Croydon to Chester by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 56m
  • Distance
    278 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 27m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Croydon to Chester by train

Fast trains from Croydon to Chester take around 2 hours and 56 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 278 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Croydon and Chester.

1. Are there direct trains from Croydon to Chester?

Journeys between Croydon and Chester usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 35 departures on the route from Croydon to Chester every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 49 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Croydon to Chester?

The Croydon to Chester train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 56 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Croydon to Chester train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Chester is usually scheduled to depart Croydon around 05:10 and the last train is around 22:24. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Croydon around 04:40, and the last at 19:54.

When to book Croydon to Chester train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Croydon to Chester by train.

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Which train companies operate between Croydon and Chester?

More than one train company operates on the route from Croydon to Chester, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Avanti West Coast
  • London Underground
  • Southern
  • Thameslink
  • UK Rail Connections
  • Virgin Trains

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.