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Chester to Durham by train

  • First train
    05:38
  • Last train
    23:22
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 14m
  • Distance
    195 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    44
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 2m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Chester to Durham by train

Fast trains from Chester to Durham take around 3 hours and 14 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 195 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Chester and Durham.

1. Are there direct trains from Chester to Durham?

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

We usually find around 50 departures on the route from Chester to Durham every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 40 departures.

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

The Chester to Durham train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 14 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Durham is usually scheduled to depart Chester around 05:38 and the last train is around 23:22. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Chester around 05:38, and the last at 23:00.

When to book Chester to Durham 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 Durham by train.

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Which train companies operate between Chester and Durham?

More than one train company operates on the route from Chester to Durham, 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

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

Durham to Chester 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.