Scarborough to Chester by train

  • First train
    06:00
  • Last train
    22:07
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 20m
  • Distance
    203 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    23
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 55m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Scarborough to Chester by train

Fast trains from Scarborough to Chester take around 3 hours and 20 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 203 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Scarborough and Chester.

1. Are there direct trains from Scarborough to Chester?

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

We usually find around 23 departures on the route from Scarborough 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 21 departures.

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

The Scarborough to Chester train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 20 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Chester is usually scheduled to depart Scarborough around 06:00 and the last train is around 22:45. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Scarborough around 06:30, and the last at 21:38.

When to book Scarborough 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 Scarborough to Chester by train.

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Which train companies operate between Scarborough and Chester?

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

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • First TransPennine Express
  • Merseyrail
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • TransPennine Express
  • Transport For Wales

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.