Tudor buildings in Chester

Trains to Chester

Founded as a Roman fortress, the walls in which the city is encased in are one of the best-preserved in Britain.


With a number of medieval buildings, Victorian and Tudor architecture, Chester is a truly charming town steeped in history and can be easily explored by foot. 


Popular Routes to Chester

Located just outside of the city centre, Chester station offers a free bus service in and out of the city. The station offers great facilities such as shops and cafes to make your journey in and out comfortable as well as toilets with baby changing facilities and step-free access throughout.


The most popular routes to and from Chester operate from the following stations: 



Average Travel Time*



2 h 6 min



1 h 18 min



3 h 4 min



4 h 20 min

* Please note journey times are based on average and may vary depending on the rail provider and time of travel.


Cheap Tickets to Chester 

Railcards offer value for money if you travel by train, saving you at least 1/3 on most rail fares. With a bit of planning, buying tickets in advance can save you a pretty pound, and if the travel bug has you travelling a lot then a Railcard might be worth your while!


The Railcards available include:


·         16-25 Railcard

·         Two Together Railcard

·         Family & Friends Railcard

·         Senior Railcard

·         Veterans Railcard

·         Disabled Persons Railcard

·         26-30 Railcard


Visit the Railcard Website and buy a Railcard Now!


You may also want to check out our Regional Railcards to see if there are discounts for travelling to and from where you are. 


Under 5 Travel free, accompanied by a fare-paying passenger.
5-15 Are eligible for a 50% discount on most tickets, though proof of age will need to be carried where appropriate.
16-17 Saver Like a Railcard but with bigger discounts for anyone aged 16 or 17.

When in Chester 

The City Walls were built by the Romans around 70AD. Despite changes to the wall over the centuries, they have stayed in place since the 1200s. Close to a number of places of interest, following the wall is a great way to see different sites around the town.


Shopping is a great experience especially at The Rows in Chester Cross is a uniquely designed series of double-decker style raised storefronts. With the earliest record of the building dating back to the 11th and 12th centuries, The Rows have withstood the test of time and is now home to a series of both independent and well-known retailers.


Chester Cathedral is a beautiful 1000-year-old archaeological national treasure welcoming those who wish to attend a service or explore the cathedral. The nature gardens are well worth visiting and feature daily flying displays from the cathedral Falconry, where you can get up close to beautiful birds of prey that are handled by falconers.  


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Last updated:   11 October 2021