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Sunderland to Chester by train
Fastest journey4hr 19m
Trains per day29
Avg. journey time4hr 46m
Travelling from Sunderland to Chester by train
Fast trains from Sunderland to Chester take around 4 hours and 19 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 214 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Sunderland and Chester.
1. Are there direct trains from Sunderland to Chester?
Journeys between Sunderland and Chester usually involve 2 changes of train.
We usually find around 25 departures on the route from Sunderland 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 34 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Sunderland to Chester?
The Sunderland to Chester train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 19 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Sunderland to Chester train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Chester is usually scheduled to depart Sunderland around 06:45 and the last train is around 19:47. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Sunderland around 05:52, and the last at 23:57.
When to book Sunderland 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 Sunderland to Chester by train.
Which train companies operate between Sunderland and Chester?
More than one train company operates on the route from Sunderland to Chester, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Arriva Trains Wales
- East Coast
- First TransPennine Express
- Grand Central
- Grand Central Railway
- Northern Rail
- TransPennine Express
- Transport For Wales
- Tyne And Wear Metro
- 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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