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Lincoln to Chester by train

  • First train
    07:00
  • Last train
    22:26
  • Avg changes
    2
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 24m
  • Distance
    156 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    33
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 5m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Lincoln to Chester by train

Fast trains from Lincoln to Chester take around 3 hours and 24 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 156 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Lincoln and Chester.

1. Are there direct trains from Lincoln to Chester?

Journeys between Lincoln and Chester usually involve 2 changes of train.

We usually find around 37 departures on the route from Lincoln to Chester every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 32 departures.

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

The Lincoln to Chester train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 24 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Chester is usually scheduled to depart Lincoln around 07:00 and the last train is around 22:26. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Lincoln around 05:26, and the last at 22:10.

When to book Lincoln 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 Lincoln to Chester by train.

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Which train companies operate between Lincoln and Chester?

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

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • Avanti West Coast
  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • East Midlands Railway
  • East Midlands Trains
  • First TransPennine Express
  • London Midland
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • TransPennine Express
  • Transport For Wales
  • Virgin Trains

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

Chester to Lincoln by train

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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.