Halifax to Chester by train

  • First train
    06:15
  • Last train
    22:58
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 2m
  • Distance
    90 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    32
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 46m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Halifax to Chester by train

Fast trains from Halifax to Chester take around 2 hours and 2 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 90 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Halifax and Chester.

1. Are there direct trains from Halifax to Chester?

Journeys between Halifax and Chester usually involve one change of train. We have found some direct departures on this route but these are less frequent than routes requiring a change.

We usually find around 37 departures on the route from Halifax to Chester 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 38 departures.

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

The Halifax to Chester train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 2 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Chester is usually scheduled to depart Halifax around 06:15 and the last train is around 23:47. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Halifax around 06:29, and the last at 21:54.

When to book Halifax 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 Halifax to Chester by train.

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Which train companies operate between Halifax and Chester?

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

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • East Midlands Trains
  • First TransPennine Express
  • Grand Central Railway
  • Merseyrail
  • Northern
  • 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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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.