Trains from Edinburgh to Chester

Edinburgh to Chester train information

Edinburgh Chester train map

Train duration 3h58m
Arrival Chester, England
Departure Edinburgh, Scotland
Distance 191 Miles
Train operators TransPennine Express
Lowest train price from £21.30
Average train price £64.00

Which operators can I use?

There are a lot of train operators across the United Kingdom & Europe but the trains from Edinburgh in Scotland to Chester in England are provided by TransPennine Express.

How long is the train?

On average, it takes around 3h58m by train because of the 191 miles to travel to Chester from Edinburgh. The journey time will change depending if the train is direct or with stops.

What is the price of the train?

We found trains from £21.30 to travel in the next 180 days. Fares may change depending on the travel date as well as how much time in advance you book your ticket.

Best prices for Edinburgh to Chester train tickets

from £21.30 MORE 3h49m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from €19.48 MORE 15h25m

Edinburgh - Chester prices calendar

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Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 72 hours from the data provided by our partners.

Edinburgh - Chester: the best time to book cheap trains

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Days before Departure

The Prices for train tickets Edinburgh to Chester are increasing if you don't book early. According to our data, if you buy your train 2 months in advance, you can find tickets from £13 whereas when purchasing your seat 3 days in advance, you will need to spend at least £36 for your train. Thus, you may save 64% on the price of your ticket by booking 2 months in advance instead of 3 days in advance.

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

Best prices for Edinburgh to Chester trains

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

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Edinburgh
Waverley
Chester
£21.30 27/05/2022 08:52 15 days ago
Edinburgh
Waverley
Chester
£27.70 25/05/2022 10:52 11 days ago
Edinburgh
Waverley
Chester
£27.70 25/05/2022 08:52 11 days ago
Edinburgh
Waverley
Chester
£27.70 25/05/2022 12:52 11 days ago
Edinburgh
Waverley
Chester
£27.70 27/05/2022 12:52 15 days ago
Edinburgh
Waverley
Chester
£84.60 25/05/2022 08:12 TransPennine Express 11 days ago
Edinburgh
Waverley
Chester
£84.60 25/05/2022 12:12 TransPennine Express 11 days ago
Edinburgh
Waverley
Chester
£84.60 25/05/2022 10:12 TransPennine Express 11 days ago
Edinburgh
Waverley
Chester
£84.60 27/05/2022 10:52 15 days ago
Edinburgh
Waverley
Chester
£84.60 27/05/2022 08:12 TransPennine Express 15 days ago

Best prices for the next 180 days.

Edinburgh Chester train

Discount Edinburgh - Chester train tickets

Willing to travel for cheap? Many railcards and deals exist to pay less for your Edinburgh Chester train ticket and make even more savings on your tickets: special train fares for children, railcards for all ages, group travel, or charity discount. There are 5 types of railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Two together railcard, Family and Friends Railcard, Senior railcard, Disabled persons railcard.

  • 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 Edinburgh to Chester cost on average £63.82 (1). If you're dividing £88 by £63.82 (£88/£63.82 = 1.38), it turns out that after only 2 one way trips from Chester to Edinburgh, the card will have paid for itself.

  • The cost to get a Disabled persons railcard is £20 while it will cost you £30 to buy a 16-25, Two together, Family and Friends or the Senior railcard. All of them enable you to get a third off most rail fares for a whole year.

(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
Edinburgh to Chester train £63.82 £42.55 £21.27 1.38

(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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