Chester to Cambridge by train

  • First train
    04:22
  • Last train
    21:35
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 25m
  • Distance
    232 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    18
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 13m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Chester to Cambridge by train

Fast trains from Chester to Cambridge take around 3 hours and 25 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 232 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Chester and Cambridge.

1. Are there direct trains from Chester to Cambridge?

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

We usually find around 30 departures on the route from Chester to Cambridge 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 33 departures.

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

The Chester to Cambridge train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 25 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Cambridge is usually scheduled to depart Chester around 04:22 and the last train is around 22:32. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Chester around 04:22, and the last at 21:36.

When to book Chester to Cambridge 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 Chester to Cambridge by train.

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Which train companies operate between Chester and Cambridge?

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

  • Abellio Greater Anglia
  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • Avanti West Coast
  • CrossCountry
  • Great Northern
  • Greater Anglia
  • London Underground
  • Thameslink
  • Transport For Wales
  • UK Rail Connections
  • 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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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.