the M53 motorway. The M53 connects Chester to the Wirral and Liverpool. The M53 is linked to the M6 (for Carlisle, Penrith, Kendal, Lancaster, Preston, Warrington, and Birmingham) and the M60 (for Manchester) by the M56.
There is a good selection of car parks in Chester city centre. A full list can be found on the Cheshire West and Chester Council website.