Bradford to Chester by train

  • First train
    05:37
  • Last train
    00:31
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 16m
  • Distance
    100 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    45
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 55m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Bradford to Chester by train

Fast trains from Bradford to Chester take around 2 hours and 16 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 100 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Bradford and Chester.

1. Are there direct trains from Bradford to Chester?

Journeys between Bradford and Chester usually involve one change of train. We have found some direct departures on this route but these are less frequent than routes requiring a change.

We usually find around 36 departures on the route from Bradford 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 56 departures.

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

The Bradford to Chester train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 16 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Chester is usually scheduled to depart Bradford around 05:37 and the last train is around 00:31. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Bradford around 05:58, and the last at 00:31.

When to book Bradford 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 Bradford to Chester by train.

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Which train companies operate between Bradford and Chester?

More than one train company operates on the route from Bradford 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
  • Virgin Trains

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

Chester to Bradford 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.