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Chester to Derby by train
Fastest journey1hr 40m
Trains per day19
Avg. journey time2hr 42m
Travelling from Chester to Derby by train
Fast trains from Chester to Derby take around 1 hour and 40 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 100 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Chester and Derby.
1. Are there direct trains from Chester to Derby?
Journeys between Chester and Derby usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 22 departures on the route from Chester to Derby 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 28 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Chester to Derby?
The Chester to Derby train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 40 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Chester to Derby train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Derby is usually scheduled to depart Chester around 04:22 and the last train is around 21:02. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Chester around 04:22, and the last at 23:22.
When to book Chester to Derby 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 Derby by train.
Which train companies operate between Chester and Derby?
More than one train company operates on the route from Chester to Derby, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Arriva Trains Wales
- Avanti West Coast
- East Midlands Railway
- East Midlands Trains
- Transport For Wales
- 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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