Trains from Chester to Edinburgh

Chester to Edinburgh train information

Chester Edinburgh train map

Train duration 3h56m
Arrival Edinburgh, Scotland
Departure Chester, England
Distance 191 Miles

Which operators can I use?

The trip between Chester, located in England and Edinburgh, situated in Scotland is well served by trains. Use our travel search engine to search for your ticket and see the rail company for this journey.

How much times does it take?

On average, the journey takes approximately 3h56m by train covering a distance of 191 miles to get to Edinburgh from Chester. The duration may vary depending if your train is direct or if you need to make a change.

What is the price of a train ticket for this journey?

Prices may vary quickly. We suggest you to make a search to see the latest available offers.

Best prices for Chester to Edinburgh train tickets

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Chester - Edinburgh prices calendar

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The Prices for train tickets Chester to Edinburgh tend to increase the closer you get to your departure day. Based on our data, if you purchase your ticket 3 days in advance, the price of the ticket starts at £19 whereas when booking on the day you're travelling, you will need to spend at least £36 for your trip. Thus, you will save 48% on the price of your ticket by buying your ticket 3 days in advance as opposed to on the day you're travelling.

The data are based on the best fares found over the past 6 months when buying in advance versus at the last minute.

Best prices for Chester to Edinburgh trains

We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between Chester and Edinburgh by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets Edinburgh to Chester and find the best deal for your outbound journey.

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Discount Chester - Edinburgh train tickets

The best way to pay less on your Chester Edinburgh train ticket must be to have a railcard. While regional railcards exist in some areas, National railcards enable you to make savings on most rail fares across the United Kingdom. Everyone is eligible to at least one of the railcard, even non-UK residents. National railcards available: 16-25 discount card, Senior railcard, Two together discount card, Family and Friends railcard and Disabled persons discount card.

The main benefit of using a railcard is that you only need a few trips to be profitable.

You will need to purchase at least £88 of train tickets throughout the duration of the railcard's validity for the railcard to pay for itsfel. It corresponds to the price of the card, thirty pounds, divided by the saving, thirty four percent. On every train that you buy after that, you will save money.

For instance, train tickets from Chester to Edinburgh cost on average £50.00 (1). If you're dividing £88 by £50.00 (£88/£50.00 = 1.76), it turns out that after only 2 one way trips from Edinburgh to Chester, the card will have paid for itself.

Railcards enable you to get a third off most rail fares for a year. The Disabled persons railcard costs £20 and the 5 other railcards £30.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 6 months for one way journey

Train Journey Average price without railcard(1) With a railcard 34% off(2) Saving based on a one-way trip Number of return trips to pay off the cost
Chester to Edinburgh train £50.00 £33.33 £16.67 1.76

(1)Average price observed over the last 6 months for one way

(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare

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