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Nottingham to Chester by train

  • First train
    05:20
  • Last train
    21:46
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 7m
  • Distance
    119 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    44
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 53m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Nottingham to Chester by train

Fast trains from Nottingham to Chester take around 2 hours and 7 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 119 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Nottingham and Chester.

1. Are there direct trains from Nottingham to Chester?

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

We usually find around 48 departures on the route from Nottingham 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 36 departures.

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

The Nottingham to Chester train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 7 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Chester is usually scheduled to depart Nottingham around 05:09 and the last train is around 21:46. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Nottingham around 05:20, and the last at 21:17.

When to book Nottingham 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 Nottingham to Chester by train.

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Which train companies operate between Nottingham and Chester?

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

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

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

Chester to Nottingham 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.