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Chester to Edinburgh by train
Fastest journey3hr 24m
Trains per day23
Avg. journey time3hr 53m
Travelling from Chester to Edinburgh by train
Fast trains from Chester to Edinburgh take around 3 hours and 24 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 307 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Chester and Edinburgh.
1. Are there direct trains from Chester to Edinburgh?
Journeys between Chester and Edinburgh usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 24 departures on the route from Chester to Edinburgh 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 22 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Chester to Edinburgh?
The Chester to Edinburgh train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 24 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Chester to Edinburgh train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Edinburgh is usually scheduled to depart Chester around 05:38 and the last train is around 23:01. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Chester around 04:22, and the last at 23:22.
What's the Chester to Edinburgh train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Chester to Edinburgh are $24.69.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $25 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $48. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.
When to book Chester to Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh by train.
Which train companies operate between Chester and Edinburgh?
More than one train company operates on the route from Chester to Edinburgh, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Arriva Trains Wales
- Avanti West Coast
- First TransPennine Express
- 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.
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