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Durham to Chester by train

  • First train
    05:04
  • Last train
    22:14
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 20m
  • Distance
    195 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    37
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 47m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Durham to Chester by train

Fast trains from Durham to Chester take around 3 hours and 20 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 195 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Durham and Chester.

1. Are there direct trains from Durham to Chester?

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

We usually find around 45 departures on the route from Durham to Chester 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 43 departures.

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

The Durham to Chester train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 20 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Chester is usually scheduled to depart Durham around 05:04 and the last train is around 21:28. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Durham around 05:00, and the last at 22:14.

When to book Durham 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 Durham to Chester by train.

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Which train companies operate between Durham and Chester?

More than one train company operates on the route from Durham 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

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

Chester to Durham 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.